Bathed in life

Limestone walls detailed with glass and marble tiles wrap this bathroom with texture, color and warmth
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Bare, monochromatic walls can make a bathroom appear cold and sterile. Using the right materials, however, you can create warmth and texture without compromising style.

For the walls of this bathroom, designer Darren Henault used limestone with a tumbled soft edge, teaming it with a border of brown glass tiles and a guilloche patterned frieze.

"As a porous material, the creamy limestone reflects a sense of life and movement. The tile detailing around the perimeter of the space heightens the level of visual interest," he says.


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Black tumbled marble tiles accentuate the top corner of the shower stall and tub, giving the space a point of difference.

The large wooden vanity, complete with granite countertop and twin washbasins, was once a sideboard in a dining room, says Henault.

"The owners are a hip, young couple with an extensive collection of antique furniture that enhances comfortable, warm and colorful living spaces. Keeping this in mind, I've chose to furnish the bathroom, rather than install a more traditional form of cabinetry."

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Above the vanity mirrors, stainless steel light fittings provide light without overt decoration.

Apr 24, 2003

Credit list

Designer
Darren Henault (New York)
Faucets
Antique by Kohler
Bathtub
Tea for Two by Kohler
Walls
Limestone from Ann Sacks
Main contractor
Pro-Peller Construction
Sinks
Memoir by Kohler
Toilet
Portrait Lite by Kohler
Wall tiles
Glass and black marble tiles from Ann Sacks
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