Natural appeal

Wood grains and natural materials give this room a spa-like atmosphere
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A view of a bathroo, tiled floor and walls, wooden cabinetry, lights, chrome faucetry, white tub.

When planning a room, the simplest look is sometimes the hardest to achieve. This was true for interior designer Therese Baron Gurney when she was asked to create a restful, relaxed and orderly bathroom in an uneven, oversized space.

Baron Gurney responded to the challenge with plans for a sophisticated looking spa that would emphasize a sense of ease and order.

The scope of the design included enlarging the shower, reconfiguring the entire space and adding new interior finish materials on all surfaces. Most importantly, every vertical surface needed to be consistent.

"The bathroom's overall theme involved keeping the materials and surfaces looking architectural but understated," says Baron Gurney.


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A view of bathroom, wooden cabinetry, lights, mirror, tiled floor, stone vanity, white basin, chrome faucetry.

To accomplish this precise installation, Baron Gurney made a grid pattern with the wood paneling and selected only natural materials.

"I chose simply honed limestone tiles, riftsawn maple and sandblasted glass. In fact, everything in this bathroom is selected to reflect the client's keen feel for modern sensibility," she says.

Baron Gurney enlarged the scale of the grid to fill the large space with order. To unify the look of the room, she carried the grid onto the cabinetry, the limestone tiles and the frosted glass tiles in the shower.

"This was challenging because it's easy to imply a grid on a one dimensional space but much more complex to do so on multiple walls."

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Image of the bathroom, wooden cabinetry, tiled floor and walls, marble vanity, white tub and white modern toilet.

Removing a wall, and expanding into unused space doubled the size of the shower. The area includes several shower heads, a bench and a frosted glass accent wall.

Two separate vanities were added to enhance the bathroom's functionality and give the house's occupants individual personal areas. Additional amenities include radiant flooring, a television and Kohler shower lights. A separate space is provided for the toilet, and a telephone.

Jun 08, 2007

Credit list

Builder
Sarkissian Interiors
Wallcoverings
Custom in riftsawn natural maple
Wall tiles
Sandblasted glass from Vento
Basin
Caxton by Kohler
Toilet
Ultramax by Toto
Blinds
Motorized shades by Hunter Douglas
Cabinetry
Custom in anigre wood with natural finish
Floors
Amun Cremo limestone from R Bratti
Bath
Meridian 60 by
Basin faucets and shower fittings
Purist by Kohler
Lighting
Shower lights
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