Contemporary master suite with sitting room, freestanding wall and bathtub

Contemporary bathroom remodel with dressing room, sitting room, freestanding bathtub, linen closet, makeup area, walnut floors

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Textural white rock features on the floor of this remodeled bathroom. It also edges the shower entry and forms a moulding around the base of the walls. The bathroom was designed by Beth Kopin.

There's a comment many homeowners make when they complete a renovation after living with a less-than-perfect home for several years. And it goes something like this, "Why didn't we do it sooner?"

The owners of this home had lived in it for more than 10 years before they called in interior architect Beth Kopin of Beth Kopin Interiors to redesign the master suite that had not been changed since they moved into the house.

"At 900sq ft, the existing suite was large, but far from ideal," says Kopin. "The bathroom stepped up to a raised platform to allow for a sunken hot tub, which meant the owners couldn't enjoy what would otherwise have been a 10ft ceiling. The suite also featured a lot of built-in laminate cabinets and a shag pile carpet, so it was very dated."

Kopin says the entire suite was gutted, and the raised platform in the bathroom removed so the suite is now all on the same level. This also meant the 10ft-high ceilings could be maximized to provide a light and airy interior.

"The owners wanted the bedroom to incorporate a sitting room, so we divided the large space into two, with a freestanding wall that is open at either end. The bed is on one side, and the seating area and television on the other. Yet the spaces still feel connected."

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A makeup vanity at the entry to the closet in this remodeled master suite effectively makes this a dressing room. The suite was designed by Beth Kopin.

This sense of openness is reflected in other areas as well. The bedroom has an open doorway to the bathroom, with his-and-hers vanities on either side of the entry passage. There is also an entry from the main hallway into the suite.

"I introduced another vanity-style makeup area to the entry to the large closet," says Kopin. "It's an unexpected treat that makes this area a true dressing room, not just a place to store clothes."

All the vanities feature marble tops and cantilevered rift oak cabinets with an Espresso stain. The walls behind the bathroom vanities are clad in a textural white rock that wraps down and onto the floor to provide a foot-massaging surface. This is especially effective when the heated floors are on, says Kopin.

"The client loves to have a point of difference, so we framed the shower entry and added a floor moulding in the same white rock, which has a naturally uneven edge we didn't cut through the rock to provide a straight line."

A curvaceous tub within a bay window creates a dramatic centerpiece.

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Legend to plans of remodeled bathroom by designer Beth Kopin: 1 bedroom, 2 sitting room, 3 closets, 4 makeup vanity, 5 bathroom vanities, 6 shower, 7 bathtub, 8 linen closet, 9 toilet room.

"This nook was a natural place to position the tub. It's as though the tub has its own private spot. I placed a linen closet near the tub. This features glass shelves and a mirrored backing."

The large shower is lined with narrow vertical marble tiles.

"I like to contrast the rough with the smooth," says Kopin. "Similarly, the marble wall tiles are different from the bench seats, which adds further variety."

Credit list

Interior designer
Beth Kopin, Beth Kopin Interiors (Highland Park, IL)
Vanity cabinetry
Rift oak in Espresso
Victoria & Albert Amalfi from Vanda Baths
Grohe Atrio in chrome
Shower glass
Tile flooring and vanity walls
White Rock from Granite and Marble Resources
Furniture and towel rack
CAI & Associates
Cowhide rug
Alphapelli Leather
Direct Builders
Vanity top
Calacatta marble
Victoria & Albert Monaco
Shower fittings
Grohe; Kohler
Wood flooring
Pre-finished scraped walnut planks
Hunter Douglas from Hart Interiors
Carpet in bedroom
Restoration Hardware

Story by: Trendsideas

12 Jan, 2015

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