KBB - June/July 2009 - (Page 40)

Grand Master In this bath, architectural details and lighting reveal scale By Christina Trauthwein A 40 A great space starts with a great design. And this master bath in Holmdel, NJ, is no exception. However, in the case of this space, the great design started with great products. Maybe this is not the typical evolution of a project where the client shares his or her dream with the designer, the designer turns that dream into a vision and they, together, select products to make the vision a reality. But then again, this is not your typical bathroom. Boasting almost 500 sq. ft. of pure bath heaven and a ceiling that, at its peak, soars to 16 ft., the room’s starting point was the products. And a page from a magazine. As any editor will tell you, it’s always encouraging and gratifying when designers say that their client found an idea or product in a magazine and showed it to them for inspiration. Mission accomplished. And sure enough, as Shannon John Mery, of NJ-based Denizen Design, explained, “Basically, the homeowner saw a toilet and bidet in a design publication, ripped out the page and definitively said, ‘I want these.’ They were the catalyst for the entire bathroom and the entire design.” The fluid form and clean lines of the aforesaid pair made them instant must-haves for Mery’s client, representing not only her taste in product, but also her personal style. “The client loves the organic aesthetic, a sleek look and a neutral palette,” said Mery, who also worked on other rooms in the house. “We started with the toilet and bidet, went on to custom create a white tile, selected the sinks and continued down the product path. It was all very quick.” Mery designed the whole bathroom in about a month. “We picked out everything, ordered everything, got it all going and finished in time for the arrival of the client’s second child. It was remarkable—truly crunch time—and in fourteen weeks, from start to finish, it all got done.” The baby arrived, and the bathroom, which is adjacent to a large, octagonal nursery, was new and clean. Just what the client wanted. Like the master bath, the entire 8,000-sq.-ft. house is highly architectural in nature, where articulated forms define each room. Thoughtful placement and seamless integration of product let the shape and size of the bath prevail so that function—after all, it is a bathroom—does not interrupt flow. + K BB June/July July 2004 2009 / www.kbbonline.com / The Official Sponsor of K/BIS www.kbis.com http://www.kbbonline.com http://www.kbis.com

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