Original Appeal

The classic sensibilities of Liz Williams and Bradley Heppner shine in this 2017 Bath of the Year award winning bathroom addition

Interior designer Liz Williams leaned on tradition and drew inspiration from the landscape when creating this timeless, tranquil bathroom in Buckhead.

The master bathroom was added to the 1937 home during a major renovation and needed to exude the same age-old charm as the rest of the home. Hardwood floors, an arched alcove housing a beloved dressing table, and antique china displayed in niches work together to make the bath seem original to the house. “What’s old is new again,” Williams says. “I feel like this looks like it’s been there forever.”

The designer took advantage of architect Bradley Heppner’s layout and created a wet area for the shower. She played off the hexagon tile pattern of older bathrooms, traditionally seen in black-and-white, to create a marble “floor rug.” In doing so, she gave her clients their wish to have the hardwood floors flow from the bedroom into the bathroom.

Heppner’s arched nook was designed to house an heirloom table the homeowner has used since childhood, while elegant curves in the Rohl faucets mirror the arch across the way.

In lieu of all-white walls, Williams punched up the palette by painting them pale green, yielding a light and airy atmosphere. “We decided that the green and white would keep it crisp and clean and mix well with the marble,” she says.

Green Samuel & Sons drapery trim crisply accents café-style white linen curtains in front of a freestanding Avon tub with a classic pedestal base and rolled rim. The same curtains provide privacy for a window above a built-in bench with tidy storage outside the shower. “You really feel like you’re in the trees up there,” she says. “We didn’t want to interrupt the view.”

RESOURCES INTERIOR DESIGN Liz Williams Interiors (404) 816-9868; lizwilliamsinteriors.com ARCHITECT Brad Heppner, Bradley E. Heppner Architecture LLC (404) 734-6687; bradleyeheppner.com BUILDER Trewin Homes SHOWER TILE Specialty Tile Products FAUCETS Rohl through Ferguson TUB Signature Hardware COUNTERTOPS Cremo Delicato marble through Marmi Natural Stone SCONCES Circa Lighting WINDOW HARDWARE Houlès through Ernest Gaspard DRAPERY TRIM Samuel & Sons through Ainsworth-Noah DRAPERY FABRIC Norbar through Ernest Gaspard PAINT Castleton Mist by Benjamin Moore

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