Art Deco master suite, mosaic murals, skylight, paneling and custom cabinetry

Light-filled master bathroom and bedroom with Art Deco accents project by architect Richard Landry and designer Joan Behnke
Custom design gives this master suite a lavish bedroom, ceiling, estate, interior design, room, suite, brown, black
Custom design gives this master suite a lavish feel. The lounge chairs were designed by Behnke, as were the cabinetry and nightstands. The cabinet at the foot of the bed holds a television.

Private and removed, the master suite brings the opportunity for a design that departs from a home's broader aesthetic. But if the overall look is luxurious and refined, then continuing it here is a logical step.

This upstairs suite forms part of a house by architect Richard Landry with interiors by designer Joan Behnke. While the owners loved the Art Deco style, local guidelines required an Italianate exterior. In response, Landry created a home that has Italian facades and interiors that call to mind the Roaring Twenties. Touches of Italian detailing also made their way inside.

"The master bedroom and bathing space extend the Art Deco feel," says Landry. "In the bathroom, mosaic patterns on the floor and in the shower stall celebrate the style's signature geometric circles and lines. The scalloped tub surround is also in keeping, but the most dramatic touch is the swirling skylight, highlighted by cove lighting. Joan and I based our design of this feature on the mosaic patterns.


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This ornate master bathroom is in an Italian house with Art Deco influences, designed by architect Richard Landry.

"The paneling is a blend of the Art Deco and Italianate styles and brings a sense of formality."

In the bedroom, the scalloped ceiling echoes the bathtub surround, and a Donghia chandelier draws the eye up to this feature. The formal wall panels are complemented by luxurious floor-to-ceiling Schumacher drapes. Designed with a gold Bergamo contrasting edge, these further accentuate the room's height.

Most furniture pieces were custom designed by the architect or designer to further the room's lavish appeal. For example, the headboard, upholstered in Rose Tarlow leather, was created by Behnke. Even the HVAC grille tucked up in the ceiling was inspired by old door hardware seen by Landry on a trip to France.

Custom design gives this master suite a lavish bedroom, ceiling, estate, interior design, room, suite, brown, black
Custom design gives this master suite a lavish feel. The lounge chairs were designed by Behnke, as were the cabinetry and nightstands. The cabinet at the foot of the bed holds a television.

The bedroom seamlessly integrates modern functionality, too a cabinet at the foot of the bed holds a pop-up television that can be raised and lowered at the touch of a button.

Nov 17, 2014

Credit list

Architect
Richard Landry AIA,
Bathroom cabinetry
Custom design by Joan Behnke & Associates, fabricated by Charles Gemeiner Cabinets
Bathroom floor
Palissandre marble, flamed and honed finish
Mosaic wall and floor tile pattern
Custom design by JBA, based on a on a skirt pattern by Carolina Herrera
Bathroom lighting
Chandelier, antique; wall sconces, antique
Furniture
Lounge chairs custom by Joan Behnke and Associates, upholstered in Gretchen Bellinger fabric
HVAC grille design, both rooms
custom design by Landry and Behnke
Builder
Finton Construction
Fixtures
Polished nickel, from Compas Stone
Skylight
Custom design by Landry Design Group and Joan Behnke and Associates, based on mosaic design
Bathroom furniture and furnishings
Cabinetry
Nightstands and pop-up television cabinet designed by Joan Behnke and Associates
Area rug
custom design by Joan Behnke and Associates, fabricated by Scott Group
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