01 Apr Transforming a 1980s Master Bath into a Rustic Contemporary Spa Retreat
GOGO Design Group recently shared an amazing experience with a Northbrook, Illinois client who dreamed of creating her own personal Spa Retreat. After sharing her inspiration photos featuring monochromatic, contemporary interiors punctuated by subtle rustic elements, we defined her Spa Bath Vision as Rustic Contemporary, a design style that blended perfectly with the rest of her exquisitely tranquil home. This vision served as our guiding light throughout the design process, built upon the strategy to combine unique reclaimed rustic elements with contemporary plumbing fixtures and vanities along with large-scale limestone tile.
Our mission was to create a light and airy space that evoked serenity and harmony. Raising the ceiling two feet allowed us to install 200-year-old refined barn beams from Heritage Beam and Board in Wisconsin. We turned to Mark Eric Benner of MEBArchitects Inc. to create the rendering to help our client visualize our design plan.
Symmetry Rules for Tranquility
Maintaining symmetry enhances tranquility in a space. Centering the magnificent soaking tub in the window was a given, and the symmetry of the room flowed from there. The glass walls on either side of the soaking tub allowed natural light to flow through the room and to define the different zones of the bath. Our wonderful and patient Builder, Vio Filip of Servio Pro worked closely with us, as we resolved each challenge with love and joy for ultimately bringing our client’s dream spa master bath to life.
Custom Designed Metal Framed Glass Partition Walls Fulfill their Purpose
A narrow glass partition wall extends down to the floor and echoes the other side of the room where the shower is located. We placed a few of the client’s collected treasures alongside towels on extra thick, clear glass shelves that accentuate the contemporary, light and airy feel to the room.
Rejuvenated Vanity Area – Form Follows Function
Floating, rift-cut oak cabinets evoke even more open space over the large-scale pewter limestone tile that flows into the shower. We selected simple lined iron wall sconces to lend a repeating, refined rustic element to the otherwise contemporary vanity area. Honed quartz countertops that are stain resistant coordinate beautifully with the stone tile. An exact arrangement is located on the other side of the room for the man of the house.