Contemporary Retreat

After. The team at The Design Studio created a whole new look for this master bath that makes a dramatic before-and-after statement.

One of the hallmarks of great design is attention to detail.

That’s apparent in a master bathroom revamp by Michelle Butler and David Wilson of The Design Studio – a revitalizing remodel that makes a dramatic before-and-after statement.

After more than 12 years, their client wanted something a little splashier for the bath in their Crystal Harbour home.

The duo used a simple palette of materials to freshen and update the look: silver travertine for the flooring and walls; Caesarstone for the tub surround, shower floor and countertops; and custom wood cabinetry designed by the Design Studio and fabricated by local firm Garrison Industries.

The space is contemporary and sleek, but also warm and inviting.

“Anything Michelle and I do, we really try to create warmth with the materials,” says David. “With modern design there is always a great respect for materials and quality.”

David says the materials are not only beautiful – bringing a relaxing feel and rich character to the room – but highly functional as well. Caesarstone is resistant to stains and scratches while travertine stone is durable and easy to clean.

Texture and interest

A key design element is the textured ceiling above the shower and bath.

“The big issue was defining the wet zone, so that was the idea behind putting in the ceiling feature,” says David.

The louvre windows with plantation shutters by the infinity bath complements the textured ceiling, with adjustable lighting adding ambiance.

The Robern medicine cabinets combine style with efficient storage, and slickly hide electrical outlets in the design.

The sleek and elegant fixtures are from Dornbracht. “They are considered the Rolls Royce of plumbing fixtures,” says David. “It doesn’t get much nicer than that.”