These clients are outdoor-loving fitness fanatics, so it was apropos that their master bath would be inspired by nature. They wanted to pull color inspiration from an original painting by an extended family member of an ocean sunset. “Autumn Mist” slate was a clear product choice, looking as though it was “painted using the same paintbrush”. Their bathroom is relatively small, so we knew to use the slate only in “small doses”… as an accent on both the showerhead wall and on the floor tile to keep the room from getting too dark or too busy.
My clients’ other project objectives: turn a shower that “felt like a closet” into a closet; remove a tub used only to hang laundry to create space for an oversized shower; “get rid of the fur downs”; make the window that would now be in their shower, “shower safe”; and create a more functional cabinet.
What else we did:
- Limestone-looking quartz countertops were installed, mimicking nature but with “better than nature durability”.
- Oversize porcelain tile was used on the floor and shower walls reducing grout lines to expand the space.
- Glass block was installed in the window, providing privacy, but letting in natural light.
- Custom walnut-stained maple cabinets contribute to the outdoor theme. Squaring off the corner made room for twelve new drawers, allowing clutter to be cleared from the countertops.
- Polished nickel hardware, plumbing fixtures and light fixtures reflect both the cool and warm tones found in nature.
The painting that inspired it all hangs over the bed in the adjacent master bedroom.