Serene Master Bath with Floating ShelvesTraditional Bathroom, Chicago

**Project Overview**
This new custom home reflects the owners' personalities in every detail throughout the space. The style is traditional with a twist, as more modern updates bring a freshness to the aesthetic. In the light-filled master bath, this unique look and feel is on full display.

**What Makes This Project Unique?**
As with other built-in pieces throughout the home, a floating vanity and makeup area have a furniture quality that imparts warmth to the bath. The owners' favorite color, blue, creates a backdrop for simple, white painted cabinetry and an expansive mirror that reflects as much light as possible. Above the mirror, transom windows let light flow into the space while maintaining privacy. Floating shelves are a beautiful solution for linen storage, while an additional niche cabinet holds additional toiletries and other items.

**Design Challenges**
Though the vanity is on a long wall, the seated makeup area in the center limits storage. In addition, the transom window limits what can be done above the counter. We were able creatively add apothecary drawers above the makeup desk to give the client more storage for small cosmetics, as well as a lap drawer. In order to create additional space for linen storage, we created a niche with a cabinet and floating shelves for rolled towels and baskets.

Photo by MIke Kaskel

Bathroom - large traditional master marble floor and gray floor bathroom idea in Chicago with shaker cabinets, white cabinets, blue walls, an undermount sink, granite countertops and black countertops —  Houzz
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