Retreat from the world

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Sleeping in and a long soak in the tub are among the many delights of being on vacation
Story by: Lori Nims Photography by: John Umberger
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View of the bathroom which features a large vanity, with timber cabinetry, mirrors, basins, faucets and tiled flooring.

The master suite offers a haven where busy people can relax in privacy. They can get away and enjoy a good book or a long soak in the tub.

Interior designer Bill Cook of Vermilion Designs specified a soft marine palette for this master suite in a Mediterranean-style house designed by architect Michael Faust of Faust Architecture Interiors Design. As part of a beach house, details embrace a nautical theme.

Homeowners Rod and Linda Windley find it an ideal place for decompressing.


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View of upholstered seating in the master bedroom.

"It's a wonderful private space with a warm feeling," says Rod Windley. "We could cocoon for hours in the bedroom."

Down a short hall, leading to the dressing room and the toilet room, is the bathroom, with a deep, freestanding tub and a luxurious shower. The room captures a glamorous Art Deco mood in its silvery-gray color scheme.

The double vanity is a Gustavian-inspired design with details in faux bamboo. The mirrored credenza provides storage space along with a bit of sparkle.

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View of the master bedroom featuring a bed with upholstered headboard, antique chandelier, carpeted flooring, linen, blue walls, windows with curtaining, seating.

A dramatic detail in the marble shower is the triptych mosaic of sea horses and seaweeds, with the owners' initials intertwined in the center. Frosted crystal taps by Lalique in the shape of a starfish underline the nautical theme.

Practical recessed lights illuminate the room while wall sconces and pendants offer mood lighting. A flat-screen television brings in a modern touch.

Oct 06, 2009

Credit list

Architect
Michael Faust,
Interior consultant
Marsha Scott, Architectural Kitchens
Vanity
Kerns-Wilcheck
Faucets
THG
Shower mosaics
New Ravenna
Bed linens and towels
Anali
Master bedroom carpet
Myers Carpet
Master bedroom carpet
Myers Carpet
Accessories
Interiors Market
Builder
Philip Napier, Napier Inc of Pensacola
Bathtub
Bain Ultra
Basins
Marzi Sinks
Shower stall
Island Glass
Toilet
Toto
Lighting
Bath – sconces from Chelsea House; pendant cloche lanterns from LampArts; bedroom – antique silver chandelier from Interiors Market
Flooring
Calacatta gold marble; Studio Printworks
Wallcovering
Studio Printworks NYC
Cabinetry, fixtures and tile
J Gladney, Renaissance Tile and Bath, Atlanta
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