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An octagonal-shaped room has allowed the designer of this master bathroom to think outside the square
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A view of this octagon shaped bathroom designed by Insignia featureing recessed octagon bathub, tiled flooring. timber cabinetry/vanity

As soon as forward-thinking architects step outside the norm, new opportunities open up for inventive interior designs.

The octagonal shape of this master bathroom was a dramatic starting point for designer Mary Landgren of Insignia Kitchen & Bath.

"It can be hard to design within an unusual shape, but it is a great opportunity for a distinctive look," she says.


A view of this octagon shaped bathroom designed bathroom, ceiling, estate, floor, flooring, home, interior design, room, wall, window, gray, brown
A view of this octagon shaped bathroom designed by Insignia featureing recessed octagon bathub, tiled flooring. timber cabinetry/vanity

Landgren installed an octagonal tub and spa in the center of the room, below the octagonal soffit. Another distinctive feature is the etched-glass shower wall that separates the tub and a walk-through shower. The delicate illustrations have a Japanese feel, says Landgren.

The fine decorative element has been developed with stone tile mosaics on the tub deck, shower room walls and main flooring area around the bath. Custom-height mirror frames were built around the sink areas to accommodate the high ceiling, and space for a television was incorporated into the custom-made cabinetry.

"All the elements in the room have been selected to create a warm, inviting feel," she says. "I selected the colors to enhance the rich tones of the limestone floor and the wall tile in the shower."

A view of this octagon shaped bathroom designed bathroom, ceiling, estate, floor, flooring, home, interior design, room, wall, window, gray, brown
A view of this octagon shaped bathroom designed by Insignia featureing recessed octagon bathub, tiled flooring. timber cabinetry/vanity

For more information, contact Insignia Kitchen & Bath Design Group Ltd, 1435 South Barrington Rd, Barrington, Chicago, IL 60010, phone (847) 381 7950. Website: www.insigniakitchenandbath.com.

Dec 03, 2007
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