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AUG 2018

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Dramatic Detail LORI CARROLL (pictured) and ALEXANDER M. BURCH Lori Carroll & Associates, Tucson, AZ Striking texture is the main focus of this Marana, AZ guest powder room by Lori Carroll and Alexander M. Burch of Lori Carroll & Associates. The clients requested an exciting design that would still be easy to maintain and welcoming to visiting family and friends. The custom vanity, locally crafted by Stone River Studios, features chisel-textured cabinetry and edges, complemented by a porcelain tile back- splash with a weathered copper effect. An artisan pottery-in- spired sink basin from Kohler's Derring collection provides addi- tional visual interest. A warm neutral wall tone and lighter wood surfaces create harmony between the many textures and give the space a tranquil, inviting atmosphere. Unique architectural details lend a sense of decadence to the room. An elegantly curved soffit was constructed over the vanity in order to house lighting elements and provide a unique, dra- matic focal point, mirrored by the shape of the countertop. Open shelving under the counter provides both storage and a visual balance for the otherwise heavy vanity. Unique and Architectural MICHELLE ROHRER-LAUER Michelle's Interiors, Grayslake, IL One of this powder room's most fascinating architec- tural elements also presented some of its greatest design challenges for designer Michelle Roher- Lauer of Michelle's Interiors. The room is nestled beneath the curved main staircase, creating a uniquely long space with a ceiling formed by the underside of the stairs. While the exposed staircase – finished above and below with antique French farmhouse planks – is certainly striking, it does lower the ceiling height. A seven-foot floating vanity gives the room an open feel, and the vanity's vertically striated metal band creates a visual contrast with the space's length. Under-vanity lighting provides additional illumination for evening. The homeowners enjoy materials with an historic, luxurious feel, but also wanted a modern, clean look to suit their casual lifestyle. Textured ceramic backsplash tile from Ann Sacks' Kelly Wearstler Tableau collection creates a bold focal point to comple- ment the dramatic ceiling, while a Hydrology solid bronze vessel sink provides a sleek modern element. SILVER BRONZE Photo: Jon Mancuso Photo: Brian Gassell August 2018 • KitchenBathDesign.com 75

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