April Showers

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Monday, April 3, 2017

April Showers

Charming rustic bathroom designed CLOTH & KIND. Photography by Sarah Dori.
Charming rustic bathroom designed CLOTH & KIND. Photography by Sarah Dori.

Spring has officially arrived and the longer, warmer days will undoubtedly be accompanied by several refreshing rain showers. There’s nothing better on a rainy day than to spend time relaxing in a deep soaking tub or taking in a rejuvenating walk-in shower session. A few of the area’s top designers share some of their spa-like master bathrooms.

Shiplap clad walls pair with a soaking tub in this modern farmhouse, designed by CLOTH & KIND, making for the ultimate spot to unwind. An infusion of rustic charm and abstract art by Sally King Benedict make the brand-new space feel welcoming and well-lived in.

Jones-Keena designers Rachel Hartung, Amanda Rink, and Nicole Withers just wrapped up a master bath in a new build Oakland County home. The clients favor contemporary and modern, and wanted a peaceful, luxurious master bath – an oasis with "some sparkle."

A recently completed master bath, designed by Pamela Livingston Hardy of Creative Renovations, provided the homeowner with an enlarged bedroom, larger bathroom, and walk-in closet. The design intent of this room was to create an Urban/Rustic space. The bathroom has a freestanding tub adjacent to the two-sided fireplace that is shared with the bedroom. The natural stone on the fireplace wall reflects the overall theme. The plank tile flooring replicates a wood pattern that blends well with the design of the room. The shower has a Euro door with pebble tile on the shower floor that runs outside of the shower in free form to surround the free-standing tub. The hardware is an Urban/Rustic style that fits very well with the cabinets and tile. The walk-in closet adjacent to the bathroom uses wood tones that match the bathroom cabinets.

A master bathroom designed by Kathleen McGovern Studio of Interior Design is part of a restoration project of a 1926 high-rise condo on the water. The marble mosaic tile floor, vintage style sconces, and a mid-century bench create an eclectic style. The micro-basket weave Carrara marble mosaic tile is Virginia Tile and the mid-century leather bench is from Baker Furniture.

A mid-century inspired master bathroom, designed by Toby Sneider of Sneider Custom Interiors, features custom walnut cabinetry for the double vanity and storage area. The space also includes a vintage rug, lighting, and accessories. Custom L-shaped "his and hers" vanities with figured walnut highlight this bathroom renovation. Custom storage cabinets, porcelain tile, and a glass feature wall provide function and low maintenance as well.

“There is nothing fresher and more elegant than a white bathroom, so the whole space was designed with very light and fresh patterns and fixtures. The master bedroom furniture is traditional, so I selected an updated, more modern bath but with some traditional or vintage accents. The cabinet has traditional Cremone bolts that slide up and down to lock, and the bathtub has a highly carved ball-and-claw foot. The Greek key motif on the wallcovering is also timeless, adding elegance while also complementing the natural cut stone pattern in the floor in a modern way. The amount of pattern in the tile is also helpful in making a person feel safe from slips and falls in a bath and shower area, and this was important in a shower using 18'' x 36'' floor tiles. The recessed medicine cabinets and all-glass shower stall have sharp clean lines with shiny polished nickel finishes with a minimalist style that is also on trend. The van Gogh painting of sunflowers is a classic and adds cheerful warmth. There is also a warm gold mosaic floor border that acts as a connective element and becomes a floor-to-ceiling niche in the shower. The square poles and rings on the drapery rods follow all the right angles in all of the above elements and are in a rustic pewter finish.”
- Valerie Young, Valerie Young Interiors

A master bathroom designed by Gail Urso of Urso Designs invites a relaxing soak in the tub while enjoying a beautiful view from this Lake Michigan home or resting after dark under the pendant fixture, available through the Henredon Interior Design Showroom. The spacious shower in the master bathroom was created with glass tiles, both clear and frosted, from Ann Sacks.