Romantically inspired

Pretty and traditional decorative features hark back to an earlier era, creating a dreamy atmosphere in the bathroom of this master suite
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A view of this bathroom designed by Clive Christian featuring calcatta gold marble vanity and tiled flooring, freestanding bathub, stainless steel faucets

Drawing on rich, decorative detailing and images from a bygone era, and incorporating them into the interior design can help to create an intimate ambiance.

The owners of this home wanted to renovate their master bedroom suite to become a private, romantic retreat. They asked kitchen and bath designer Heather Hungeling of Clive Christian Atlanta to remodel the existing bathroom.

It had an angled entrance off the hallway, creating a space that was full of corners and lots of awkward and wasted space. The closets were small and cramped, and the suite didn't fit in with the style of the rest of the house.


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To correct these problems, rather than redecorate, the owners and the designer decided the best solution was to gut the entire master suite. It was then redesigned using straight, rather than angled, lines.

"This created the opportunity to have a much larger walk-in closet, a capacious double steam shower, a bathtub, two vanities and sinks, and a separate toilet," says Hungeling.

The owners had seen and admired a traditional-style bathroom at the Clive Christian showroom and felt that it represented the look and ambiance they wanted for their master suite.

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A view of this bathroom designed by Clive Christian featuring calcatta gold marble vanity and tiled flooring, freestanding bathub, stainless steel faucets

The new cabinetry is ornate, featuring molded, beaded inset doors with raised panels, and decorative, reeded pilasters defining each side of the vanity cupboards. To emphasize the cabinetry's traditional design, walls, shelves and cabinets are all painted in a delicate shade of white and finished with a soft glaze.

For added romance, the designer created an intimate space within the bathroom for the freestanding, hammered nickel tub. This deep, old-fashioned-style tub is centered beneath a window overlooking the garden, and below a paneled drop-down ceiling. Edged with dentil cornices and framed by two decorative columns, this alcove introduces an element of drama into the bathroom.

Again, to simplify the space, Calacatta Gold marble has been used for the countertops, floor and shower.

Dec 02, 2007

Credit list

Main contractor
Buckhead Renovations
Vanity cabinetry
Clive Christian Victorian style with antique linen finish
Faucets
Julia in unlacquered brass from Waterworks
Wallcoverings
Antique Linen painted faux finish by Painted Illusions
Tub, basin, shower fittings, toilet
Waterworks
Vanity top
Calacatta Gold Marble
Shower stall
Calacatta Gold marble
Tile flooring
Calacatta Gold
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