A restful, neutral palette is enlivened by polished-nickel fixtures in both bathtub and sink.
A glass-and-marble cut mosaic-tile accent mural behind the tub provides a focal point.

A Touch of Luxury

NKBA Awards • BATH—Honorable Mention

The owners of a home in Havre de Grace, Maryland, wished to convert their messy hall closet into a powder room. They hired Blue Arnold of Kitchens by Request to design a small bath in the same footprint, with an emphasis on high-end finishes and luxurious style.

Arnold set the tone with walls of polished tile at either end of the tub, flanking a wall of water-jet cut glass. A glass-and-marble cut mosaic-tile accent mural behind the tub provides a focal point. Cross-cut travertine floor tiles complement the cream-hued tub and toilet, both by Kohler. The granite counter that tops the vanity extends over the toilet, lengthening the room’s sightline. A glass shower panel ensures that the decorative mural will be visible at all times, while a custom framed mirror holds sconces from Hammerton that echo the mural’s ornate, curved lines.

A restful, neutral palette is enlivened by polished-nickel fixtures in both bathtub and sink. A tassled Roman shade completes the look.

DESIGN: Blue Arnold, CKD, CBD, Perry Christian and Joy Fleet Rogan, CKD, Kitchens By Request, Jarrettsville, Maryland. CABINETRY: Custom walnut through Robern. COUNTERTOPS: Granite through Kitchens By Request. FIXTURES: Samuel Heath through Kitchens By Request. TOILET, TUB & SINK: Kohler. STONEWORK: Through Kitchens by Request. FLOORING: Travertine. PHOTOS: Perry Christian.