Rock-Star Treatment, Fall 2014
As written by Melanie McGee Bianchi, Carolina Home + Garden Fall 2014.
In the beginning, there was the tub. Boulder-shaped, carved from a single block of granite, it was lowered by crane into the stunning stone bathroom before any other part of the home — a Cliffs at Walnut Cove residence — was even begun. Part of a lower-floor guest suite distinguished by a bridge and a waterfall, the bath also features chunky vessel sinks. All made by Stone Forest, the sinks and tub keep their authentic shape, a woodland chic supplied by nature. Meanwhile, a bold, textural mosaic of inlaid pebbles visually and neatly unites the sink backsplash, shower floor, and wall trim.
The shower is a model of luxe simplicity, appearing more like a shrine of wall art than anything utilitarian. The wall trim runs through it without a break in continuity, furthering the effect.
Designer Pam McKay of Dianne Davant & Associates notes that the whole home showcases a haute-rustic look, including, notably, a petrified-wood sink in another powder room. “It shows up most in this bathroom, though,” she adds.
All shades of the forest seem represented. However, deep-copper fixtures complement the wide sheets of TXTR-LITE copper slate that shape the space’s bold signature pieces, with an effect almost of gold dust. It’s not so much an earth-toned bathroom as an Egyptian-tinged spa, with a feeling of luxury mined deep and wide.
Architect: Shoreline Architecture
& Design Home
Builder: Glennwood Custom Builders
Interior Designer: Pam McKay, ASID, with Dianne Davant & Associates
Tub, Sink, and Copper Fixtures: Ferguson’s Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Cabinets: Advance Cabinetry *
Lighting: Christie’s Lighting
Granite: Classic Stone Works