Lorraine Enwright forms a striking and sleek Zen retreat for two in a Vinings townhome that's worthy of a 2018 Bath of the Year award
Every bathroom needs a big idea. For designer Lorraine Enwright, it was her plan for dramatic walls with vertical tile and floating vanities that would give her travel-savvy homeowners that same sleek and modern style they appreciated in hotels and resorts around the world. “My approach really is about form and accenting it,” she says.
Every design decision, including the polished chrome fixtures and quartzite countertops with a thick edge, were simpatico with its new clean and crisp style. Enwright and Chris Donnelly of Brookside Custom Homes worked in partnership that she says paired her ideas with Donnelly’s eye for detail.
They transformed the once-dark bathroom with a rarely used tub into a light-filled space with a statement shower, flanking vanities and bright tiled surfaces. “Then we used the big mirrors to reflect the light and also to help it feel bigger,” she says. “It feels very bright—even in the shower.”
A must-have goal was “functional enjoyment,” she says, for the busy homeowners. Low-maintenance choices included raising the vanities, which had veneer with a charcoal gray stain, and using large format porcelain tile for the floors. A custom chrome console keeps the room feeling light and airy. The reconfigured layout included placing a no-glass shower, with pebble marble tile floors for an organic and spa-like quality, partially behind the elevated vanity and accent wall.
The large-scale tile on the floors contrasted with the slim Porcelanosa tiles in charcoal grays, bronze and whites lit by chrome sconces. “I’m always playing with composition in the forms of what you’re seeing,” she says.
The Dolomite porcelain floors and soft, billowy window treatment that filtered the natural light joined with the accent walls in a bathroom that achieved a mixture of drama and intimacy.
INTERIOR DESIGN Lorraine Enwright, Intuitive Dwellings, (404) 285-7561; intuitivedwellingsedc.com BUILDER Chris Donnelly, Brookside Custom Homes, brooksidefinehomes.com CUSTOM CONSOLE & WINDOW TREATMENTS Corey McIntosh CUSTOM MIRRORS & VANITIES Natalia Makarova, Karpaty Cabinets CEILING PENDANT & VANITY SCONCES Sonneman VANITY ACCENT TILE Porcelanosa WALL & FLOOR TILE Dolomite Porcelain SHOWER FLOOR TILE ProSource VANITY SINK American Standard VESSEL LAVATORY FAUCET Fortis LINEAR SHOWER DRAIN Luxe Linear Drains SHOWERHEADS Kohler SHOWER TEMPERATURE CONTROLS Grohe Eurocube TOILET Kohler ACCESSORIES Brizo Siderna