Photography by Philip Innes Productions
Complete with everything from bathtubs to open-air showers, these luxurious bathrooms provide a luxurious retreat in Westchester.
Written by Gina Valentino with Gina A. Butterfield
Jay Levy Architecture
When Jay Levy from Jay Levy Architecture (JLA) was exploited to transform a contemporary but circa 1980s bathroom in Bedford for a client who loved the mountaintop views in the house and the large number of windows but not the old basic bathroom, the view alignment developed very quickly.
The client collecting artwork wanted a space as open as possible, with a gallery-like feel, and was excited about the experience. Levy, who is also an accomplished fine art painter and sculptor, took advantage of the opportunity to play with light and space while thinking outside the box.
He decided to place the bathroom in what was originally a separate sauna and jacuzzi room, lined with cedar cedar, which had the feel of an old cabin. The entire previous bathroom had been relegated to the area that contained the vanity, “but we wanted to take advantage of the entire space,” says Levy.
Placing the custom bathtub (built in a Caesarstone quartz box) in the middle of the room instantly made the space more dramatic.
The glass partition that surrounds one side of the bathroom performs a triple act by reversing the picture window and separating the open shower while allowing the light to flow unobstructed. “We definitely felt like we were taking a risk,” Levy says.
In the shower niche, giant Caesarstone slabs (in the concrete family) provide contrast, with taller, more textured Porcellanosa tiles mimicking gray tweed or grass cloth. In order to preserve the texture of the layers, Venetian plaster was used in place of the painted walls.
The multi-textured neutrals are balanced by both the warm mature wood on the outside (visible through the picture window) and the fibrous walnut used in the floating vanity. The ambiance is complemented by a walnut cabinet wall with a sliding door that leads to outdoor entertaining spaces. Cleverly placed lighting lightens any weight in materials and brings an ethereal quality to the space.
The bathroom now flows seamlessly into the rest of the house with its polished concrete floors and a play of light and space. “It’s as complete and luxurious as anywhere in this home,” says Levy.
Constance Hall Design
Owners of this simple But the elegant pigeons are a young couple: the husband is British; The wife is Italian, so “they have a modern European sensibility,” explains designer Constance Hall.
“The bathroom was originally an ’80s nightmare, entirely clad in green marble, with a giant jetted bathtub filling the corner of the bathroom,” says Hall, who has her eponymous design firm in Chappaqua.
With the help of an architect, she adds, they divided the two spaces and created “a sanctuary in the bathtub room, with a unique arched entrance. The layout was chosen so that the wife could enjoy a leisurely soak and look out the window into her garden and woodland,” the designer explains. “The shape of the slippers for the Victoria and Albert pool appealed to her desire for a feminine spa environment.” To complement the quiet wife’s area in the master bathroom, a steam shower and heated husband’s towel rails have been installed, intended for relaxing after exercise.
While the room’s color palette is soft and relaxing, Hall deployed an accent color in the form of light fixtures, as the homeowners wanted to include a splash of their favorite color. “When I saw those lighting fixtures, I knew it was the perfect accent,” says Hall.
Kristen Wetzel Design
Created for the Pleasantville homeowner who loves the indulgent Soak, this basic bathroom is full of luxury but not overstated. This was an out-of-the-box project, says Kristen Wetzel of her eponymous company, with the team sharing that the master sitting room added the custom gold leaf bathtub. She explains the flooring selection: “Laminate flooring uses an 18th-century Japanese technique that preserves wood by charring with fire, creating a unique color and texture.” The fireplace, which is original to the house and dates back to the 19th century, creates a wonderful backdrop. A double floating vanity and an oversized shower create a spa-like sanctuary. “The goal was to create a stylish and livable basic collection, and my clients couldn’t be happier,” the designer shares.
Kimoy Studios & Ana Claudia Design Studio, Inc
For new owners of this home who have been searching To update the ’80s Renault, John I. Kim of Kimoy Studios and Ana Claudia Schultz of Ana Claudia Design Studio, Inc. collaborated. To create a sophisticated bathroom with a checkered color palette. “Throughout the renovation, we applied modern design principles with details that pay homage to the home’s colonial bones,” says Kim.
In the basic bathroom, they removed the unused dark sauna and were able to create an expansive bathroom with a large two-person shower, water closet and freestanding bathtub.
“Our design replaced the ’80s specs of mirrored, Formica, and tiled walls for a mid-century-inspired design, using a subtle, natural palette for teak cabinetry, marble counters, and walls with brass fixtures as accents,” Kim explains, adding that “glass doors were used to maintain a feeling of openness throughout. , while the dark film provided the necessary privacy.”
While homeowners love magic An original detail of the Larchmont home, they sought a modern design that included an updated core collection. “We wanted to provide a more functional use of the space, completely rearranging the areas in the bedroom and expanding the bathroom,” says Erin Koren of Curated Nest Interiors. “The master suite was a complete redesign of how we plan the spaces. We channeled our interior language abilities and modified the flow of the room by expanding bathroom, adding a second closet, and making the previous wardrobe into an office space with beautiful natural light.
She continues, “Being an older home, the bathroom consisted of a dark shower stall and one dressing table. By expanding and rotating the bathroom settings, we were able to create a double vanity, better flow in the bedroom, and more interior space in the bathroom.”
Coren and fellow master Lina Galvão chose natural tones in the bathroom while emphasizing contrast by adding a black iron shower door and black mirrors.
The shower tiles and floor tiles, from Tile Bar, and the hardware and faucet from Kohler were carefully selected. “The shower wall tiles were arranged vertically, to make the ceiling appear taller; the shapes were the focus on the floor, with triangles of different sizes,” says Corinne. “The custom light fixture from Lucent Lightshop expands over both sinks, giving the custom walnut look, by Walnut, a unifying focal point.”
Sage and ginger
For customers moving from Manhattan Wanting to build their dream home, Sage & Ginger’s Emily Foreman helped design the new building. “After being in town, the homeowners really wanted a large, luxurious spa oasis from their bathroom,” says Foreman. “This resulted in a clean, neutral color palette and a spacious design.”
Foreman explains that the goal was to promote a sense of calm in the oasis: “We didn’t want it to feel too busy or crowded, but we still needed a space to feel special.” To do this, focus on the subtleties.
“We tiled the walls, to add depth and detail, while still maintaining a sense of cleanliness. We laid tiles on the floor, in a herringbone pattern, as an eye-catching detail. The custom light gray vanity tops a built-in quartz counter. Quartz is durable, and the extra thickness is one of the luxurious details,” says Foreman. other”.
For the seating area, the designer incorporated a furry chair, for texture, an element she describes as an “organic and playful accent.”
Crystal chandeliers and crystal chandeliers add sparkle, brilliance and radiance to the room. “It’s very special and unexpected,” says the founder of the New Canaan-based design firm. “Linear drains in the shower and square fixtures create a modern ambiance reminiscent of a luxury spa.”
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