With a soothing color palette that mimics the neutral, sandy shores of Lake Michigan’s beachfronts and a framed aerial photograph of Oak Street Beach by Terry Evans, the master bathroom provides an oasis from the day’s stresses — or blustery weather.
To avoid stark contrasts, Vern chose metals with a warm patina. The antique-style lavatory and faucet also continue the story of modern paired with vintage.
A second preserved rose bouquet contributes to the unit’s emphasis on Prairie School style and natural elements.
Ceramic subway-style mosaic tile in a walnut finish clads all three walls in the master bath and references linear tile in both the kitchen and powder room.
A towel ring, modern in design, pops against neutral tile.
Brushed bronze bath fixtures, paired with frosted glass, add just a hint of shine.
A one-piece toilet, tucked discreetly behind the floating island, features water-saving dual-flush technology.
Bathroom turns spa with the introduction of an overflowing bath. The effervescent bath with extra-deep reservoir features chromatherapy lighting and continuous water flow.
Vern dedicated the bathroom’s back wall to glass mosaic tile, accented with glints of copper. “I love that back feature wall being in glass because it takes the natural light in the bathroom and bounces it right back into the space,” says the designer.
The glass-enclosed shower features both rain showerhead and hand-shower options.
With a flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute, the 14-inch brushed bronze showerhead delivers a drenching, spa-like “rain” experience.
Ceramic 12- by 24-inch tile that mimics the texture of leather provides luxury underfoot.
The bath filler continues the space’s emphasis on warm, understated metal finishes.
A floating remote control enables the user to manipulate the tub’s heater, effervescence mode, chromatherapy cycle and chromatherapy color selection.
Plush towels, fragrant soaps and vintage serviceware from the Chicago Athletic Association contribute to the bathroom’s lived-in, homey feeling.
A frosted-glass pocket door separates the master bathroom from the master bedroom and provides privacy while allowing scant natural light into the space.
Contemporary-style sconces flank his-and-hers medicine cabinets. Each tube light is capped with an LED nightlight that provides up to 100,000 hours of illumination.