NKBA 2nd Place Large Bathroom 2017

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Project Description

Working with repeat clients is always fun. After designing our client’s kitchen, living and dining rooms, we had the opportunity to design her Master Suite.

The space was divided into 3 spaces – an “office”, bath and bedroom. We decided to approach the entire 2nd floor as one space with an homage to our client’s Japanese roots

From the base of the stairs throughout the entire upper floor, we installed cork flooring (soft, and warm). At the top of the stairs, we created a custom “tansu” cabinet that is built into the eaves for depth. Here all of our client’s lingerie, casual and workout clothes are stored. Behind the vertical lattice doors are pullout hampers.

We changed the original “office” into a large walk-in closet. The hall features an art niche. The 3 panel fir doors and alder railing are accented with Reed Lumicor Panels.

Our “concept” for the bathroom was a river forest. Beginning in the shower, the floor is Island Stone rocks with “limestone” porcelain tiles (we chose porcelain for cost and ease of maintenance). Accenting the shower is Island Stones “Banyans” designed to emulate bamboo. The corner bench and countertop are Cambria – Canterbury.

Exiting the shower, our client steps out of the “river” and into the curved path of the “forest” of porcelain wood tile. The path takes you to the ofuro tub, a traditional Japanese soaking tub. The faucet for the tub is by Watermark a high-end plumbing manufacturer our of Brooklyn,NY.

The cork floor (our forest floor) merges with the porcelain tile in a soft curve – the edges are protected through the use of a Schluter trim in anodized aluminum.

The vanity mimics the Tansu cabinet in the hall, topped with Cambria Quartz and the circular mirror is flanked by Hubbarton Forge – Helix LED light fixtures.