Winn Wittman ArchitectureContemporary Bathroom, Austin
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Bring the outside in. Creating a connection between the courtyard and the bathroom, this sunken square filled with pebbles makes a striking stage for a bath. The oval curve of the tub cleverly mimics the shapeliness of the stones beneath it. The salt-and-pepper-colored pebbles meld beautifully with the concrete exterior of the bath, but they also would pair well with white ceramic.
This view seems to be in a blocked-off area, which would give me some peace of mind. I could see a very relaxing evening in this bathtub.Tell us! Would you trade privacy for more views from the bath?More: Bedroom and Bath, All in OneMaterial Choices: Translucent Glass DoorsAll-time most popular bathrooms on Houzz
On the opposite end of the spectrum is a granite bathtub. These can weigh more than 2,000 pounds. With the surface polished on the inside and hand chiseled on the outside, they give a tactile experience unlike any other material.
Liberate the stones. If you’re considering stones, think about leaving them loose. It’s a dynamic way to punch up the organic feel, and you can’t beat the textural effect. If you’re unable to replicate the flooring feature of this bathroom, simply throw loose stones in a chic bowl or clear vase to score the feel.