In my world of design transitional bathroom styles are the most popular, they offer the homeowner clean fresh look and classic lines that result in a spa-like retreat against the demands of daily life and the following contest winners of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle annual Bath of the Year contest proves my point.
Personalization of this space drives the design process as the bathroom is being treated like any other room in the house. Specific finishes and design elements are chosen to reflect the style and needs of the homeowner such as a concealed morning bar, focal walls being finished in a striking stone and in one case a Phillip Jeffries horsehair wallcovering that offers “warmth, texture and sound absorption for the homeowners, who are physicians with varying sleep schedules,” according to Joel Kelly Designs.
Soaking tubs and undermount sinks, which also lends itself to the transitional and contemporary style trends are becoming the standard statement design details while other elements include customized cabinetry, inset vanities that offer a custom furniture look or frameless cabinets. The cabinet colors range from Walnut, Chelsea Gray (BM) and Shaded White.
The winning baths boast a variety of plumbing finishes from satin gold (to brighten the space), white acrylic horn pulls with polished-nickel cuffs (Matthew Quinn Collection) to dark urban finishes.
Marble is applied to both walls and countertops in a way that reflects individuality and elegance of the bath retreat. “Each client has their own story to write when it comes to what their home is supposed to look like,” Kelly says. This is true. Therefore we see marble and travertine applied to walls and flooring in unique designs that serve the overall space in a grand, luxurious way.
This team of professional designers truly honored this personal space in each of their projects with each space displaying a quiet elegance perfectly designed for the homeowner!
To view the entire gallery of spaces please visit Bath of the Year Winner at Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.