Texas Home & Living Magazine – Bathroom Design 2008

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Texas Home & Living Magazine – Bathroom Design 2008 http://www.texashomeandliving.com/index2.php?option=com_cont… 1 of 8 1/14/08 2:37 PM Bathroom Design 2008 Written by Various The best places for primping, powdering, and finding some peace and quiet across the state The Golden Touch Interior design by Charlotte Comer Text by Jennifer Krichels “You really do have the feeling that the outside has come into the room in a really elegant way,” says Charlotte Comer of the bathroom she designed for a Colleyville client in the style of an old European chateau. Nearly everything in the bath was handmade; though formal, its connection to nature prevents the space from being cold. Hand-painted in gold and silver metallic wash, vines traverse the high ceiling. A matching glaze adds sheen to the hand-painted dressing area walls. “When you walk into that room, the walls sort of shimmer and you don’t know why,” says Comer of the magical effect the treatment lends to the space. Polished marble wall plaques and countertops were acid washed by hand, creating a matte, pitted surface that appears to be centuries old. In the water closet, faux marble with an 18th-century motif complements the design. The room’s cabinets, which provide ample storage for the lady of the house, are also hand-carved. Perhaps the most unexpected piece, the chaise longue, is also one of the space’s most necessary elements, offering Comer’s client a place to read after her bath or admire the landscape that lies just beyond billowy balloon shades of silk taffeta and voile.
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Texas Home & Living Magazine – Bathroom Design 2008 http://www.texashomeandliving.com/index2.php?option=com_cont… 2 of 8 1/14/08 2:37 PM An Italian Courtyard Built by Steve and Brenda Slaughter, Tuscan Traditions Text by Lyssa Myska Allen “The women back in those days used to bathe in courtyards, so we wanted to create a courtyard effect with an outdoor garden, very open, airy, yet still with modern convenience,” says Steve Slaughter of this 17th-century Tuscan-style master bathroom. Slaughter, who owns Fort Worth building firm Tuscan Traditions with his wife Brenda, strives to create spaces that recall the days of ladies-in-waiting, sunning in the courtyard, and grand palaces. This “Best Master Bedroom”-winning bathroom is a stunning 400 square feet with barreled ceilings and frescoed walls just like the courtyards of yore. Slaughter says, “My wife and I had the pleasure to work in Tuscany for many years and just fell in love with old Tuscany. We did our market research … we wanted to be as authentic as possible.” Thus, the architecture nods at the Italian design aesthetic, and the interior’s Tuscan touches include travertine floors, new cabinetry made to look antique, and sconces recreated from designs from an old palace. “Every little detail revolves around authenticity.” The frescoed walls—a very rich Tuscan terra cotta color with an authentic scroll at the top—are canvas for the bathroom’s art: “old postcards that we matted and put into frames, all of old Italy. We tried to stay with the period and the theme of what the architecture is,” Slaughter explains. In its own partially-walled room sits a hammered copper tub. Slaughter worked with Ferguson fixtures and lighting throughout the space. He says, “You know, they didn’t have Jacuzzi tubs back then, so we thought we’d stay with an old tub.” The basin sits on a mosaic made out of small pieces of the same peach travertine used in the rest of the bathroom.
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Texas Home & Living Magazine – Bathroom Design 2008 http://www.texashomeandliving.com/index2.php?option=com_cont… 3 of 8 1/14/08 2:37 PM The 2.3 million-dollar home in the La Cantera area of Fort Worth actually won nine out of eleven possible awards in the

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