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Bathed in Beauty

You can’t help but feel pretty in this bath with its soft edges, sophisticated glamour, elegant appointments, and romantic overtones.


This Italian-inspired renovation of this master bath resulted from a thoughtful collaboration between interior designer Jan Ware and architect David Blackmon. “One of our goals was to create a clear division between the dressing area and the wet area,” says Jan. The duo accomplished this with an arch that visually separates the two spaces while maintaining a sense of openness. The deep soaking tub serves as the focal point on one end. Above the freestanding tub, subtle color comes through in the artwork by French artist Claude Garache. Gilded accents and gauzy window treatments add to the sophisticated, romantic appeal.

Why we love it

1. UNLACQUERED BRASS Jan chose the understated beauty of unlacquered brass for the fixtures in the bathroom. To complement the finish, she added gilded touches as seen in the light fixtures, mirrors, cabinet hardware, and even the petite, easy-to-move side table next to the tub. 

2. ELEGANT LIGHTING A gilded iron-and-glass sconce in the shape of a palm frond offers ambient lighting next to the tub. The curvaceous fixture from Niermann Weeks brings a touch of high style and vintage Hollywood glamour to the room. 

3. TEXTURE Antiqued mirrors take the place of clear glass to fill custom cabinet doors offering Old World appeal while hiding personal items from daily view. Fluted cabinet fronts on custom vanities introduce modern styling. 


Interior designer: Jan Ware janwaredesigns.com Architect: David Blackmon blackmonrogers.com Custom cabinets: Daniel Whitsett, Paintworks Design Studio paintworksdesignstudio.com Tile: Finishes & Fixtures finishesandfixtures.com Hardware: Architectural Heritage Supply architecturalheritage.com Triton Stone Group Paint color: Huntington White by Benjamin Moore benjaminmoore.com

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