There is nothing quite like a day at the spa to make you feel like yourself again. But if setting aside time to make a trip to the spa doesn’t fit into your schedule, then you might want to consider recreating the experience right at home. The owners of these eight unbelievable master bathrooms have made sure to incorporate amenities that make them feel pampered every day.
When it comes to the master bathroom of today, tile is just as important as the sink, shower and toilet. And this Lake Magdalene master bathroom proves the point. The California modern-inspired bathroom features captivating Stonepeak Michelangelo Zebrino tile, a high-tech porcelain that mimics the look of marble. The eye-catching stripes and lines of the tile, laid in a herringbone pattern behind the soaking tub and in the nearby shower, create an alluring focal point in the space. “The rich blend of neutral tones grabs your attention and provides an interesting backdrop to the bathroom as a whole,” says interior designer Debra Ackerbloom.
RESOURCES Bathroom and interior design Debra Ackerbloom Interiors; Contractor Randall D. Schmidt; Tile Stonepeak Michelangelo Zebrino; 12×24-inch Simply Grey floor tile, Gulf Tile; Cabinetry Schlabach Custom Cabinetry; Sinks and faucets Kohler Verticyl; Grohe Eurostyle Cosmopolitan; Bathtub Wyndham collection Mermaid; Tub filler Jacuzzi; Paint Sherwin-Williams Gossamer Veil
It is all about the symmetry in this transitional bathroom in Parkland Estates. “Typically you can draw a line down the middle and you will see the exact carbon copy of what is on the left side to the right. It’s not only properly functional, but it’s really calming on the eyes,” says contractor James Ramos of Ramos Design Build.
In this case, a pair of five-foot vanities flanks the oversized shower, which is tucked right behind the soaking tub, creating a captivating focal point. The pièce de résistance is the elegant Carrara marble covering the floor and shower walls. The subtle gray and white veining bring the entire room to life.
RESOURCES Contractor Ramos Design Build; Bathroom design James Ramos; Interior designer Elizabeth Devito, Piper | Navy; Cabinetry Bremtown Cabinetry; Countertops Mystery White marble, Ramos Marble & Granite; Mirrors Ashe Glass & Mirror; Faucets and showerheads Kallista One and Raindome; Sinks Kohler Verticyl; Hardware Liberty; Tile Carrara marble; Avellino Soho Deco polished marble; Bathtub Signature Hardware 66-inch Henley; Paint Sherwin-Williams Moderne White
The gray double vanity plays nicely off the veining of the Carrara marble seen on the floor and walls of this St. Petersburg master bathroom. Vesica mullion doors flank the large vanity mirror, while rollout drawers and a hidden electrical outlet under the sinks offer additional convenience. Nickel fixtures and hardware, plus a trio of crystal chandeliers, add a touch of sparkle to the space.
RESOURCES Contractor McClure Contracting, Inc.; Cabinetry Southern Stone Cabinets; Countertops Cambria White Cliff, Granite Plus; Tile Carrara marble, ProSource; Plumbing fixtures Mirabelle Myers sinks; Moen Weymouth faucets; Victoria + Albert bathtub, Ferguson; Lighting Artcraft chandeliers, Lighting New York; Hardware Top Knobs Reeded Pull, Cobblestone Court
Pure glamour might be the best way to describe this enchanting master bathroom. Bianco Carrara marble runs halfway up the walls of the intriguing space—creating the perfect backdrop for the hexagon mosaic tile on the floor and the modern, gold and brass plumbing fixtures and lighting. “We were so excited to work with a client who was open to using gold,” says Michelle Miller. “Gold has made such a strong comeback. And the contrast between the brushed gold hardware and the gray and white marble lends itself to an elegant, timeless design that also feels very current and original.”
RESOURCES Bathroom designers Michelle Miller Design; Brooke Culliton, McCabinet; Interior designer Michelle Miller Design; Cabinetry McCabinet, Holiday Kitchens; Countertops and backsplash Princess White marble; Flooring Carrara Hexagon Mosaic; Sinks and bathtub Kohler; Plumbing fixtures Kohler Purist in Vibrant Brushed Gold; Hardware Top Knobs; Shower and wall tile Bianco Carrara marble; Lighting Robert Abbey, Jonathan Adler; Hudson Valley; Paint Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist and Chalk White; Window treatments Hunter Douglas Roller Blinds; Windows CGI dark bronze
Talk about the ultimate shower. Beautiful Calacatta Gold marble ups the drama in this St. Petersburg master bathroom. The beautiful white and gray veining creates a truly one-of-a-kind shower, while Chrysanthemum waterjet-cut Calacatta Gold from Artistic Tile was installed behind the inviting soaking tub, adding even more visual interest to the space.
RESOURCES Contractor Strobel Design Build; Interior designer EDAD Studio; Cabinetry T2theS; Countertops Calacatta Gold marble; Marble installation Artisan Tile and Stone; Faucets Dornbracht, Ferguson; Shower tile Calacatta Gold marble, Artistic Tile; Bathtub MTI Baths, Ferguson
Interior walls were removed on the second floor of this home to make way for a spacious master bathroom. Now, an oversized shower and a large jet bathtub are positioned along the outer wall, which also includes two large windows so the homeowners can enjoy the waterfront view. Noce travertine was installed from floor to ceiling along the walls of the shower and tub area. Listello mosaic tile was used for the borders and niches, adding a touch of color and shine. “The shower is large enough to avoid having a door and the clear glass allows the tile work to pop as you enter the bathroom,” says contractor Doug King.
RESOURCES Contractor and designer Doug King, King Contracting, Inc.; Cabinetry Mid Continent MacKenzie, PGT Cabinets; Countertops White Diamond granite, Alpha Granite; Sinks Alpha Granite; Faucets Mirabelle Provincetown, Ferguson; Hardware Top Knobs, King Contracting, Inc.; Shower Speakman; Mirabelle, Ferguson; Bathtub MTI, Ferguson; Tile Bertolino Noce travertine; Glazzio Modern Pyramid listello, The Carpet Store; Paint Sherwin-Williams; ProMar 200, ZfP, Inc.; Windows and doors PGT; Jeld-Wen, Tibbetts Lumber
Despite the lower ceiling and narrow footprint, the shower in this St. Petersburg bathroom couldn’t be more spacious. Complete with three different showerheads and soft Macchiato polished marble, the shower complements the surrounding environment. “The homeowners wanted plenty of storage and function in this space,” says interior designer Pamela Harvey. “We included a place for the wife to sit and do her makeup and a television so they can watch the morning news while getting ready for work.”
RESOURCES Contractor Robert Street; Bathroom designer and interior designer Pamela Harvey Interiors; Cabinetry KraftMaid in Vintage Canvas; Countertops Quartzite, Mont Krest; Sinks and faucets Kohler; Hardware Te-Ma onyx knobs; Topex brass handles; Shower and floor tile Macchiato polished marble; Paint Sherwin-Williams Simplify Beige eggshell; Vanity chair Hickory chair upholstered in Colefax and Fowler Baptista Linen and Appledore; Wall sconces Circa Lighting Etoile
The owners of this St. Petersburg bathroom were thinking big when it came to the shower. The monochromatic color scheme of the Madrid Glossy and Elegance Antracite Natural 12×24-inch porcelain tile helps to establish the modern design of the bathroom. The large format tile works well with the overall size of the shower, which includes two showerheads and plenty of space to maneuver. Other unique details include the sleek floating double vanity and crisp white quartz countertop.
RESOURCES Contractor Van Selow Design Build; Cabinetry Elmwood Cabinetry, McCabinet; Countertops Quantum Quartz Ocean White, A Plus Signature Design; Tile Madrid glossy white; Elegance Antracite natural, ProSource; Faucets Hansgrohe, Ferguson
Article appeared in Housetrends Tampa Bay – September/October 2019