Dissecting the Details: Shaun Smith

Hello lovely LDV readers! Nancy of Marcus Design blog here, sharing a Dissecting the Details post with you today. I’ve been coveting the sophisticated style of Shaun Smith for some time now, every room he puts together is lust-worthy. I’m focusing in on his bathroom designs for today, sharing 3 key elements he utilizes to create stand-out spaces. Let’s take a look:


You can’t deny the walls in these bathrooms are simply captivating! I love Shaun’s use of tile glistening over the entire wall, or wallcoverings literally enveloping a room by extending over the ceiling. It’s luxe and it’s anything but boring.


While all over pattern and color are part of Shaun’s signature style, he surely knows how to put together the most soft and soothing ensuite as well. Use of luxury hardware and marble, soft whites and stand-alone tubs make for a boutique-hotel like feel. And you can never go wrong with such timeless finishes. 


I sincerely think this last element might be the best example of Shaun’s expertise and range as a designer. He is truly the best at working with what an old space already has. In each of the examples shared, the original tiles or in some cases cabinetry/counter finishes are kept and incorporated beautifully. You’ll be in awe when you see the befores …


The perfect coordination of the blue original tiles makes it look as though the wallpaper and hard finishes were chosen and installed at the same time! In this last photo below you can see the ceiling drop-down and cabinet could not be removed in this pool bath; but with fabric and wallpaper, Shaun has camouflaged it all and it looks as though it was in the design plan all along.

And there you have it, three fantastic ways Shaun Smith creates memorable and stunning bathroom spaces. To see more of his work be sure to follow him on Instagram, and check out his website. Thank you for having me!


6 thoughts on “Dissecting the Details: Shaun Smith

  1. I love the coordination between the original blue tiling and the wallpaper. I agree you would never know they were done at different times — it looks like they were made for each other.

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