A Pro's Own Bathroom with a View
Learn how Arizona-based interior designer Lori Carroll turned her own bathroom into a desert-inspired retreat.
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The steam shower has desert-colored prairie slate from floor to ceiling, the walls covered with large tiles in rich hues of gold and gray, interspersed with 1-inch mosaics surrounding 4-inch square pewter and prairie slate tiles. A custom-designed Grohe shower system supplies the steam part of the shower and a custom-made glass door keeps the steam inside. Looking through the door from the shower, there's a view of the line of mountains that lie beyond the desert, a purposeful alignment, according to Lori.
Pewter tiles also line the backsplash above the vanities, surrounded by the prairie slate mosaics. The countertops below are seafoam green granite with undermounted Kohler sinks and sleek Kohler faucets. Just above each sink are mirrors that Lori first used in a design house. She liked their irregular shape and backlighting so much, she used them in her own house, and their asymmetrical quirkiness is just the right accent for the geometric lines of the bath. Behind them, ICI Paints Khaki Green, a warm sage, brings out the other desert colors in the vanities and chest.
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