Bathing Beauty—Design Awards 2015 Gold, Bath Over $60,000

A compartmentalized, outdated mid-century-modern master bath opens up 

September 24, 2015
2015 Design Awards winner, California, Arch-Interiors Design Group, tub

Bath Over $60,000

Interior designer: Arch-Interiors Design Group Beverly Hills, Calif.

Project goals: The master bathroom of this mid-century modern home was beyond outdated for the clients’ needs. The goal was to create one, open area.

Challenges: The bath was extremely compartmentalized with closets in the vanity area and a tub, shower, and toilet in an adjacent, enclosed space.

Solutions: To make the bath function and feel symmetrical, a whirlpool tub with a dramatic, waterfall tub filler was placed at the center of the space. The tub surface extends into the shower to create a bench.

The clients favored a crisp, elegant, white look, though not pure white. Calacutta marble was the perfect answer since the veining in the stone added visual interest. The glass-enclosed shower doesn’t have a threshold, which gives it a more modern feel, and the drain is hidden. The water closet is enclosed in frosted glass for privacy.

Wall-mounted, his-and-hers vanities have an espresso finish topped with white Caesarstone, with an oversize counter edge detail. The glass door leading into the bedroom slides open on barn-door hardware. Motorized window shades provide privacy when needed.

What the judges said: “Spacious and bright with impeccable craftsmanship and detail, such as the continuous grain up the tub skirt to the floating shower seat.”

2015 Design Awards winner, California, Arch-Interiors Design Group, vanity and shower

2015 Design Awards winner, California, Arch-Interiors Design Group, tub view

2015 Design Awards winner, California, Arch-Interiors Design Group, vanity closeup

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