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Earthy colors and materials, clean lines and open spaces create a calm, serene atmosphere in this master bathroom

The tall column of decorative shelving has the bathroom, furniture, home, interior design, room, orange, black
The tall column of decorative shelving has the effect of extending the length of the wall, creating an alcove for one of the vanities.

As family circumstances alter, so too do domestic requirements. This home was originally designed for a family with four young children, and twenty years later the owners felt it was time to remodel it to suit their changed needs.

The master bath had been dominated by a large Jacuzzi bathtub accessed by slippery and unsafe marble steps. A small shower and single vanity no longer met the owners' needs, and there was a separate toilet and bidet in the ensuite bathroom.

Bathroom designer Janice Teague, CKD, CBD, was asked to redesign the space and create a restful, spa-like environment.

"We removed the Jacuzzi and replaced it with a smaller, more functional, free-standing soaking tub. The bidet was also removed, which created more space for a much larger shower with a rainhead and various body sprays. Without the large tub, there was enough space in the bathroom for two separate vanities," she says.


Janice Teague of Drury Design remodeled this master bathroom, interior design, room, orange
Janice Teague of Drury Design remodeled this master suite to create a private, spa-like retreat for the owners.

"As well as providing a bigger floor area, this layout gave the bathroom a more open atmosphere," says Teague.

The owners admired Japanese interior design and wanted this simple, minimalist style for their bathroom.

"We decided on the natural look of a lava stone soaking tub that sits on a bed of small river rocks. The tub is now the focal point of the room," says one of the owners.

To complement the natural materials, limestone was selected for the floor, the walls of the shower enclosure and behind the vanities. Dark-stained maple cabinetry has simple contoured doors and honed marble countertops. Drawers provide storage for the owners' personal items, while the open bases add to the spacious feel of the room.

The tall column of decorative shelving has the bathroom, furniture, home, interior design, room, orange, black
The tall column of decorative shelving has the effect of extending the length of the wall, creating an alcove for one of the vanities.

Lighting can be altered to create a variety of moods in the bathroom. Soffit lighting above the bath and vanities can be operated independently of the ceiling, shower and sconce lighting.

"We wanted our bathroom to have a serene quality to counteract the activity throughout the rest of the house, and to provide us with a tranquil, private retreat," says the homeowner.

Credit list

Tub
Victoria and Albert, Asia supplied by
Cabinetry
Mystic Stain
Toilet
Cimarron in white, from Kohler
Shower stall
Honed Gasgone Blue limestone walls and Lagos Azul mosaic base, from Stone Tiles International
Lighting
Four- and six-inch recessed can lighting
Wall tiles
Honed Lagos Azul limestone Stone Tiles International from Virginia Tile
Accessories
Dornbracht Tara in Platinum Matte towel ring and tissue holder; Robern frameless tri-view swing-out mirror/medicine cabinet; Zehnder Radiant towel warmer in satin nickel
Vanities
Maple wood by Grabill Cabinetry
Basin
Caxton in white, from Kohler
Faucets and shower fittings
Dornbracht Tara in Platinum Matte supplied by Waterware
Shower door
Glass by G&C Glass
Floor tiles
Honed Lagos Azul limestone; Zen Garden Rock mosaic in Maluku Tan from Stone Tiles International and Walker Zanger from Virginia Tile
Ventilation
Panasonic

Story by: Trendsideas

29 Aug, 2008

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