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Contemporary Master Bathroom

Every day is a spa day in this transcendent contemporary master bath. Centering the soothing soaking tub in the window-lined bay maximizes the views of the surrounding landscape, reinforcing the illusion of bathing in the trees. A pale color palette for cabinetry and stone creates a restful, serene environment. The asymmetrically balanced space is anchored by a makeup area to the left which aligns with a tall linen storage cabinet to the right. Dolomite tiles and slabs were hand-picked to ensure the quietest possible patterning. The sum of all these parts is a tranquil, harmonious flow.

Soaking Tub in Contemporary Master Bathroom

Soft Finishes

The design team selected laminate with a wood-look matte washed oak finish for its gentle texture. Full-height flat panel doors conceal convenient storage pull-outs so not to interrupt the clean vertical lines with drawers. The horizontal orientation of the wood grain helps direct the eye around the spacious room. Brushed faucets complement the other light tones, while dark handles provide a touch of contrast. Placed horizontally, they repeat the horizontal wood grain and echo the black iron horizontal framing on the windows.

Contemporary Master Bathroom Vanity

Perfect Preparation

Who wouldn’t want to get ready for the day at this enviable makeup area? The windowed bay is flooded with flattering natural light on even the gloomiest morning. And when there’s also beautiful scenery to greet you, peacefulness reigns. The potted plant brings the outdoor greenery in and further envelops the owners in nature. Take a deep breath – this bathroom exemplifies stress reduction at its best.

Contemporary Master Bathroom Makeup Vanity & Soaking Tub

Showered In Luxury

An expansive shower clad entirely in stone contains ample bench seating that encourages lingering. With an unobstructed view of the windows and trees, this morning ritual always feels airy and bright. The shower wall consists of sink and makeup vanities, separated by a wing wall. While the sink section utilizes practical tri-view medicine cabinets with LED down-lights to illuminate the countertop, the make-up area boasts a curvaceous mirror recessed into a dark wood lipped frame to enhance the organic ambiance. Namaste.

Contemporary Master Bathroom - Vanities and Spa-Like Shower

Designed by Bilotta's RitaLuisa Garcés with Scott Hirshson of Hirshson Architecture + Design featuring Bilotta cabinetry.

Photography by Stefan Radtke.

Post written by Paulette Gambacorta.

About the Project

This master bath project was a collaboration between Senior Designer RitaLuisa Garcés of Bilotta Kitchens of NY and Scott Hirshson, AIA of Hirshson Architecture + Designs.  The client had two primary objectives. First and foremost, they wanted a calm, serene environment, balancing clean lines with quiet stone and soft colored cabinets. The design team opted for a washed oak, wood-like laminate in a flat panel with a horizontal grain, a softer palette than plain white yet still as warm and inviting. Secondly, since they regularly used their bathtub, the most important selection was the soaking tub and positioning it to maximize the space and view to the surrounding trees. With the windows surrounding the tub, the peacefulness of the outside really envelops you in to further emphasize the spa-like environment. For the sinks and faucetry the team opted a brushed finish to not overpower the soft, matte finish of the cabinetry. For the hardware from Du Verre, they selected a dark finish to complement the black iron window frames (which is repeated throughout the house) and then continued that color in the decorative light fixtures. For the countertops and flooring Rita and Scott met with Artistic Tile to control the variability of the Dolomite lot for both the cut stone and slab materials.

In 2018, this project was a first place winner for Best Contemporary Bath in Westchester HOME Magazine's Home Design Awards.

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