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"Now my clients can watch the news while getting ready for the day, or they can watch a movie while lounging in the tub," she says. The vanity wall also features three original windows, two of which are fully functional. "We couldn't move any windows because of the home's historical status," she says, "so we had to work around them." The functioning windows above each sink are also faced with a mirror. "The mirror is attached to the shutter," she explains. "And behind the shutter is the actual window." BATH AND SHOWER AMENITIES On the opposite side of the bathroom, Huddleston incorporated bathing and show- ering amenities, positioning them symmetri- cally across from the vanity and centered on a window. The spacious, two-person shower features easy access via frameless doors at each end as well as his/her wall-mounted, hand-held show- erheads and his/her recessed niches. A fog-free mirror, rainhead showerhead and curved bench – crafted from Calacatta Gold Borghini marble to match the vanity top – are centrally located within the shower. Huddleston used honed Calacatta marble on the walls, complementing the large-format, 12"x24" wall tiles with Calacatta Radiance hex mosaic tiles in a honed finish on the shower floor. The designer repeated the honed Calacatta marble on the bathroom floor, adding radiant heat for comfort on cool days. A 4" band of Mother of Pearl serves as an accent border on the floor. Set 12" from the baseboards, it runs the perimeter of the room, taking a short jaunt to outline the tub. Gloss white beadboard on the ceiling complements the white floor and two antique chandeliers that hover above. A small table and floor mirror – both of which were selected by Baker – provide a place for applying makeup. Their dark finish con- trasts against the lighter elements within the space while echoing some of the darker hues found in the bricks. A chaise lounge chair and petite side table provide balance on the opposite side of the room. To help minimize the sense of vastness, Huddleston included a free-standing soaking tub that takes center stage in front of the shower. The straight lines in its rectangular shape con- trast with the curved lines of the waterjet stone mosaic tile in the accent wall behind it. "It's a very intricate pattern that is absolutely stunning," says the designer in reference to the New Ravenna Atticus tile that features honed Calacatta marble with accents of polished Thassos marble and shells. A unique feature of the tub is its fill, which is actually located in the ceiling. "To fill the tub, my clients turn on the water at the fixture on the wall and the water falls from the ceiling," she says, noting the inclusion of a hand shower at the tub for convenience. "I loved working with these clients because they were so receptive to non- conventional ideas, such as the tub fill. It was something they were excited about for their new master bathroom." ▪ Tearing down walls exposed the stunning, original brick that comprises the fireplaces and covers the walls from floor to ceiling on three sides. The functioning windows above each sink are also faced with a mirror that is attached to the shutter. The shower features easy access via frameless doors at each end as well as his/her wall-mounted, hand-held showerheads and his/her recessed niches. A free-standing soaking tub was placed in the center of the room in front of the shower. A unique feature is its fill, which is located in the ceiling. A small table and floor mirror provide a place for applying makeup. Photos: Kim Graham, Kim Graham Photography Photo: Heidi Huddleston 36 Kitchen & Bath Design News • September 2018 PROJECT CASE STUDY SPOTLIGHT ON CREATIVE, PROBLEM-SOLVING KITCHENS AND BATHS

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