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Say it with 'Ahhh'
Todayís baths create your escape with organic textures and earthy color tones

By JANET RAASCH and AMY SIEWERT

 

Raw to Refined

A sparkling Manyas white polished marble floor imported from Turkey adds a touch of glamour to the master bath in this condominium at River Renaissance Condos in the Third Ward. "There is no other tile that can mimic the beauty of this marble, the way it reflects light from within the mica patterns," says interior designer Laree Allen of Allen Kitchen and Bath, Milwaukee and Madison. Allen and condo owner Jerry Janis reconfigured the layout to get the most of the space. That included changing the angle of a wall, adding French doors to the master suite and enlarging the walk-in closet on the other side of the bath. "Thatís what was great about this raw space, I could do what I wanted," Janis says. A walk-in shower features Piedrafina marble walls accented with white glass tile and Kohlerís digital DTV shower control with six programmable settings. A custom trough sink made from Designer White Corian, Kohler fixtures and floating Ultra Craft Horizontal Wenge Gloss vanity complete the luxe look.

 

 

 

 


Earthy Escape

The Zen atmosphere in Steve and Cheri Wareís Delafield home continues in the powder room through the use of organic materials. The contrasting bone white fixtures and Aubergine black walls are accented with metallic pewter and Carrara marble tiles. The artwork was framed as a "shadow box" on suede to add dimension via subtle "make-a-guest-look-good" lighting. The greenery and pussy willow arrangement add to the overall natural feel of the space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Soaking Up Ambiance

The Walker Zanger ledgestone adds drama to the master bathroom remodel of this River Hills home. AB&K Bath and Kitchen Inc. designer Jim Kryzanek used the textured quartz in the tub area and on the vanity backsplash to unify the two areas. Mini recessed can lights above the tub highlight the texture of the wall. A glass panel to the right of the tub helps to open up the previously dark shower. The homeowner chose cool colors in grays, whites and soft greens to enhance the natural, spa-like feel of the room.