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.
4 Total Tranquility
An artist and two designers collaborate to create a modern oasis.
When Judy Karp bought her new-construction condo in Cherry Creek last fall, the watercolor and pastel painter knew she wanted a streamlined look for the space. She found a kindred spirit in designer Chris Awadalla of Interior Intuitions, who was already on board to design the kitchens and bathrooms for the building’s six units. The pair, along with interior designer Roy Herberg, created a serene master retreat, with no superfluous baubles or ornate detailing to distract from the room’s purpose: relaxation.
Consider your space
A Dahl Plumbing faucet is seamlessly mounted through the mirror to make room for the MTI Baths St. Tropez LV sink, which sits above the counter. The ledges around the built-in Kohler soaker tub are perfect for candles, bath salts, and a glass of wine.
Color it in
Although Karp embraces a vivid orange palette in her home’s living areas, she decided on this soothing aqua shade (Martha Stewart Precious Metals) to create a spalike retreat.
With its sharp edges and minimalist decor, modern design can feel cold. Karp warmed up the room by selecting limestone for the floor (Arrowhead Floors & Interiors); the naturally varied markings provide an organic feel.
Try modern touches
Forgoing wood or beadboard, Awadalla extended the floor tile up the wall to create a modern take on traditional wainscoting. The limestone is capped with Schluter-Schiene aluminum edging instead of the customary curved bullnose.