Designer Tonya Olsen, principal of The Olsen Home, proved that our master bathrooms deserve a starring role with this luxurious design inside a Park City home. Here, Olsen shows us how she cleverly immerses this room in engaging style.
The side walls’ large porcelain slabs resemble marble, offering a wallet-friendly alternative to real stone. Olsen used the material’s veining to visually offset the room’s hard lines and angles. The Bedrosians porcelain marble also backs a wide niche for shampoo and soap.
To affordably get the look of stone, Olsen chose 24-by-48-inch porcelain tiles for the walls. She also favored narrow grout lines to maximize continuity of the tile.
An enclosed wet space occupies the end of the room. “It isn’t for everyone, but it functions well for people who like to go back and forth from the tub to the shower,” Olsen says.
Creativity extends to the accessories. Stephanie Holdaway and the team at Gatehouse No. 1 cleverly used a dark cutting board to serve as a bathtub caddy.
Olsen set the bottom of the makeup vanity mirror at countertop level. “You don’t want to have to look above a backsplash to see yourself while sitting,” she explains.
A cowhide rug delivers a bold geometric pattern to the room. “The rug actually accentuates the shower door’s grid pattern,” Olsen says.
Forget about small, framed mirrors. “A large single mirror visually expands the space,” the designer says. What’s more, the mirror doubles the forms and light of the two cylindrical pendants suspended in front of it.
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