Lorraine Enwright crafts a tailor-made bath full of resort-style touches and luxe details
When tasked with designing a new home for a fun-loving pair who love to travel, architectural and interior designer Lorraine Enwright of Intuitive Dwellings by Enwright Design Collaborative Inc. set out to create an environment that matched her clients’ adventurous personalities.
For the home’s main bath, the clients wanted “a serene place of respite with just a touch of resort-style luxury for a day-to-day vacation experience,” says Enwright. When the designer and her clients came upon a showstopping Caribbean-blue marble, they knew they’d found their centerpiece. “My client said that it looked like a waterfall and she couldn’t imagine any better way to wake up each morning than by bathing in the Caribbean blue waters,” recalls Enwright.
After learning there was just a single slab left, they opted to use the entire piece vertically on the main shower wall as a “waterfall feature,” framing it with white marble for contrast. “We built the rest of the design around that water element,” says Enwright, who used mosaic Carrara marble tiles on the floor to connect the shower to the waterfall tub and “create the feel of a bubbling brook.”
The furniture-like tub was also a labor of love, designed for the wife, who enjoyed the look of slipper-style tubs but needed surface space for bath products or a glass of champagne. “I had to search for a fresh way to give her what I call functional beauty,” notes Enwright, who continued the mosaic tile up the front of the tub deck.
Along the perimeter, Enwright worked with Bell Cabinetry & Design to color-match the cabinetry paint to the Carrara marble, a nod to the weathered grey tones in many beachside communities and the perfect complement to the serene surfaces. “The bathroom was truly and uniquely conceived for this client’s exact wants and needs.”
ARCHITECTURAL AND INTERIOR DESIGN Lorraine Enwright, Intuitive Dwellings by Enwright Design Collaborative Inc., (404) 285-7561; intuitivedwellings.com BUILDER Chris Donnelly of Brookside Custom Homes LLC., brooksidefinehomes.com CABINETRY Bell Cabinetry & Design BLUE MARBLE CR Home CARRARA MARBLE MOSAIC TILES Traditions in Tile and Stone WHITE MARBLE TILE Specialty Tile Products CHANDELIER Circa Lighting BRONZE TAB PULLS Top Knobs TUB AND VANITY COUNTERTOPS Cosentino and Top Shop Stone