These clients are retired military and have traveled all over. They desired a restful, safe, functional and a soothing beach inspired master bedroom and master ensuite. In the master bath, there was a dangerous step down into the shower from the floor level. I know that is just an accident waiting to happen. We had the shower totally gutted and the step down was filled to floor level with a gentle slope toward the drain with no curb. We also enlarged the shower footprint a little. Since the design plan was a beach-inspired space we selected the materials and colors of the beach and ocean, the soft aqua tones, creamy hues and sea mist greens. In the shower, we selected the large format porcelain tile to run vertically to the ceiling and a glass and marble tile mosaic band to run vertically. We designed 2 large niches for their shampoos and soaps and the glass mosaic to be on the back face of the niches for pops of color. We had the contractor install grab bars for safety and 2 brushed nickel shower fixtures, handheld on one wall and the rain head on another wall. We selected a weathered worn wood looking porcelain plank tile for the flooring. It reminded myself and the clients of walking on the dock or the boardwalk in Florida. Working with the existing cabinetry, the clients wanted and needed additional storage. We custom designed and had fabricated a cabinet bank of drawers which looked like a piece of furniture. It embellished and updated the existing cabinetry. We replaced the counter top with an eco-friendly white sparkling quartz and also replaced the countertops in the powder room and the hall bath and added it to a wall shelf in the master bath. We replaced the old large mirror with 2 inlay capiz shell framed mirrors. We replaced the 2 vanity light sconces with nautical inspired brushed nickel lantern style. We removed the step up garden tub which the clients never used and created a much-needed dressing area for them. Since the narrow windows originally were glass block we had the contractor remove them and replace them with energy efficient dual pane windows. We also selected and had shutters fabricated for all the windows in both the master bath and master bedroom.
In the dressing area, we designed a custom storage bench in the same finish and style as the new bank of drawers. We added a back rest for comfort while putting on or taking off shoes. We painted the walls a soft grey and soft aqua for a serene and soothing spa feel. In the master bedroom space, we designed, created and implemented a very large custom headboard made from a weathered white washed wood on a herringbone pattern and an aqua linen upholstered insert. With the clients unique sleeping arrangement, we allowed them the flexibility of putting the beds together or apart as they saw fit. We painted the space a soft aqua on the focal wall and a soft pale grey on the remaining walls. It brought life and a freshness to the space. Working with some of the client’s existing furniture pieces we updated the dresser by removing the hutch that sat onto of the dresser and adding a shuttered mirror above it instead.
We found a shuttered media console for the TV and the components with additional storage. We found appropriate scaled and styled night stands for either side of the bed. We selected a comfy club chair and ottoman and refurbished a much loved vintage small table to create a reading area. We found a fabulous school of fish area rug which my clients loved. With the bedding, we kept it simple, tailored and not frills. The fabulous fish patterned fabric was our jumping off point with the color palette. Mixing in the client’s much loved pelican collection and artwork we accentuated the spaces with nautical touches and ocean fairing travels. I truly wanted to make this space a restful safe soothing and peaceful retreat for the both of them.