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The master bathroom should be your sanctuary, as stylish as it is soothing.
“Being in my bathroom now is so calming. I love dimming the sconce lighting down low as I get ready for bed. This helps me rid myself of the day’s stresses. It is my oasis.”
Vanessa Fleming, Designer & Owner
Client’s master bath was small and not very functional, with original tub and a small freestanding sink. Access to the room was through a narrow hallway with a small closet, and an additional entrance from a secondary room. There was also a small built-in pantry in one corner of room for toiletries. All this gave the bath awkward angles and was hard to maneuver for daily living. In order to increase the existing footprint of bath, space was taken from the hallway, hallway closet, and closet from the adjacent secondary room. The secondary doorway was closed in to allow access from master bedroom only.
For the new space the Pierce’s wanted a large shower, enclosed toilet room, designated space for her and a new closet for him. The new space had to be functional and efficient while still giving them everything on their wish list. I also wanted to bring a traditional style into the space that would reflect the history of the home. To help accomplish this look I wanted lots of millwork: crown molding, custom cabinetry, wall panels, wood soffits and framed mirrors. The new design reflected a large jetted shower, enclosed toilet room, vanity for Brianna and custom wardrobe for Grainger while keeping the existing windows and main entrance to bath. It is both traditional and modern, elegant and comfortable.
The wall panels in the bath and toilet room are a historic traditional design, but the inspiration for them came from Brianna’s love of a diamond motif and her dining room wallpaper (Farrow and Ball Ranelagh in blue). The motif is also seen in the white 8” Arabesque lantern flooring tiles. Gray glass tiles were used in flooring at door thresholds and in the shower to highlight the Carrera marble, which also brought a modern touch to the space. The cabinet doors, vanity counter and counter backsplash all have an arch that is a nod to the arched openings removed when the original space was demolished.
WW helped execute specific requests for all the cabinetry. The custom wardrobe was designed specifically to look built-in on the exterior. However, to handle the amount of clothing for husband, the interior had very specific requirements including occupancy sensors so lights come on when a door is opened, plenty of drawers and pullouts, and a valet bar so that the day’s clothing can be hung out to ensure everything coordinates and matches.
WW was also able to curve the vanity table ends without compromising drawers. The sink vanity has a built-in electric outlet for small appliances, as well as a small hidden step that rolls out from toe kick. The glass hardware on the vanity drawers is feminine and traditional contrasting nicely with the sleek modern hardware on the remaining cabinetry. The lighting also provides the same contrast with the traditional sconces and sleek modern ceiling fixtures.
Walker Woodworking took all my design drawings and brought the detail to life. It is such a gorgeous space.
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