A ‘beauty bar,’ marble-lined steam shower and laundry chute are a few of the amenities in this glamorous spa bathroom
These Hillsborough, California, homeowners, a couple in their late 40s who travel extensively, wanted an all-white bathroom inspired by the luxe bathrooms in the Ritz-Carlton hotels they often frequented. They were blessed with an unusually spacious 430-square-foot master bathroom, but the good news ended there. The problem, as Pacifica, California, interior designer Melina Copass of Melinamade Interiors discovered, was that the space “was poorly utilized. It had only one small wall in the center of the room with one small freestanding double vanity, an awkward zigzag shower entry and odd Mediterranean-style columns flanking the tub that didn’t go with the rest of the Tudor Revival house.”
The homeowners also wanted, and needed, much more storage. Copass’ comprehensive design not only reoriented and organized the space — adding amenities such as a “beauty bar” makeup and dressing area, steam shower and laundry chute — but also gave the large room the sense of proportion it had lacked. Copass’ use of white marble and white cabinetry established the spa-like feel she and the homeowners were after. To add visual interest, and a bit of “pop and sparkle” to the all-white palette, Copass made judicious use of mirrored cabinet fronts, mirrored mosaic tile and crystal lighting accents. “They really like that bright, fresh but glamorous feel,” Copass says.