HGTV Smart Home 2013: Master Bathroom Pictures
Pattern and texture take center stage in the spa-style bathroom, where glass, travertine and quartz carve out a luxurious shower, bathing and relaxation space.
Travertine tile clads the floor, wall and ceiling in the glass-enclosed shower and bathing area, where a series of windows beams light into the space without sacrificing privacy.
The room's wet enclosure includes a soaking tub, nested in the 6-foot-deep by 3 ½-foot-wide bathing area. Why a shower and bath combination? "You are at the beach and maybe you want to come home and have a long soak but first you shower off and then you soak," says Linda.
Promising a relaxing soak, a rattan basket presents a collection of natural sea sponges, both durable and mold-resistant.
Bathtime becomes a spa-like experience when the Roman tub is paired with a programmable high-arc faucet and hand shower. A built-in soap niche keeps body scrub, cream and bubble bath close at hand.
A 10-inch-diameter one-function rainshower showerhead offers a powerful spray while conserving water.
Blocks of glass tile break up a sea of honed travertine. "Because we have such large areas in the showered tub, the wet enclosure, we decided to panel it and mix up the tile so there was great interest," says Linda.
Chrome, one-handle faucets lend sophistication in a space defined by stone, glass and quartz.
The 7-foot vanity, capped with quartz, offers his-and-hers sinks. Bayberry bouquets and an African violet lend an infusion of color and pop when paired with ceramic candle lanterns and condiment plates topped with imported French milk soaps.
Artwork is limited to three antique-style glicee prints, protected behind Plexiglas. "They felt great in that bathroom because the theme is all about water," says Linda. "They are very subtle in color and look great — a more graphic way to connect to the high-tech, industrial feel of the bathroom."
Clear glass encompasses the wet enclosure, while a wall of frosted glass offers a buffer of privacy in the water closet area while allowing sunlight to stream through.
A digital tub control allows the user to adjust water temperature and flow, plus establish custom presets for the ultimate spa-style bathing experience.
The oversized vanity mirror reflects light and visually expands the size of the space. A mercury-glass lamp placed atop the counter surface continues the focus on reflective surfaces.