A spa master bath
• Design Statement •
The master bathroom in this 1970’s Colonial home was worn and dated, presenting many design challenges. The long, narrow space with a sloped dormer ceiling provided inadequate storage, while a large whirlpool tub consumed over a third of the room.
To create a more updated, functional and classic feel in this unique space, high quality materials were used with creative attention to detail:
The antiquated whirlpool tub was replaced with a classic free standing soaking tub. This allowed space for a custom-designed angled storage-towel cabinet.
An elegant vanity cabinet was custom-designed with tall end columns. Electrical receptacles are hidden inside while seeded glass doors add charm. The columns hold a valance board containing puck lighting and beautiful period light sconces. A Cambria counter top encompasses two under-mount sinks and polished nickel faucets.
The knee wall between the toilet and vanity was removed allowing more space for an expanded vanity cabinet. Two beautifully scaled light sconces were added while a vintage towel rack adds individual style and charm.
New subway tiles with a light crackle finish replaced dated finishes, and a limestone deco tile was installed on the floor. Trim-less French glass doors replaced the single shower door producing a “showcase” shower area. Showerheads were replaced and a new hand-held shower installed. The bench seat is Cambria quartz.
The bathroom floor was replaced with limestone tile. A pattern inset is centered on the vanity. Timeless wood wainscot, painted white, is adhered to the walls adding coziness and warmth. A subtle geometric patterned wallpaper covers the remaining walls and ceiling, intentionally chosen to camouflage and soften the severe ceiling lines.
This formerly awkward space has been transformed. The master bath now has convenient and plentiful storage and an aesthetic that inspires. It is sophisticated and classic with ultimate functionality and timeless beauty.