“Dekton is incomparable. Its colorways, textures, and thicknesses give it so much play”
Creativity is in Claudia Afshar’s DNA. The London-bred Los Angeles-based Founder and Principal of Claudia Afshar Design creates stunning spaces for renowned international clients with her signature sleek, elegant, and contemporary aesthetic.
From Cosentino we wanted to have her vision as part of the launch of C-Bath, our comprehensive proposal for the bathroom. Within The Bathelier collection, the designer has captured with two projects what for her would be the perfect bathroom: Sawaru and Ananda.
We had the opportunity to sit down with Claudia for an exclusive interview and get an inside look into the mind of this classically trained dancer turned interior design powerhouse.
Creativity has always been a part of me
From dance to design
Project in Malibu, CA by Claudia Afshar Design. Silestone Ethereal Dusk Countertops. Photography by Darlene Halaby
A passion for art in its many forms
Spaces that stand the test of time
Dekton has my heart
Sustainability is a passion
Project in Mulholland, CA by Claudia Afshar Design. Outdoor kitchen Dekton Lunar | Photography by Michael Wells
The key is understanding your style
Looking at what’s next
THE BATHELIER: SAWARU & ANANDA
Sawaru's different textures
Ananda: supreme happiness in a single space
Ananda means "supreme bliss" in Sanskrit, and we really tried to honor that concept in this second space. We played with Dekton Umber from the Kraftizen collection, we wanted to use the color palette in a minimalist way for a bold, contemporary bathroom. We mixed the reddish amber with natural woods for a tasteful and conscientious organic feel. It also contrasts perfectly with the copper plumbing fixtures. This bathroom is the perfect representation of the playfulness that a material like Dekton gives. Basically everything in the space, except for the plumbing and some furniture, is Dekton: the flooring, shower tray, floating vanities, wrap-around tub and sinks.
Bathrooms have evolved enormously over the years
The bathroom space is a wellness experience. What was once a utilitarian space can now be so much more: even a glamour room or a hairdressing area, anything you can imagine!
Material selection can make or break a bathroom
Project in Encino, CA by Claudia Afshar Design. Photography by Meghan Beierle O'Brien
Get to Know Claudia Afshar
Use one word to describe yourself: Ambitious. What profession, would you like to explore? Product design. Choose one: Silestone, Dekton or Sensa? Dekton. What is the worst design trend of the past 10 years? Carpeted bathroom. What is your favorite design trend of the past 10 years? Japanese and Scandinavian design. Share the best advice you’ve ever received: Don’t judge someone's twentieth chapter with your first chapter. What is your favorite color? Greens! Dark green, emerald, olive, sage. What is your favorite space in your house? Family room. Everyone congreates and hangout. What is one thing you can’t live without? Family Minimalist or maximalist design? Minimalist.
``My style is simple, clean and timeless. I want to design homes for my clients that they are in love with for many years to come.``