A bath by Mary Drysdale received the award for Best of Class in the Large Bath category.

Understated Luxury

Best of Class - Large Bath

American Standard tapped DC designer Mary Douglas Drysdale to design a master bath for a Minneapolis couple that would offer functional space while conveying a sense of understated luxury. The designer created a floor plan around a large, central soaking tub, further emphasized by a mirrored wall behind it displaying a starburst mirror from Baker. Custom vanities topped with Caesarstone face each other and French doors open to a recessed shower; a skylight brightens the space.

Drysdale imparted a classical sensibility through paneled walls and white Thassos marble surfaces; behind the vanities are walls of penny round marble tiles, while the water closet is clad in a marble mosaic. The WC also boasts walls lined with bookshelves, making every part of this elegant master bath alluring.

BATH & INTERIOR DESIGN: Mary Douglas Drysdale, Drysdale, Inc., Washington, DC. CONTRACTOR: Jacob Garrison, Minneapolis, Minnesota. VANITY: Custom design by Mary Douglas Drysdale. VANITY TOPS & SHOWER INTERIOR: HanStone Quartz. TUB, SINKS & FIXTURES: American Standard. MARBLE & MOSAIC TILE: Architectural Ceramics, Rockville, Maryland. DECORATIVE PAINTING: Rising Tide, Baltimore, Maryland. ARTWORK: Cross MacKenzie Gallery, Washington, DC. PHOTOGRAPHY: Earl Kendall.