Bed & Bath
We designed our master bedroom as the ultimate relaxing retreat. The calming aqua-and-cream color scheme from the other rooms continues here, and the bed’s layers of beautiful silk linens suit homeowners who no longer need to worry about daily kid abuse.
A natural quartz surround adds a contemporary edge to the romantic Heat-N-Glo gas fireplace. With other luxuries like the wall-mounted flat-panel TV, this bedroom getaway is all about relaxation.
Details include Lutron automated privacy shades (inset) and lighting system that are controlled at the touch of a button. Hammered silver lamps and chunky drapery rods with embroidered silk curtains mesh with the exposed metal heating vents that run through the space. Rich, dark, neo-classical furniture pieces provide a striking accent to our soft palette.
Faced with placing a bathroom in an interior space lacking windows, we found innovative ways to add natural light. A glass-blocked portion of the wall between the master bedroom and bath maintains privacy while letting light flow into the bath. Reflective aqua glass-tiled walls help bounce the existing light around. We visually enlarged the space by covering the end wall with a mirror, which also effectively doubled the light. Minimal bath cabinetry and hardware, and creamy countertops also keep the space from feeling crowded.
Brushed nickel, arched neck faucets and contemporary vessel sinks from Kohler offer fresh takes on traditional style. A long wall in the walkway from the bedroom was perfect for cube storage. A flip-top bench and robe rack beside the cubes help organize daily bath clutter. A roomy walk-in closet includes a convenient stacking Maytag washer and dryer.
The upper-level guest bedroom looks over a low wall to the living room and banks of tall windows there. The elevated space works as a home office, or as a sleeping loft when guests stay over. This area provides a clear look at the concrete and metal that define this as a loft unit.
We outfitted the room with a desk, sleeper sofa, reading chair and a campaign chest for storage, as well as a thick rug that could provide a soft pad for a grandkid's sleeping bag.
The upper-level bathroom (inset) contains a shower and features a vessel sink with wall-mounted faucet and eye-catching back-splash set atop a sophisticated furniture-like base cabinet.