During these chilly winter months, I look back at one of my favorite projects – a master bathroom renovation in a classic Colonial style home that transformed a chilly and bland space into a warm and welcoming oasis. The client was interested in creating a highly sophisticated, neutral but warm feeling that would not be overly feminine, so that both she and her husband would love the finished results. Many of our design choices were directed by the selection of Shivakashi granite for the vanity counter top and for shower surfaces such as the shower sill, shower bench, shelves in recessed shower niches, a cap for a granite and glass shower partition wall, and cap for a knee wall to partition the toilet area. We had a fun field trip to two different granite fabricators to view options and found a beautiful slab of Shivakashi that the client loved.
We also selected a handsome new double vanity cabinet in a warm cream colored paint finish, off-white semi recessed vessel sinks, a gorgeous free standing soaking tub, elegant polished nickel faucets, light fixtures and accessories, and one of my personal favorites – a mosaic accent tile for the vanity backsplash and for shower accents in a combination of natural stone and crackled glass in tones to complement the Shivakashi granite. At the vanity, we capped the backsplash with a chunky chair rail in the same material as the floor tile.
The floor tile that we selected was a lovely beige toned natural Crema Marfil (cream or beige colored marble/travertine) set on the diagonal for a dressy effect. The wall color was a soft, peachy-pink beige that looks warm and inviting in any type of light. The overall look for the renovated master bath is an understated but very upscale style that will look classic and fresh for years to come.