A master bathroom grafted onto the bedroom brings a hotel concept home.
In the master bedroom removing the wall between the bathroom, and merging many functions of the two room can be a controversial move. For many couples togetherness is enhanced by the closing of a door. On the other hand, a separate bathroom is a 20th century idea. In previous centuries bathrooms weren’t always separate spaces. Bedrooms had wash stands and chamber pots which both became obsolete with indoor plumbing, of course. So creating a master bed-bath merger today presents an interesting question. Is the “bed-bath” a décor-forward strategy or completely retro? Could you live with such an arrangement?
I happen to love discussing this question, particularly when such a room is as handsome as this one with so many well executed details. Here are some of my observations (feel free to weigh in with your own).
Creating a “bed-bath” requires the designer to crank the bathroom way up. Using high contrast white and ebonized fixtures from a single collection forged a distinctive look.
These are similar to Kohler’s Iron Works Tellieur Suite. Tumbled jade marble 4” x 4” tiles – set vertically and staggered – almost have a waterfall effect behind the large pair of console sinks and matching tub centered underneath the large window. The vertical lines also flow into to the wide band of jade marble-mosaic that glams up plain marble floor tiles. Marble sets the bathroom space apart from the sleeping area, which has a wood floor.
Upholstered chairs (note contrast piping and edge on the box-pleated skirt to coordinate with the mosaic) always feel incredibly luxurious in a bathroom. Here they face in, to take advantage of a view and provide a three-dimensional boundary.
Black mirror frames and sconce shades tie into the black fixture legs and provide a sense of architectural balance from top to bottom. The faucets are from the Waterworks Aero Retro line.
A steam shower (the telltale glass louver is above the door) occupies an adjacent area. Glass block is often used to close up an existing window between two spaces without blocking out natural light in there. White mosaic tiles and Waterworks shower fixtures are consistent — but not competitive — with the focal-point location of the tub.
(Source: Kitchen and Bath Ideas)
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