- After moving from South Africa to Atlanta, these homeowners redesigned their bathroom to bring a bit of their former country into their new home. The look was achieved by sticking to a simple and natural palette of stone,
wood, and metal. Their redesign resulted in an organic and
natural-looking master bath that evokes the feeling of a luxurious
five-star lodge at a South African game reserve.
- Set between the private toilet compartment and the shower,
a ladder functions as a towel rack and also complements the organic
environment of this exotic master bath. The ladder is the perfect way to
bring in a simple and functional accent piece. Large travertine tiles
on the floor and wall create a unified design in this master bath.
- Placing the chiseled-marble tub in front of a bay window creates an instant focal point in this bathroom. In order to install the 1,200-pound tub, the windows
were removed and a steel support beam was added. The bay window sets
the tub in the perfect place for natural light and outside views. The
zebra-pattern rug adds to the African design inspiration.
- The 10-foot trough sink in the
master bath is made of engineered quartz and was designed to resemble
the water basins found at safari camps. Above the vanity, a recessed medicine cabinet in a dark walnut finish falls in line with the streamlined look of the bathroom.
- To add sleek style without detracting from the safari theme, single-lever brushed-nickel faucets are used in the master bath. Brushed-nickel finishes are easy to clean and resist smudges and water spots.
- Playing up organic tones that
complement the natural world outside was the inspiration behind this
master bath makeover. The open and sophisticated master bathroom boasts beautiful natural views of dark Douglas fir trees growing right outside the window. The exposed beams used in the bathroom create an organic connection to the trees. Large windows over the tub maximize the beautiful views and can swing open easily to let in fresh breezes.
- Bringing natural light into the bathroom was one of the key design changes in making over this master bath. Opaque
glass panels now run the length of the room. These panels let light
from the south-facing front of the house into the back of the house. The
glass also reflects the natural light that enters from the windows over
the tub, making the room feel large and open. A custom cross-checked
quartersawn-maple vanity cabinet provides ample storage.
- The bathroom
makeover features an above-counter sink that rests upon creamy Thassos
marble. The marble is tumbled, not polished, giving it a softer, more
natural look that fits the theme of the master bath. Subtle quartz
flecks in the Thassos marble capture the sunlight streaming through the windows, creating a shimmering effect.
- The 6-foot-long white tub in this master bathroom sits 10 inches above the floor on a deck made of recycled wood.
The deck adds to the natural and woodsy feel of this treetop-inspired
bathroom. The deck also provides a nonslip surface for getting in and
out of the tub and is a convenient place to put towels and other bath
- With natural light serving as a major focal point in this bathroom makeover, finding the right light fixtures
to complement the natural light was key. Above the vanity, these simple
pendant lights with ribbed-glass shades sparkle in the sunlight and
illuminate the bathroom with a soft glow in the evening.
- East Coast meets West Coast in this waterfront bathroom
makeover. Blending the classic Cape Cod style and casual California
feel resulted in this bright, beautiful, classic, and comfortable
bathroom. A soft color scheme mixed with bright white cabinetry and vintage fixtures
adds to the classic feel. The bathroom was gutted and replaced with
freestanding pieces to make the space look larger. The wooden vanity is
painted white and topped with Carrara marble. Twin sinks, ample counter
space, and storage underneath make the piece both stylish and
- A deep soaking tub is located in an alcove at one end of the bathroom. Surrounded by natural light from a skylight and the two windows
overlooking the beach, the tub is the focal point of the room. The
alcove gives the tub its own space and helps create a relaxing
atmosphere in this long, narrow bathroom.
- The vintage style of the fixtures used in this beach-inspired bathroom
gives it a classic, old-fashioned feel. The deep soaking tub features
polished-nickel fixtures. A band of shimmering jewel-tone mosaic
tiles adds a playful spot of color. It also defines the white subway
tile on the bottom portion of the bathroom walls from the sea-green
paint on the upper walls.
- The light beach-inspired color scheme opens up this narrow bathroom. This makeover also includes some hotel-style luxuries, such as radiant heat
in the floors, a private toilet compartment located next to the shower,
and a heated towel rack that ensures quick-drying towels -- a must for
humid beach locations.
- A dressing area attached to the bathroom continues the same clean and soothing ocean color scheme from the main part of the bathroom, but black-walnut flooring visibly separates the area. Keeping the color palette
the same allows the room to function as a whole, but changing the
flooring gives the dressing area its own space within the bathroom.