At The Portland Group, we pride ourselves on not only having seven beautiful retail showrooms but having stunning products that fit into every lifestyle and price point. Every month we challenge an associate from one of the Splash/Spritzo showrooms or Portland Group locations to design a space at a specific price point, with an assigned design style.
Are they up to the challenge? You’ll have to keep reading to find out.
The Mission: Design a traditional master bathroom with an $8,000 budget.
The Agent: Jerry Lawler, Sales/Design Consultant
No matter the budget, your master bathroom should be your own personal oasis. Incorporating timeless clean-lines and welcoming hues of traditional design is a perfect match for a relaxing space. For this month’s challenge, Jerry designed a beautiful traditional master bathroom under $8,000. Let’s see what he picked…
The Crosswater Waldorf Double Basin Console is a great option for an elegant design within a limited space and the Belgravia Low Spout Faucet has a unique traditional silhouette that fits in perfectly. These were paired with the Robern 20”x30” medicine cabinet, which has plenty of functional storage and a beautiful beveled edge.
Having Hudson Lighting Keswick sconces on either side of both mirrors gives direct lighting to the face which is more useful for getting ready than overhead lighting which casts shadows on the face.
Tub & Shower
The Crosswater Belgravia 2000 Crosshead shower valve and trim offers the luxury of a thermostatic shower and allows the use of two functions at the same time with individual volume control.
Jerry mounted the Kohler Bancroft hand shower on a Jaclo safety bar that doubles as a slide bar. This provides something to hold onto while getting in and out of the shower as well as the ability to position the hand shower high enough to shower without getting your hair wet or low enough to massage your lower back. This layout gives maximum function without cluttering the look of the shower.
The Kohler Bancroft shower head and hand shower offer a multifunctional shower experience from pulsating massage to full coverage silk spray, providing a spa-like shower experience.
The Kohler Kathryn toilet has a design that mimics both the legs on the vanity console and the shower valve trim.
To finish off this traditional design, Jerry added the toilet paper holder, towel rings, and double robe hook from the Crosswater Belgravia line.
Crosswater Waldorf 59” double sink – white
Crosswater Waldorf 59” double basin console legs -polished chrome
Kim Valente, founder and principal
designer at Brick + Beam Studio, specializes in creating
traditional New England spaces with an unexpected modern twist. After visiting
the Spritzo Providence showroom, we got to see how she achieves her designs first-hand. For her Traditional with a Twist Master Bathroom, Kim carefully selected pieces with traditional shapes, but opted for modern materials.
The custom vanity is the standout piece in the bathroom, as it truly captures the essence of the room’s design. While the shape of the vanity is undeniably traditional, the use of acrylic and unlacquered brass gives it a modern flair. For the top of the vanity, Kim chose the Stone Forest Vintage Washbasin in Carrara marble. She paired it with Palmer Industry’s acrylic vanity legs with a tapered foot in unlacquered brass. For the sink’s faucet, she selected the Sigma 2700 series faucet with Tremont handles, also finished in unlacquered brass. Above the vanity is the Uttermost Brayden mirror, which is flanked by two Hudson Valley Islip sconces in aged brass. Both the mirror and the sconces are refined versions of timeless classics.
Since unlacquered brass against marble looked stunning on the vanity, Kim selected The Tile Shop’s Hampton Carrara Polished Marble tile for the shower walls and Sigma’s Butler Mill exposed thermostatic shower set with cross handles, in the same unlacquered brass, as the faucet. For the floor tiles, she chose The Tile Shop’s Hampton Tumbled Niles Marble Mosaic tile. The subtle color palette of the floor is striking against the modern floral wallpaper. York Wallcovering’s Flourish wallpaper in magenta has stunning plum accents that pop against the brass, which prompted Kim to select Sigma’s Butler Mill floor-mount telephone tub filler with Tremont handles in unlacquered brass.
The Kohler Memoirs freestanding bathtub and Kallista Kennebec toilet are both classic pieces finished in white that would be found in any traditionally-styled bathroom. To bring back the modern twist, Kim added in two pieces of abstract artwork she selected off of Minted – Indigo Ink in cochineal and Softly Layered in eggplant. Both pieces of art also have plum colors and are framed in matte brass. All of the bathroom’s accessories – a towel ring, towel bar, and toilet paper holder – are all from the Sigma series 18 collection in unlacquered brass. The contrast of modern and traditional design cultivates the perfect ambiance in this master bathroom.
A huge thank you to Kim for a fantastic Inspiration Board. To see more of her lovely work, follow her on Instagram at @brickandbeamstudio and at www.brickandbeamstudio.com, and be on the lookout for more Designer Inspiration Boards!