By Colleen Hawkes, 06 Oct 2013, 17:00:00
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Luxury bathroom by Angelica Henry
Not everything is a perfect fit when you move to a new house. And for many people the time to call in a designer is before the move, not after.
That's precisely what the owner of this home did – designer Angelica Henry ASID was commissioned to undertake a whole house remodel, with a particular emphasis placed on the master suite.
"The existing bedroom was very plain with no particular features worth saving," she says. "The bathroom featured dark wood finishes, tumbled stone and glass blocks. It also had a large tiled tub deck – it was simply not inspiring.
"The owner wanted to push the design boundaries, with a suite that was more akin to a luxury designer hotel. He said he just wanted to walk in and go ‘wow'."
Henry gutted both spaces, demolishing the existing soffits in the bedroom and introducing new ceiling mouldings in a custom circular pattern. This motif helped to define the entire suite.
"I put a false wall behind the bed, so we could add a light feature that doubles as an artwork," she says. "This features dark wood that has been laser cut – the pattern was inspired by a floral motif that is a reference to the owner's cultural heritage. This panel is backlit with colored lighting that can be changed, although the preference is currently for blue."
Henry says she wanted a more minimalist, jewel-like look than traditional nightstands. She achieved this with floating mirrored shelves on both sides of the bed.
The tub deck was replaced with a freestanding Eago bath – its rounded form echoing the curves of the circular motif. The bath sits beneath another large installation designed by Henry, which features a collection of bowls finished in gold leaf and mounted in dark wood frames.
The vanities are also wall mounted – on shimmering textural gold linen.
"I wanted the vanities to be displayed as artwork," says Henry. "The effect is heightened by the LED back lighting, and integrated lighting within the mirror. To keep it simple and clean-lined, I did not opt for vanity light fixtures."
The designer also added painted wall panels with a custom routed circular pattern, and warm gold tiles that wrap the vanity walls and floor.
|Interior designer||Angelica Henry ASID, Angelica Henry Design (Scottsdale, AZ)|
|Bathtub||Eago from Ferguson|
|Vanity unit||Duravit from Ferguson|
|Faucets||Graff in polished chrome|
|Wall behind vanity||Elitis vinyl wallcovering in Gold Shimmer|
|Floor and wall tiles||Pravia porcelain in Ochre from Villagio Tile|
|Lighting||Moooi shade from Sun Lighting|