Manhattan style master bedroom & bathroom
This bedroom was part of a master bedroom/bath remodel. Client wishes were for the sophisticated simplicity of a great Manhattan hotel.
This side of the duvet is lighter colored and very simple,with cool, clean fabrics. Combining a year-round ready made duster & regular shams with the custom work kept the cost reasonable. Change out the four dark pillows for these lighter colored ones to achieve a summer look.
Beautiful richly finished bedside chests add a traditional touch and lots of storage. The wooden cornice boxes add more height and allow Roman shades to attach to them. Drapery hardware hides behind the one at the doors. This is the winter bedding. By switching the European shams & throw pillows to a darker colored lush fabric and using the deeper colored side of the duvet over, a cozier winter look is achieved.
Faux ostrich "leather" gives a sophisticated look to the headboard. The practical side...it wipes clean.
Mixing contemporary art, headboard fabric and transitional chair with traditional bedside chests and fabrics gave the room an interesting, elegant and clean look. Notice that an Asian tea table and antique Chinese wooden "lunch box" were combined to create a side table.
The master bath combines an elegant, classical look with contemporary accents. The narrow room was made to look wider, while creative solutions solved storage issues.
This bathroom space was extremely narrow. Creative solutions gave a small bath, big punch! Making the vanity a few inches shallower than is typical, but elongating it allowed maximum storage and floor space. The tile on the far wall is brought to the same height as that of the vanity backsplash to carry the eye around the space.
Creating a shallow niche above the tub and tile framing it emphasized how beautiful the tile is, appearing as "artwork" and provided a way to bring a bit of the shower tile to the opposite end of the bathroom. The recess allowed the placement of a vase and flowers which complement the art at the right end of the tub (not shown).
The custom design of the vanity provides a great deal of storage. I've included two pull-out cabinets (think of the kitchen pull-outs that typically hold cans), eliminating the need for medicine chests and allowing a clear vanity top. The contemporary chrome fixtures are a great counterpoint to very classical looking chiseled stone sink bowls and accent tile. The beige and grey colors of the tile create a serene look. The floor tile creates a diagonal pattern to visually widen the narrow room.
A chiseled edge was put on the stone top and matches the sink bowls. The honed stone vanity top and tub deck give the space a softer and less formal feel.
You can see how narrow the bathroom is by noting the towels hanging on the left wall. To keep the space as open as possible, clear glass was used all around the shower. The "curve" allows for a slightly wider space at the end where the fixed shower head is located, while the entry and bench end stays a bit narrower. Using a low curb and running the same floor tile into the shower create an illusion of a wider space. The original design called for a true curved glass, but angling a few narrow panels gave the...
The glass at this end of the shower runs to the floor, creating an airy, spacious feel and keeping the room as open as possible. The chiseled stone seat matches the sinks & counter top. There is a hand-held shower head (partially visible) mounted by the seat as an option to the fixed one at the other end.