Mastering the Bath
The master bathroom—far out of sight from guests—is usually the last room to get attention. But with the right remodel, it just might become your favorite room in the house. We found four bathrooms that double as relaxing retreats. Step inside for inspiration.
3 Sleek & Playful
Classic style and unexpected flourishes strike the perfect balance.
The outdated master bathroom in this traditional Cherry Hills house begged for a transformation that would match the clean, sophisticated taste of its new owners. Interior designer Nadia Watts and architect Stephen Ekman reconfigured the flow of the bathroom and created a soothing and versatile color scheme. “It’s not quite contemporary, and not quite traditional,” Watts says. “It gives a fresh look to a classic style, so they’re not going to look back in 10 years and think it’s dated.”
Make a mosaic
The contrasting gray patterns of the flooring (Cloud Vein in a herringbone pattern from Artistic Tile) and the hand-glazed shower tiling (Encore Ceramics’ Basketweave Silver on the floor and Field Silver on the walls, and Mini Crescendo Mosaic Silver as an accent) give the room effortless interest.
To replace a room-consuming Jacuzzi, Watts chose a sleek soaking tub with a white Caesarstone slab and Watermark and Jado fixtures. The team designed in more windows and built-in shelves to add variety and natural light.
Have some fun
Watts passed on a traditional chandelier in favor of the Moravian Star from Circa Lighting. “We didn’t want something glamorous, but didn’t want anything too expected, either,” Watts says. “It’s fun to try different shapes and materials.” The contemporary vanities—from Wetstyle’s C Collection—are flanked by chic Urban Electric Co. sconces. And the playful, cast resin Clyde Mirrors are from Oly.