Serene Retreats: Glamorous Touch During the recent makeover of an Alexandria home, interior designer Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey went for a bold look in the master bath. “The rest of the house is quite energetic, with lots of big colors,” she explains. “It was important that the bathroom maintain the same level of energy without feeling overwhelming.”
The room is centered on an oversized steam shower clad inside and out in richly grained Calacatta marble. The same marble plays a starring role in the floor tile, paired with contrasting London Grey marble in a glamorous Walker Zanger motif called Hollywood Grand. Cavin-Winfrey ran a white-stone border around the floor’s perimeter “to create uniformity and definition.”
Mirrored walls not only anchor the tub and twin Wood-Mode vanities but also reflect light throughout the space. Medicine cabinets are recessed into the mirrored surfaces.
On the remaining walls, striped Harlequin wallpaper forges an unexpected visual connection between the floor motif and shower tile. “Most people would say this is the opposite of Zen,” Cavin-Winfrey admits, “but the pattern plays help to balance the busyness in the marble. It’s all about the blend.” From the main space, separate his-and-her water closets lead to graceful dressing rooms for each spouse.
Cavin-Winfrey says the finished bathroom feels proportionate rather than cavernous, despite its size. “It’s a luxurious spot to have a steam shower or bath,” she says. “It’s a place to enjoy and relax.”
INTERIOR DESIGN: SHAZALYNN CAVIN-WINFREY, SCW Interiors, Alexandria, Virginia. ARCHITECTURE: STEPHANIE DIMOND, Dimond-Adams Design Architecture, Alexandria, Virginia. CABINETRY: NADIA SUBARAN, Aidan Design, Silver Spring, Maryland. CONTRACTOR: Finn Construction, Alexandria, Virginia.
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