The One Room Design Duo Journey + Jacobs Will Never Forget

journey + Jacobs mediterranean bathroom with stucco walls and triangular tile

Design: Journey + Jacobs, Photo: Lang Thomas Interiors

Interior designers and other experts in the home industry work on an impressive number of spaces throughout their careers. But even if some of the makeovers and redesigns start to blend together after a few years, there are some rooms that are just truly unforgettable. 

 So, to give designers a chance to revisit their favorite projects—and to bring you plenty of inspiration for your own home—we’re sharing the one room these pros will remember forever. For some, there’s a sentimental connection, for others, there was an obstacle they never thought they’d overcome. But no matter what, these rooms are worth remembering.

standalone bathtub in bathroom with attached shower

Design: Journey + Jacobs, Photo: Lang Thomas Interiors

Amanda Jacobs and Jaclyn Journey of design studio Journey + Jacobs and luxury rental company Paire Hospitality don't shy away from a challenge. With a bathroom this tranquil, you would assume they've worked with all of these materials before, but that wasn't the case.

"Prior to this project we had never used plaster, so determining where to use it was also part of the puzzle," they tell MyDomaine. 

The floor-to-ceiling plaster gives this bathroom a stunning visual effect, but it was the functionality of the space that had to be considered too. As this space is part of one of their Airbnbs, it had to hold up to guests.

"Determining to have the shower and bath floor be plaster rather than continuing the tile was important to us, and finding the most efficient way to do that along with our contractor was a challenge," the duo says. "Requiring a slope and prevent puddling and slipping were all things to be considered. We did not want a threshold separating the floors, that felt segregating, so we were determined to create a wet-room style with a seamless transition."

robe hanging in corner of dusty rose colored bathroom

Design: Journey + Jacobs, Photo: Lang Thomas Interiors

While the floor-to-ceiling plaster in the shower area is a showstopper, the patterned tile also shares the spotlight, combining modernity with an Old World feel.

"This room in particular is special to us because we felt it was combining a unique blend of styles to fabricate a harmonious and tranquil space," Journey + Jacobs tells us. "It was also inspired by our travel to Greece where the floors, walls and bathrooms were floor-to-ceiling white plaster. The tile floor was chosen because of its unique geometric shapes, mix of marble and contrasting colors. It had a Wes Anderson vibe, which was something our clients really were drawn to."

deep blue gray vanity with double sinks and mirrors

Design: Journey + Jacobs, Photo: Lang Thomas Interiors

The duo sees this space as representative of their style for years to come.

"We continue to push boundaries with color and pattern and are always searching for interesting products or and vintage decor and art," they say. "We also love the idea of taking something that’s existed for thousands of years and reimagining how we can use it in a modern way. It’s less about trends and more about what have we forgotten about that needs to be brought back!"

This room in particular is special to us because we felt it was combining a unique blend of styles to fabricate a harmonious and tranquil space.

close up of vanity with flowers, knickknacks, and paintings

Design: Journey + Jacobs, Photo: Lang Thomas Interiors

While figuring out the logistics of this space was no small task, staying original and true to their design style is always the goal.

"So often, we are challenged as designers, to not recreate something we’ve seen before," the duo says. "And we see a lot! However, this was special to us, we learned a lot of new techniques and worked with some wonderful professionals that not only widened our material network but helped us think outside the box." 

The success of this pink plaster may have even started the trend.

"We’ve seen quite a few pink plaster bathrooms since, and it’s good to see others recognize that look and recreate their own version," they say. "It’s good to know that others are seeing and appreciating your design in a small way or even taking bits and pieces and creating their own version. That’s what art is all about."