“……if you are really true to yourself, and what you like, you’ll be less stressed and have more fun!”
In our current project I am primarily concerned with 3 of the 5 baths. First, the master bath; I have to get that right. Second, the Jack and Jill; due to it’s size it is going to command attention. And third, the 1/2 bath on the main floor that guests will frequent most often.
In the search for the right stone to install in the kitchen, I found so many others that I loved. After finishing the design of the kitchen with the selection of the White Macaubas for the countertop, I went back to CSI Kitchen and Bath to select cabinetry for the baths.
Although the 1/2 bath was the third priority, I knew what I wanted. Currently I often see natural cherry and to me it is contemporary sophistication. Perfect to showcase in a main floor powder room.
Refocusing on the master bath, I selected cherry again; but with a cranberry stain. I’ve always appreciated the richness in color. I chose a wall mounted or floating cabinet configuration to modernize the cranberry cherry stain that otherwise might be perceived as traditional.
(As an aside, for this project as a whole; I’m aiming for a look that is contemporary, slightly industrial, with a touch of modern fascination and a pinch of classic elegance; in a word – eclectic.)
Building on a contemporary design, I selected a painted door for the other baths. CSI had just received new and interesting colors. I chose Forrest Green for the Jack and Jill, and Portobello for a guest bath.
I immediately had in mind two slabs that would be perfect for the Forrest Green cabinets! One at AGM and a quartzite called Nuage at Stone Center.
In the master bath I wanted marble, and at Stone Center I found Calacatta Vagli with deep cherry veins at an exceptional price!
After finding the Calacatta Vagli at Stone Center, I decided to purchase the White Macaubas and the Nuage for the Jack and Jill at Stone Center as well. I chose Atlantis Granite & Marble as my fabricator.
Finally, at Atlantis I found a classic gray and white marble remnant that was similar to one of my choices for the kitchen. It beautifully complimented the Portobello cabinets in the guest bath as well as a white cabinet in the fourth en suite bath. A quartzite remnant at Atlantis worked out perfectly for the fifth bath – a half bath in the basement.