See how a design pro incorporates two different styles into one master bathroom.
What happens when you like more than one style? You incorporate them both. That's exactly what happened in this elegant master bath. The homeowners wanted contemporary American styles with a touch of Old World European flair.
For this South Beach-meets-Southern Italian bathroom project, designer Alan Hilsabeck, Jr. hand-selected all the materials. He brought together the finest elements to combine these two styles into one cohesive, complementary design.
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The original walls were plain and white. A multi-process faux finish with crackle, gold glaze and stencil is used to give the room the warm textures of the Mediterranean. To achieve the contemporary look of South Beach Miami, the bath's original glass block tiles are left in place.
The boring beige cabinets on the his-and-her vanities are updated with a faux-finishing treatment that uses new paint specifically made to handle bathroom humidity. The sleek glass countertops are highlighted with undermount rope lighting. Thick glass makes a very durable countertop and also provides a very clean, contemporary feel. Above the counter, square vessel sinks and a single-control faucet round out the stylish twin vanities.
In keeping with another popular trend today, the plain wall mirrors are replaced with something a lot more interesting. The new wrought-iron mirrors and light fixtures above the vanities are touched up with a faux-finishing treatment so they'll match the walls and cabinetry.
To soften up the glass-block windows and add a little elegance in the tub area, Hilsabeck hangs silky textured curtains on each side of the window.