White Interlude

Robin Burnett Design mixes limestone and brass in a light Buckhead bathroom that earned her a 2018 Bath of the Year award

Designer Robin Burnett typically saves French limestone for pool decks and mantels, but decided to introduce the luxurious material into a master bathroom—with spectacular results. It married the traditional design of the Buckhead home while providing an energetic spark for the bathroom makeover. “The French limestone was the very first thing we chose,” she says.

Classic tongue and groove fit with the architecture but allowed Burnett to pop in transitional elements among the homeowner’s cravings for light and natural materials. The slightly oversize and honed limestone, from Francois & Co., in both the shower and main floor areas masked delineation points in the long, linear bathroom. 

To further minimize the transition, handcrafted, irregular ceramic subway tile was framed to the ceiling in the shower (outfitted with a tripod oak stool from the Barbara Westbrook Collection).

In a niche by the freestanding Olivia tub, artwork by Clay McLaurin fades from royal blue to robin’s egg. “Bathrooms are places where we’re placing great art and pieces that we’re going to enjoy while we’re getting ready and relaxing,” she says.

Burnett and her clients, Rick and Angela Fierer, then pulled out the blue, gray and aubergine colors found in the depth of the Paris Gray limestone. The paintings and a patterned window treatment didn’t sacrifice tranquility, she says. “Feeling a sense of peace in the space really is important to me, and I think important to a lot of my clients,” Burnett says.

The green and aubergine in the honed Calacatta Viola marble countertops stand out, and aubergine also was used on transom-topped French doors. Oversize shagreen mirrors, Lucite and brass hardware and sconces draw in light to make a narrow space appear larger. “Shagreen has an interesting texture. It also has brass detailing on it,” Burnett says, of the mirrors. “I just loved how that pulled color and finishes together.”


INTERIOR DESIGN Robin Burnett Design, (404) 803-0416; robinburnettdesign.com ARCHITECT Greg Palmer, Harrison Design, (404) 365-7760; harrisondesign.com BUILDER Bildon Construction, (404) 351-1664 CABINETRY Morgan Creek Cabinet Company SCONCES E.F. Chapman for Visual Comfort CHANDELIER Made Goods MIRRORS Bungalow Classic TUB MTI Baths COUNTERTOPS Marmi Natural Stone CABINET HARDWARE Matthew Quinn Collection TOWEL BARS AND HOOKS LuxHoldups ART ABOVE TUB through Mrs. Howard ABSTRACTS IN NICHE Clay McLaurin from Holland & Co. SHOWER TILE Renaissance Tile & Bath FLOOR TILE Francois & Co.

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