Master BathroomContemporary Bathroom, St Louis
Frosted pocket doors seductively invite you into this master bath retreat. Marble flooring meticulously cut into a herringbone pattern draws your eye to the stunning Victoria and Albert soaking tub. The window shades filter the natural light to produce a romantic quality to this spa-like oasis.
Toulouse Victoria & Albert Tub
Ann Sacks Tile (walls are White Thassos, floor is Asher Grey and shower floor is White Thassos/Celeste Blue Basket weave)
JADO Floor mounted tub fill in polished chrome
Paint is Sherwin Williams "Waterscape" #SW6470
Matthew Harrer Photography
What Houzz contributors are saying:
While the original architectural plans had swinging doors, Spear wanted pocket doors to emphasize the focal point in the room. Textured glass in a rain pattern keeps the feeling open while maintaining privacy. As the doors slide away, they direct the eye to a freestanding bathtub that's a chic, updated take on a Victorian claw-foot tub. Spear originally imagined a crystal chandelier here, but because of safety codes went with an elegant flush-mount fixture instead — also placed to emphasize the bathtub as focal point. The herringbone floor pattern leads the eye to the bathtub as well. "The homeowner had ripped an image of this tile out of a magazine years earlier, but unfortunately, the size [4 inches by 12 inches] was discontinued," Spear says. She painstakingly drew a plan for the floor tiles that required custom cutting each tile on the bias from 12- by 24-inch slabs. All of that meticulous work paid off; the result is an exquisite, one-of-a-kind marble floor.
St. Louis is a city full of sophisticated people and top-notch cultural institutions, Spear says. "St. Louis is a prosperous hub for the plant and medical science industries — 19 of the country's Fortune 100 companies are headquartered here, there are 25 universities, and there are high schools that rank in the top 10 nationwide," she says. "Cultural institutions abound, and my clients are highly educated and well traveled."She created the art deco bathroom shown here in a Victorian home's new addition. It's a great example of layering and mixing different historic eras, as so much of the city's architecture does. See more of this glamorous master bath