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Slim & Trim

A vertically aligned space exudes comfort and grace

Q&A with Barbara Sallick, senior vice president of design for Waterworks,


How do you get the shower pan to be level with the floor? Doesn’t water get all over the place?

The shower pan appears to be level with the floor, but it actually drops about two inches to prevent water from spilling over. With this design, it’s important for the shower door to have a good seal, with the floor well pitched toward the drain.

Why one large, trough-like sink with two faucets, rather than double sinks?

This is a modern space, and the single sink along with the adjoining long counter is both sleek and efficient. In this particular case, the depth was defined by the reveal in the wall; mounting the fittings on the wall allows for an even slimmer visual impact. 

What are the cabinets made of? How do color and material impact the overall look of the bathroom?

The tall cabinet doors in light oak—a material that recurs throughout the house—help give the space structure and texture and also soften the look of the stone. They’re a great complement to the slight gold vein in the marble, plus they’re practical.

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