In a lofty north Atlanta residence, Reiner White Design Studio delivers a hefty balance of masculine + feminine for this 2019 Bath of the Year award winner
Twelve-foot ceilings and a shotgun-style layout allowed Jennifer Reiner and Robert White with Reiner White Design Studio to add their signature brand of intriguing sophistication to the interiors of this new North Atlanta residence.
Exposed wood beams, steel-and-glass transom windows and thick moldings establish a hefty scale in the master bathroom, while shinier elements—such as Caesarstone countertops, a porcelain floor tile laid in an argyle pattern, vintage brass hardware and Newport Brass plumbing fixtures in a satin gold—brighten the space, says White.
“As far as Jennifer’s and my tastes go, we don’t do delicate very well,” White says. Adds Reiner: “The details are in the scale.” The graphic, laser-cut tile by Walker Zanger runs through the 540-square-foot bathroom, where halls designated for the husband and wife are bridged by the steam shower with a “drive-through” layout. “They can enter the shower from either end of their worlds,” White says.
Massive glass doors open to the 15-foot shower, offering the maximum amount of daylight for an airy ambience. Around the corner, a closet custom-designed for the wife by Atlanta designer Matthew Quinn offers the ultimate solutions for organization and personalization.
The scale and monochromatic palette are the firm’s signatures, Reiner says, even when presented with a design challenge. For example, two stone plinths on either side of the jetted air bath are designed with hidden, removable panels that access the motorization, which allowed them to customize a solution via an “almost brutalist” element.
The bathroom was just one element of the duo’s multiyear project; Reiner White Design Studio collaborated on the architectural plans for the entire new construction project with Harrison Design. “We love the romance of collaboration,” White explains. “This is the perfect reflection of our aesthetic and their desires.”
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