Symphony of Symmetry

Studio Entourage and Specialized Interior Design combine modern contrast with classic sensibilities in this bathroom remodel

Detailed symmetry and a contrasting palette of white, black and dark blue infuse this primary bath with a “Santorini-gone-moody feel,” says Studio Entourage’s Jane Hollman, who worked alongside designer Jennelle Derricotte of Specialized Interior Design, architect Linda MacArthur, cabinetry maker Keystone Millworks and builder Michael Ladisic on the Ansley Park renovation. 

The clients requested a mix of newer, fresh styles that simultaneously paid respects to the original personality of their historic home, which was built in the early 1900s and is considered to be the oldest home in Atlanta’s Ansley Park neighborhood. 

One of the bath’s key design elements was an arched motif inspired by portions of the home’s original leaded glass windows “as well as the structure of the house itself,” says MacArthur. Working with fabricator CR Home, the design team repeated this pattern on the floor using black Neolith porcelain, white Hudson marble and Venetian mosaics from Renaissance Tile & Bath. 

Overhead, “the ceiling does the inverse of this, tapering back on both ends and coving down the center with a special cove trim that was set up for uplighting,” says Hollman. The ceiling’s inky blue color (Sherwin-Williams Sea Serpent) matches the wall of the adjoining entry vestibule and contrasts with the bath’s white marble walls in a mosaic blend.

 A spacious double shower also takes architectural influence from the home’s original elements, featuring a showstopping circular steel window and marble detailing. Nearby, geometric steel doors lead to a private patio overlooking the Atlanta skyline. “Floating” cabinet details create a seamless effect, as do floor-to-ceiling linen cabinets, which feature cubbies at the base for the homeowners’ pups. 

“This was one of the most complicated and technical bathrooms I have ever designed,” says Hollman. “There was so much symmetry and pattern that needed to be carefully correlated. It was truly a labor of love between all of us.”

Resources INTERIOR DESIGNERS Jane Hollman, Studio Entourage; Jennelle Derricotte, Specialized Interior Design ARCHITECT Linda MacArthur, Linda MacArthur Architect BUILDER Michael Ladisic, Ladisic Fine Homes PROJECT MANAGER Joe Trahan, Ladisic Fine Homes FLOORING and WALL MATERIALS Renaissance Tile & Bath, fabricated by CR Home CABINETRY Keystone Millworks HARDWARE Lisa Jarvis Decorative Hardware COUNTERTOPS Bottega Stone PLUMBING FIXTURES Kohler through PDI LIGHTING Visual Comfort & Co. CEILING LIGHTS Regina Andrew VANITY ACCESSORIES Gramercy and Peacock Alley