The Winds of Change

Tue 07 2010

Delineating the closet and vanity areas are unique dresser,vanities that float above cantilevered curved bench seats. Apothecary-style medicine cabinet drawers are on either side of the sink for convenient storage. The open shower is detailed with vertical handmade mosaic and porcelain tiles, contrasting the organic pebble shower floor. Scott and Sandra Gjesdahl


Natural outdoor beauty and contemporary architectural lines would bring about a progressive imaginative room to fulfill the homeowner’s penchant for urban design. A roomy tumbled slate and glass tile enclosure establishes a metropolitan appeal balanced by rustic details, such as an oxidized steel support bar. Lori Carroll

Elegance for Two

Mon 07 2010

A freestanding quarter-sawn island centered in the room matches the quartered oak double doors and offers continuity moving into the room.  The shower and toilet area were placed on a diagonal to soften the space. An antique-style freestanding tub with period faucets was nestled into a 7-window alcove for a lovely focal point. This bath creates a luxurious space for husband and wife. Peter Ross Salerno

A Lady’s Retreat

Mon 07 2010

A bidet and soaking tub with contemporary fixtures and fittings added to the contemporary flair of the home. A long double sink Pullman was replaced with a single one to allow space for the bidet, placed adjacent to the toilet. A subtle decorative element was created through iridescent glass mosaic tiles vertically dividing the mirror behind the sink. Cheryl Hamilton-Gray.

A Bath for All Ages

Fri 07 2010

A clean modern appearance was achieved by introducing angles and a linear tile layout. An asymmetrical soaking tub is reflected in angle by the shower seat. The contrasting effects of 2’x 2′ tiles versus micro-tiles and engineered stone versus granite helped convey a spa-like environment. Overall taupe and beige with the opposing honed black granite and carbon porcelain tiles bring interest in color to a neutral space. Jan E. Regis

The challenge for this single downstairs bath was to incorporate durability. Glass mosaic tiles wrap a portion of wall, which was furrowed six inches to accommodate cast iron pipes and still allow for the use of a ll-mounted faucet. Cherry cabinets and weathered copper fixtures tie this bath into the traditional styling of the old home. A granite vessel sink, mosaic tiles, and contemporary light fixtures give eclectic balance to the space. Cheryl Kees Clendenon

Captain’s Quarters

Fri 07 2010

This new pool bath is fit  with the elegance of an old-time sailing vessel. The glossy wood paneling and oiled teak vanity exude warmth highlighted by period-style lighting. The blue green glass vessel sink and ship’s wheel handles of a wall mount faucet are accents to the wood-dominant room. Wood and brass are the compatible companions to give this client’s pool bathroom a distinct personality. Cheryl Kees Clendenon