For the master bathroom, Stiving-Nichols chose a soothing palette and natural elements to create a tranquil spot. “The look for this bath is sleek and modern,” she notes. She started by selecting an Oasis Blue marble and introducing it in various sizes and finishes. A 12-inch-by-24-inch tile with a honed finish was used on the floors, then a flamed finish of the same stone was introduced on the walls. “Stone is an appropriate material for a bathroom because it can stand up to the high humidity,” notes Stiving-Nichols. Above the mirror, a three-eighths-inch mosaic of the same Oasis Blue stone in a tumbled finish creates a decorative element that aligns with the windows. The vertical mullions of the windows are repeated in the vertical grooves in the touch-latch vanity doors. The vanity is topped with recycled glass that when formed into a slab offers a subtle rippled texture—creating the feeling of water. “The shower doors are also a frosted glass, furthering the use of different textures among like materials,” the designer says.
The wall-mounted nickel finished faucets have a simple, utilitarian look. The soaking tub is a freestanding oval porcelain tub by Waterworks. The wall of windows at the far end of the room overlook breathtaking views of the landscape and the water beyond. “From the tub, you can see ferries come and go in the distance,” says Stiving-Nichols. “Motorized shades come down for privacy when needed.” His and hers porcelain sinks by Lacava mimic the oval tub shape.
“The lighting was a design challenge because the ceilings are so high,” says Stiving-Nichols, who chose pendants by Bocci that are made of several leaded glass balls each with a small LED bulb. The same lights are found on the drop ceiling above the tub. A similar small sconce mounted next to the tub evokes the feeling of candlelight. Stiving-Nichols painted the top of the room in Wind’s Breath by Benjamin Moore. With a few interesting materials and accessories, a serene and soothing master bath is easily within reach.
Nancy Berry is a freelance writer and frequent contributor to Cape Cod Home.
She lives in Yarmouthport.
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