Layers of Luxury in a Bath
Country Living magazine designed a master bathroom in a show house in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania that's crisp, clean and very cool.
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The walls are covered in oversize white beadboard below a thick molding three-quarters up the wall. A soft purple hue is painted above for a look reminiscent of a cottage or modern farmhouse. Shaker-style peg racks keep towels and robes off the floor. The size of the space isn't the only luxurious aspect of the room — the elegant floor holds attention as well with its combination of brick-shaped limestone with an inlaid border of square marble mosaics.
His and hers matching vanities are marble sink tops, which offer abundant counter space. Rails below hold towels and washcloths. Farm-style medicine cabinets over the sinks reinforce the casual, but clean-lined look. A white armoire provides plenty of storage for towels and bathing soaps, lotions and oils. The large tub projects out into the space and is given an elegant look with a dark wood surround and an exquisite faucet.
There is a right way and a wrong way to build relaxing outdoor space.