A Rock Steady Spa-like Retreat- a Bathroom Design Project

Inspired by the picturesque Santa Catalina Mountains of Tucson (Arizona), designer Lori Carroll took on the challenge of bringing the natural outdoor environment and rocky mountainscape into the spacious master bathroom. 

Carroll’s clients, a retired couple, requested for a ‘dream master bathroom’, complete with a steam shower, whirlpool, vanity area, and walk-in closet. The couple also wanted a contemporary design that reflected the hilly natural environment that the house was surrounded by.

The lightly tinted hardwood cabinets contrast delightfully with the worn and textured façade of the stone walls, much like how warm hues and cool textures complement each other.

Consequently, Carroll used a combination of earth-toned hues that compete against each other to stand out, yet create a flowing reflection of the rugged mountainscape as a whole. To put in more warmth to the design, Carroll painted the walls a moderate bronze, adding to the range of earth-toned shades as requested.

Carroll emphasizes on the importance of keeping the hues of every design element inclined towards earthly tones for this particular project; smooth limestone flooring pulls all the elements together.

The granite countertops create a nice focal point in the kitchen; the crystallized surface emits an ambience of natural lush beauty.

The whirlpool tub area offers a breathtaking view of the mountains, which inspired Carroll to incorporate more warm and earthly tones into her design to gently offset the cool mountainscape vibe. As such, a darker toned granite slab cradles the elegant tub.

Very often, the most gorgeous built-interior environments are further enhanced by simple, inexpensive items: vases of plants add the finishing touch to the rugged, natural splendor of this exquisite bathroom. It is no wonder that Carroll’s design is a winner of 2 ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Interior Design Awards.

Source: kbbonline.com

Article by Matthew Marin

http://www.kbbonline.com/kbb/content_display/projects/bathroom/e3i259b4cd05849fcf5420eeee305f9846a

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~ by Fine Line Pacific on May 11, 2010.

One Response to “A Rock Steady Spa-like Retreat- a Bathroom Design Project”

  1. the whirlpool tub area is absolutely awesome. i believe the view from the window is great. sigh… i wish i were there 🙂
    thanks for this posting, really inspired me.

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