A whole new angle

Clever design solutions, with a focus on using corners and colors, took this master bath from boring to bright
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A view of Eighteenth Century Italian Architecture was starting point for the deisgn of this new home. The master bathroom combines rustic materials, such as terra cotta tiles, with more refined touches.

Faced with an impractical, outdated, or just plain boring bathroom, many homeowners would struggle for sufficient remodeling ideas. Increasing functionality, space, storage, and creating a whole new look is something best left to the professionals.

That's just what these homeowners did when they engaged Casa Bella Design Center designer Jessica A. Gomes to create a new solution for their master bath.

"A boring palette coupled with a vacant whirlpool tub best describes the look of the old bathroom," she says.


A view of Eighteenth Century Italian Architecture was bathroom, bathtub, estate, floor, flooring, home, interior design, room, tile, wall, window, gray, black, white
A view of Eighteenth Century Italian Architecture was starting point for the deisgn of this new home. The master bathroom combines rustic materials, such as terra cotta tiles, with more refined touches.

Placing a strong emphasis on using angles to redesign the layout, Gomes created an angled tub deck around the whirlpool, which enlarged the overall shower space.

Adding two recessed niches for soap and shampoo into the shower, and installing a seat, improved its functionality. The angled entry, frameless shower enclosure, and framed mosaic tile insert on the wall add further interest.

Gomes designed a custom his-and-hers vanity area angled each side of a large central linen cabinet.

A view of Eighteenth Century Italian Architecture was bathroom, bathtub, estate, floor, flooring, home, interior design, room, tile, wall, window, gray, black, white
A view of Eighteenth Century Italian Architecture was starting point for the deisgn of this new home. The master bathroom combines rustic materials, such as terra cotta tiles, with more refined touches.

A warm-versus-cool color scheme was achieved by using warm cherry cabinetry to contrast with the cool blue tiles. The vanity area was given a large custom-tiled mirror treatment with floating light fixtures to reflect the room's colors and light.

For further information, contact Bella Casa Design Center, 15 West Jefferson Ave, Suite 103, Naperville, IL 60540, phone (603) 718 1440, fax (603) 276 7589. Website www.casabelladesigncenter.com.

Jun 08, 2007
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