When these homeowners met with Weldon Bowman, owner of W Design, their goal for the new master bath was to create a space that has a “hotel-esque” feel.
“We wanted it to be open and not cluttered,” say the homeowners. “And we wanted the cabinets to look like furniture.”
Working with Bowman, the couple chose Alder wood with a walnut stain for the bathroom cabinets. “We wanted it to be timeless,” they add. The layout incorporated a “his and her” vanity and were built and installed by Teel Creek Custom Cabinets in Sapulpa. Near one vanity is a tower that was designed to hold hair and personal products and look like it was also a piece of furniture sitting on the counter. Plenty of drawers provide convenient storage.
And it wasn’t just the custom cabinets that were designed to resemble furniture. “The mirrors were crafted to look like they belong above a dresser,” says Bowman. Nearby in the master closet, a custom Alder island was designed, so when the doors are open, it continues the furniture look. The classic hardware style from Pottery Barn is in a bronze finish so the room would not appear too busy.
The rich Alder cabinets are a warm contrast to the three-centimeter Roman travertine slab countertops and the 16-by-24-inch travertine tiles laid in a brick pattern on the floor. A six-foot designer Jetta tub is also surrounded by travertine.
The same material is continued in the nearly six-feet-by-six-feet walk-in shower where the arched opening was placed on an angle to keep from requiring a shower door, therefore requiring less maintenance. Tumbled travertine was selected for the floor, and the walls are a design of diagonal travertine tiles trimmed by smaller tiles. A long bench and built-in shelf are handy to store shower products.
The 11-foot coffered ceiling is detailed with large cove molding and accented by the polished chrome light fixtures from Andrews Lighting. They blend with the polished chrome faucets throughout. The area rug is from Pottery Barn.
“We focused on clean lines and minimal décor,” say the homeowners. “We didn’t want anything fussy and we have enjoyed the final result of simplicity.”