For this bathroom, the client requested a calm, ulcluttered, spa-like master bath. So we kept the design very simple, and then let the materials we chose build a rich, warm environment that is truly relaxing to be in. Here are some of the details:
On one side of the room we have the main vanity and toilet. The vanity is "floating", meaning it is not attached on the sides or bottom, and made out of Wenge wood, which has a very straight and uniform dark grain. Above, we used two white glass vessel sinks andwall mounted lavatory faucetsl. Two beautiful chrome medicine cabinets and equally spaced modern sconces complete the wall.
On the other side of the bathroom is an large shower, completly lined in glass tile, and a seating area, which has a floating bench of 3" thick solid teak and 3 wall niches, also framed in teak, set in a wall of glass tile. The teak has a very rich grain, and we stained it lightly to match the tone of the Wenge vanity on the opposite wall.
Here's a closeup of the niche. A nice place to layout your towels or clothes while getting ready.
We used large format Italian tile with a neutral color but striated texture on both the walls and floor, and river pebbles as both a border on the main floor and the entire floor of the shower. The bumpy texture "wakes up your feet." The stone wall cap and slabs are limestone to match the color of the tile. It also has a wonderful matte texture, with visible fossils in it.
So while on paper this bath looked very simple, in reality there is quite a lot of richness in its details, and it is a quiet, but stunning space.