Southwestern – Master Bath Renovation


Glamour prevails in this sharply-dressed Master bath of marble, from the large format, offset floor tiles to herringbone-patterned shower walls, tub surround, backsplash, and countertops. Polished nickel fixtures and hardware bring the bling along with a sexy chandelier and pewter medallion.

From above, one can appreciate the various sources of light available, including pleated shade sconces, recessed lighting, a glamorous crystal chandelier, and cove lighting around the room’s perimeter. All are independent and dimmable, enabling the owner to set the mood desired. And of course, natural light is available through the beautiful silk organza Pirouettes with adjustable vanes.

To the left, you will find his separate vanity in charcoal, custom fabrication, topped by a marble backsplash with the smallest of three sizes of herringbone pattern used in the room. Note the seamless quality of the frameless glass shower enclosure.

This curbless shower floor is sloped back toward the linear drain barely visible as a tiled-in model. The bench serves triple duty as a resting place, a part of the tub surround, and incorporates another shampoo niche for the shower inside (see other picture). The herringbone pattern is repeated on a larger scale for unity in the design.

Depicting the third and largest size of herring bone pattern utilized in the design, the shower includes a fixed showerhead and hand-held, and a linear drain tucked towards the back of the gently-sloped shower floor. A polished nickel finish continues in the shower.

Tucked back in the corner stands a stately linen tower cabinet that matches the other furniture pieces and boasts a custom marble counter to coordinate. Note the Legrand switches and outlets with pewter metal plates to the right.

These beautiful embossed faucets are in polished nickel by Kohler (Pinstripe). The subtle herring bone pattern of the marble backsplash is the smallest size of three to be found in the space, merging repetition and unity.

Her vanity, albeit larger, boasts the same marble appointments of counter and herring bone backsplash. This is the smallest of three sizes of that pattern used in the space. Note that the fluting of the pilasters coordinates with the fluting of the polished nickel drawer pulls.

This curbless shower with linear drain has a secret shampoo niche tucked inside the marble bench, offering a clutter-free appearance.

The pony wall/bench offers storage for the deep soaker tub as well. The mid-size of herring bone patterns in the space makes up the bench side wall and walls of the tub surround.

A close-up reveals that the inside backs of the shampoo niches are tiled with the matching darker liner used in the border; in this case, accessible by the tub user.

The luxury of a sleekly-profiled handheld showerhead can be found attached to the polished nickel, free-standing tub filler.

The water closet is graced by the same silk organza Pirouette shades and matching over-john cabinet furniture.

A crowning touch in this high-ceilinged bath is this crystal chandelier with pewter medallion. Like all of the other light sources, it has its’ own dimmer for setting just the right ambiance desired.

The filigree light fixture throws a soft light onto the teal and gray wallpaper with flourishes of silver grey. A dainty jewel of a room for those quick fresh-ups.

Viewed from this angle, one can see the steel gray of the crown moulding and other millwork, adding punch to the silver gray accents in the wallpaper, fixtures and mirror.