I would do another bathroom in a heartbeat like this,” says designer Shawn Amtower. From dressy details to ingenuity in layout, the Vinings master retreat exudes a calming confidence.
The bathroom’s redesign created space for a freestanding Victoria + Albert tub and a spacious steam shower with double doors, to the delight of homeowners Debbie and Mitchell Brannen. Amtower turned a hallway used as closet spillover space into a makeup vanity area with custom cabinetry that can be closed off behind pocket doors.
Meanwhile, Italian porcelain tile with soft taupes and bluish grays on a cream background wraps from the shower walls to the ceiling. It was the first time Amtower has used large-format tile on the bathroom floors, not just in the shower. “When you walk in, that faint pattern on the floor, along with the drapery speaks in a very calming way,” she says. With the thick grout lines, the tile had the appearance of one big marble floor.
The drapery is one of her signature elements, and here, Amtower used satin linen Romo fabric in a silvery gray hung from tracks recessed in the ceiling. Oversize acrylic pulls and traditional nickel and crystal sconces appear elegant without being too slick. Amtower also included thin detailing on the custom cabinetry and removed traditional moldings. However, thick white quartz countertops and a waterfall shower bench with mitered edges lent weight without feeling overdone. “It’s very simple, but when you’re standing in the space, everything is so luxurious,” she says.
INTERIOR DESIGN Shawn Amtower, B Design; (404) 272-6323 BUILDER AND CONTRACTOR Mike Hammersmith General Contracting, (404) 351-5227; hammersmithatlanta.com ARCHITECT Greg Busch, Greg Busch Architects, (404) 252-8073; gregbusch.com CUSTOM CABINETRY Stile Custom Cabinets CHAIR Caste through R Hughes DRAPERY FABRIC Romo FIXTURES Kohler through Ferguson TUB Victoria + Albert through Ferguson TILE Traditions in Tile and Stone CHANDELIER Circa Lighting COUNTERTOPS AND WATERFALL SHOWER BENCH Miami Circle Marble & Fabrication ART AND ACCESSORIES Redefined Home Boutique
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