Bathroom Innovator Winners

Unexpected textures play a key role in designing beautiful baths.



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PHOTOGRAPHYs BY WILLIE COLE

Winner

AN ELEGANT MASTER BATH DOES DOUBLE DUTY FOR A FAMILY OF FIVE

When a couple with three small children wanted to transform a tiny dark bathroom into a welcoming, lived-in space infused with light, they turned to Katherine Hodge at Sage Design. By incorporating an adjoining sitting room into the design, space was doubled, allowing plenty of room for the pre-school morning rush and evening bath time.

A freestanding Waterworks tub and custom stainless-steel vanity add to the open feel of the space. “The vanity with washstand top is the defining piece in the room,” says Kathy. “My client didn’t want a boxy vanity.” Recessed niches were placed strategically around the room, and a closet was added to accommodate storage. A palette of soothing grays took cues from the rest of the house—an 1830s hunting lodge—and transitions perfectly with the homeowners’ style. Each piece in the room is consistent with the home’s color scheme: from the dark gray tub to the Afyon sugar hexagon floor tiles and even the gas fireplace with a black granite surround (not shown, but located opposite the vanity).

“This is now the bathroom that gets a ton of use,” says Kathy. “It’s beautiful and functional.”
 

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