Deanna Goguen's favorite spaces in her home are nothing alike

One home can house many moods, as these two bathrooms in designer Deanna Goguen's house demonstrate. - ALICIA HAUFF
One home can house many moods, as these two bathrooms in designer Deanna Goguen's house demonstrate.

Designology Interiors' Deanna Goguen has three bathrooms in her South Hill-area home, each with its own personality. One belongs to her son (we weren't allowed in there!), while the other two are about as opposite as can be, fitting the distinct areas of the split-level home.

Upstairs, Goguen carried the calming-yet-vibrant Wedgwood blue color scheme into the master bath, toning it down for a contemporary seaside vibe.

"This is just really my comfort zone," says Goguen, a WSU master's program graduate who is also certified by the prestigious National Council for Interior Design Qualification.


The master bath features a full-depth soaker tub with a generous perimeter shelf — it's nice to have a sturdy spot for your candles and glass of wine — and a double vanity cabinet, each with its own large mirror. A separate room houses the toilet and shower and extra-deep built-in cabinets offer abundant storage. A (man-made) quartzite counter and the use of both brushed nickel and chrome adds some sparkle to the space.

Goguen employed two types of 1-inch tile to add subtle color throughout. The gray-green frosted glass tile that frames the tub is precisely cut and placed, while the tile along the wall behind the vanity looks more like beach glass: irregular squares with striations of green, gray, teal and turquoise.


A window eliminates the need for a fan and provides ample light, which is helpful as the walls are purposefully matte-finished. Goguen likes Benjamin Moore's Aura paint because it's durable and doesn't look streaky, even when there is a lot of steam buildup on the wall.

Downstairs, however, the basement bathroom has a Hollywood glam feel and uses darker colors more in keeping with other lower-level rooms.


For the most part, everything is black, white or metal. The walls are a satiny black with black trim, as are the cabinets, topped with a white counter. The space behind the commode, however, is wallpapered with a large black-and-white print.

You can get a lot of mileage out of really nice hardware, says Goguen, who paired a matte-black faucet and brushed nickel drawer pulls.

A red, pink, black and orange horse blanket on the floor provide a pop of color over porcelain tile with a grass mat texture.

Goguen calls it a "film noir" design on her company's website, which also features magazine spreads from her nearly 30 years in the business.

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