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 vanities are anigre wood veneer and the chest in between them is custom-made. It's constructed of MDF and covered with green-tinged silver leaf. A glass top makes it bathroom-friendly. Across from the sinks and chest is a built-in anigre cupboard with shelves above a two-door storage area on the bottom. Three graduated floating anigre wood shelves above the silver-leaf chest hold pictures and other decorative objects.
For lighting, Lori went with Artemide's modern classic Tolomeo design in a suspension version with a lamp on each of two arms sprouting from a central rod, one above each sink. Square lights from Bega, almost flush with the wall, are set on each side of the sinks for additional lighting.
The square lights echo the mosaic slate and pewter tiles throughout the bath, as well as the square bronze Century hardware on all the cabinetry; even the ottoman's material has squares sprinkled throughout. The curving linear grain of the anigre wood provides a nice contrast to the recurring cubist theme.
It all adds up to a luxurious but easy-going master bath. Lori says she wouldn't do anything differently, except perhaps to spend less money, a universal wish among home remodelers. And her favorite thing about the bath? The steam shower.
"I use it every single morning!" she says.
Kohler Stillness Widespread faucet, Kohler
Prairie slate and pewter tiles:
Stone Pewter Accents
Artemide Tolomeo Suspension Lights, www.artemide.com
Bega Square Lights, www.bega-us.com
Artist Rudy Hodgers of Luna Negra in Tucson, Ariz.
Host Steve Watson and the Don't Sweat It crew take on a bathroom makeover, including retiling a shower.