Bev Adams, CMKBD, Personal Bathroom Featured in April 2012 Issue of Colorado Homes and Lifestyles
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“It is very different to design your own bath,” says Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer Bev Adams, owner of Denver-based Interior Intuitions. “When I became the client, I had to narrow down my selections and focus on the things I really wanted to have.” At the top of her list? More space. Adams sacrificed a third bedroom in her Centennial home to make way for the timeless, elegant en suite bathroom she envisioned after years of navigating a tiny space.
She swathed her new master bath in classic marble—slabs of Venatino marble on the countertops, shower surround and walls; 18-inch statuary marble tiles on the floor; and an inlay of Thassos marble mosaics in the double shower. Custom cabinets from her own Intuitions line incorporate traditional details and subtly repeat the marble colorations in the finish, a pewter glaze over white painted wood. Dark blue walls (painted in Storm by Sherwin Williams) further pick up the tone of the marble veining and contrast with the light colors and punch of bright pink in Jonathan Franc’s Peony Chair from Phoebe Marsh, covered in Cassaro’s Cinzia fabric in Candy.
Natural light spills into the 11-by-12-foot room and bounces off sparkling glass, chrome and crystal elements that repeat throughout the space. “Lighting is really important,” says Adams, who layered recessed ceiling fixtures with shimmering Schonbek crystal sconces and added mirrors to the upper cabinet doors. “The two walls of mirrors make the room look much bigger than it is,” she says.
Pampering amenities include a bidet, customized storage, heated flooring, Hansgrohe thermostatic shower valves and Grohe Freehander double shower heads that pull down as a body spray.
“The beauty of this room is the materials,” Adams says. “That’s what makes people want to spend time in a bathroom. This bathroom is peaceful, calm and relaxing—and everything I wanted.”