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7 Bathroom Showcase

Earlier we featured our Mediterranean inspired home in Tanglewood and their fabulous Juicy Third Floor Spa! It’s no surprise that the third floor spa isn’t the only stunning bathroom in the home. Each room has its’ own personality and style – let’s explore the looks and trends in high-end bathrooms that makes this house such a showstopper!

Bathroom #1:  Powder Bath

The art deco glamour of Old Hollywood is captured in this stunning bathroom. The plaster faux finish walls was completed by Segreto Finishes and is set off by a unique Hotel ZaZa inspired glass mosaic framed mirror. The vanity was a pre-fabricated chest of drawers modified to be used as a sink vanity, the vanity was topped with black cosmic granite and a drop-in vessel sink with black mosaic metal studs. The masculinity of the dark colors and heavy materials is balanced off by the curvinlinear lines in the arches, lighting fixtures, and vanity.

Bathroom #2:  Pool Bath

The groin-vault ceiling elevates the stonework in the ceiling and frames the vanity out perfectly! The countertop is wall hung, framed out in wood and then covered with split faced Sienna Blend Stack Stone. The wall in inset with Oceania Tess Copper Tone Blend Mosaics; the details of which you can’t see the the photos, but there are pink and blue hues which are highlighted in the stone, glass, and iridescent mosaic! The blend of textures in the mosaic between the glass and rustic materials provided the pattern that the room needed to make it interesting. Also, note the gorgeous shadow from the curvaceous lantern along the wall.

Bathroom #3:  Master Bathroom

This stunning marble bathroom is decked in both Emperador Marble as well as a white marble.  Most marble comes with fissures, or baby cracks, in it so when you receive your piece of marble inspect it carefully for hairline fractures so that it won’t break over time. The gorgeous stand alone jet tub in the room is a fantastic choice as it will require less maintenance over time; water jets, by virtue of their design, can get mold buildup in the jets. The His and Hers bathroom is divided by a 2 person shower with intricately designed interior windows. (Unfortunately they were not installed yet during the time of this photo shoot!) Every feature of this bathroom is softly lit with carefully placed crystal lighting fixtures.

Bathroom #4: The Guest Bathroom

A blend of Alkusari Stone, Travertine, and Limestone are laid out in a beautiful blend in the backsplash and flooring of this bathroom. A mosaic ribbon in both of those locations brings a focal point lit by an inlaid sconce in the mirror. By drilling a hole in the mirror and installing the sconce inside of it we were able to take the mirror wall to wall to visually add space to the room. The frameless shower door is a great addition and also adds to the illusion of added space.

Bathroom #5: The Third Floor Spa

If you haven’t already checked out our Third Floor Spa inspired bathroom, you should check it out now; we had so much to share we devoted an entire entry to it!

Bathroom #6 and #7: The Girls’ Bathrooms

These little girls bathrooms pay homage to the innocence, purity, and sweetness of little girls! The Calacatta Marble floors are reflected in the mirror-front cabinets with pink crystal knobs. The pink hues on the walls are so feminine, light, and airy and pick up the watermelon inlaid mosaics in the sink backsplash. The closets are a girls’ dream with zebra carpeting with a custom-designed wardrobe! It almost makes me want to hand over my childhood Caboodles!


Juicy Third Floor Spa

What would you put in a 13,000 square foot house? Two Tanglewood homeowners decided that they wanted to dedicate the entirety of their third floor to a fitness room, spa, and JUICE BAR. The contemporary home is an entirely new build, start to finish. This floor in particular  is inspired by Santorini, the gorgeous island in Greece.  If you’ve never been, you should schedule your trip IMMEDIATELY (it’s fabulous!).

Yes, Santorini IS as beautiful as it looks.
The mirror was backlit to give a more glamourous feel

The spa bathroom itself is one of 7 bathrooms in the house, but the feel of this bathroom is cool and contemporary. A striking Siberia Blend glass mosaic tile by Oceanside was laid vertically for a modern look and set off with a modern vessel sink. The sink rests on a custom, 8cm crystallized glass countertop by Alkusari Stone.  If you are not familiar with industry standards you should know that 8cm is really thick for a countertop as you can see in the photograph to the right! The mirror was originally designed to be framed with espresso wood, but the glass tile was so sexy that we had to incorporate the LED backlights to enhance the glamour.

The arches and carpet in this room are reminiscent of Santorini.

Attached to the spa-bathroom is a fitness room, the colors in the carpet are Santorini inspired as well. The fitness room is attached to the juice bar, outfitted with a mini-fridge perfect for water, electrolytes, juice, or perhaps some wine from Santorini to enjoy out on the sundeck, also attached to the fitness room.

More from this house will be revealed soon! Stay tuned for the reveal of the rest of this gorgeous new home.

The juice bar!

Christopher Guy, Featured Furniture Designer

Different, but Classic - Coffee Table

Christopher Guy’s website states, “a room is about a dialogue that creates an ambience out of individual elements” and in his designs he tries to promote a “conversation between traditional and contemporary.” He espouses that, “the finest and most enduring designs tend to be simple in their execution.” Truly, each piece finds a harmony between high art and simplicity – with a balance of composition in mind for each and every detail. In his collection you will find a piece that you will be able to pass down to your children and grandchildren. Don’t be mindful of the prices listed on their websitewe can get you a great (a.k.a. SIZEABLE) discount. While you are wandering through the pages, be sure to check out the artist impressions of the pieces which will display size and scale within the room.

Artists Impression of Sofa

Gorgeous Sectioned Sofa

ASID February 2010 Showrise: The Whole Cookie

Neutral walls with towering ceilings are grounded with color from the contemporary Tibetan rug and artwork along with punches of accent colors on pillows. The room is visually divided into both a sitting area and entertainment area; balance for the room is achieved by the weight of the piano which is both aesthetically pleasing as well as functional in the space. Upstairs, the Arts Institute students were creating a room specifically designed for a child with ADHD which emphasized music as a calming feature. A shadow of notes from the balcony railing spilled out into the living room creating a beautiful melody for the eyes and bringing the space. Extraneous furniture and rugs that Peggy had borrowed were brought into the master sitting area and created a palette progression into that area of the home, truly pulling the entirety of the space together.


ASID February 2010 Showrise: A Blank Canvas

View from the second floor.


The towering heights of downtown Houston is daunting to someone who hasn’t visited this fourth largest city in the nation, but to lifelong resident Peggy Hull, the bright lights of Houston were beckoning. The Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Houston Magazine, Commerce Towers, and Houston Downtown Alliance teamed up to make one of those skyscrapers shine from the inside out; and Peggy and her designers began their mission.   

Walking into the cavernous 4,000 square foot, 2 story corner unit in Commerce Towers, on sale for $1.9 million, Peggy was thrilled. A blank canvas is not what she usually gets to work with and the modern lines and floor to ceiling windows lent a clean edge to the space.   

View from the far corner of the living room.

View from the entryway into the living room.

The space of the apartment had been divided among several designers: Elizabeth Koval (master bedroom and bathroom), The Art Institute of Houston (child’s bedroom), San Jacinto College (entryway and stairwell), and Blake Woods and Laura Manchee (dining room), and Peggy Hull’s Creative Touch Interiors (kitchen and living room). The Creative Touch team took photos and measurements of their space…