Kristen Bell Nearly Installed His-And-Her Bathroom Vanities That Would Make Every “Symmetry-Lovin’ Brain” Explode

published Mar 5, 2020
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What does one do when designing a bathroom that works for both your five-foot-one self and your six-foot-three husband? This is the exact conundrum actress Kristen Bell found herself in recently, and she came really close to implementing a design feature that almost sent her “symmetry-lovin’” interior designer overboard.

On March 2, Bell posted to Instagram showing her thought process behind designing a bathroom perfect for both herself and her husband Dax Shepard. Her ideal layout consisted of a his-and-her vanity set up divided by the master bedroom door. However, unlike most his-and-her vanities, Bell and Shepard’s countertops would be different heights to account for, well, their different heights.

“This is a real thing that happens when you are 5″1 and your husband is 6’3″: You ask @amberinteriors to design vanities at different heights and her symmetry lovin brain explodes everywhere,” Bell captioned her hilarious illustration.

She continued, “I was so attached to this 6 inch difference and Amber made it work. But I came to my senses in the end, now they will be the same height, and im just so grateful for @amberinteriors patience!!”

Bell’s interior designer, Amber Lewis, commented, “Glad we talked you off the ledge…” and added the exploding-head emoji.

Although the design may have bothered some, like Lewis, because of the slight height difference between the countertops, many in the comments section of Bell’s post agreed with Bell—this design would have worked perfectly.

“Why not tailor to your needs in your [own] home?” one follower asked. Another added, “I’m 5’10 and my husband is 6’3” and we constantly talk about having taller counters. Washing dishes is literally a pain in my back.”

If you’re not a stickler for symmetry, you might find Bell’s design to be genius. Of course, tailoring your home to be this custom could limit your potential buyer pool down the line. But hey, if you’re looking to get the most out of your home, you might as well make it totally yours.