Regal retreat bathroom fit for a king and queen by Chuck Peterson

Bathroom fit for a king and queen by Chuck Peterson
Story by: Charles Moxham
This is a master suite designed by Chuck bed, bed frame, bedroom, ceiling, estate, furniture, interior design, real estate, room, wall, window, wood, brown
This is a master suite designed by Chuck Peterson of Chuck Peterson Architects. Here is a view of the bed, a couch and windows with drapes. There is also wooden shelves beside the bed.

Often a grand residence will combine formal living spaces with more relaxed family rooms. However, where a homeowner's presiding love is for the pristine appeal of the public areas, this look may also be introduced in the most private room of all.

This bathroom forms part of a new home designed by architect Chuck Peterson. While the house is on the West Coast, the owners asked that it be designed in East Coast Southern style with symmetrical elements and classic detailing.

"The master bathroom slightly removed on the upper level of one wing is one of the few private areas to reflect this refinement," says Peterson. "The space has clean white paint finishes, symmetrical his-and-hers vanities, and matching paired etched glass doors leading to the toilet area and shower stall."

Taking center stage is the freestanding tub. While this feature has a graceful, traditional look, it is also an aerated spa bath.


This is a master suite designed by Chuck estate, home, interior design, property, real estate, room, table, window
This is a master suite designed by Chuck Peterson of Chuck Peterson Architects. Seen here is the bath with faucet, there are windows in the background.

"Several elements were inspired by this piece," says the architect. "For example, the recessed ceiling has been designed to echo its form. I dropped the perimeter ceiling, creating an air of intimacy and at the same time allowing for a deeper elliptical element. This has a radius crown that ties back to similar detailing around the edge of the bathroom."

The shape of the room also defers to the tub, with the run of French doors curving out from the main footprint of the bathroom. This creates the visual impression that the wall of glazed doors is making way for the free-standing tub.

These curves are picked up again in the decorative arches over the vanities and above the doors flanking the larger of these. One of these doors leads through to the dressing area and the other into the master bedroom.

"In addition, the rich, veined marble floor has a mosaic inlay that also follows the lines of the curvaceous tub," says Peterson.

This is a master suite designed by Chuck cabinetry, countertop, cuisine classique, estate, floor, flooring, furniture, home, interior design, kitchen, room, brown, gray
This is a master suite designed by Chuck Peterson of Chuck Peterson Architects. Seen here is a vanity in the bathroom, there is a sink, cabinets and a stool. The flooring is marble with mosaic inlay.

The adjacent dressing room is more typical of other private rooms in the home offering formal detailing in conjunction with the warmth and informality of exposed wood surfaces.

"The dressing room has a theatrical air, with library ladders reaching to the more remote storage cupboards and glass-fronted wardrobes," says Peterson. "Really, the entire master suite combines an air of formality with a sense of personal luxury."

Sep 20, 2011

Credit list

Lighting
Brian Fogerty Lighting Design
Flooring
Marble tiles from Walker Zanger, mosaic inlay from Waterworks
Bathroom cabinetry
Painted wood cabinets by Midland Cabinet Company
Tub
Finishing Touch Tub by Hydrabath
Bathroom floor
Emperador marble tiles from Walker Zanger, mosaic inlay from Waterworks
Wall coverings
Bathroom, painted by Aladdin Paint Company with Kelly Moore paints; dressing room, paneling by Midland Cabinet Company
Lighting
Wall sconces from Restoration Hardware
Vanity countertop
Emperador marble with Dupont edge from Fox Marble
Tub faucet
Sigma Faucet with Butler Mill Brasswork
Shower door
Curved glass door by
We know the specialists