Green Streak

Lanier Interiors and C. Brandon Ingram Design create a monochromatic oasis in this Atlanta bath renovation

While renovating their clients’ Atlanta home, one of the more out-of-the-box undertakings for interior designer Lanier Gupton and architect Brandon Ingram was the second-floor primary suite—particularly the bath. 

“[Brandon] suggested completely swapping the location of the primary bath, closet and bedroom,” says Gupton. “It allowed the primary bath and bedroom to take advantage of the best light and exterior views. We created it as a place for the couple to have a restful retreat from their busy life with three young children.”

To take advantage of the privacy afforded by the bath’s private treetop scenery, a large window—which features French casements for easy opening—serves as the focal point. “We really gathered all the architecture and cabinetry around the room’s one large window,” notes Ingram. Underneath, a luxurious Kohler soaking tub with a cipollino quartzite surround (which matches the countertops) offers a spa-like place to relax and “really created the room’s crescendo,” adds Ingram. Leaded glass and antique mirrored armoires “bounce the natural light around the space, which makes it feel larger.”

While the clients wanted their primary bath to serve as a tranquil retreat, they specifically requested that it be more colorful than a typical all-white bath. To ensconce the room in a sense of serenity, Gupton painted the walls, paneling, cabinetry, mirror frame and valence the same soft sage color (Sherwin-Williams Oyster Bay at 75% strength), using the same hue in the drapery fabric (which can be opened and closed via remote) for a seamless effect. “The warm brass hardware and plumbing were able to really stand out from the contrasting background color,” she adds. “I wanted the bathroom to be about subtle texture variations.”

Also providing dimension is the floor tile: a custom design of honed marble with polished keystone detailing, which the team conceptualized with the help of Waterworks’ Jenna McFerrin. Says Gupton, “We wanted to add something a little unique and geometric to the otherwise very traditional feeling in the bathroom.”

Resources INTERIOR DESIGN Lanier Gupton, Lanier Interiors ARCHITECT Brandon Ingram, C. Brandon Ingram Design BUILDER Lucas Tilton, Lucas Tilton Residential CABINETRY Costili Cabinetry HARDWARE Classic Brass COUNTERTOPS Marmi Natural Stone SHOWER MARBLE/DOLOMITE Waterworks DRAPERY Kerry Joyce SCONCES Visual Comfort & Co. TUB Kohler FAUCETRY Waterworks