If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, how on earth can they share a bathroom? Traditional Home senior design and projects editor Robert Young addressed that question in his design of an idea-packed dream bathroom for this year’s Kitchen/Bath Industry Show. A good marriage counselor might have predicted his answer—a design that balances shared and private spaces so everybody, including the relationship, wins. Separate his-and-her areas cater to gender-specific needs, while a common, shared space in the middle fosters time together.
Highlights include a two-person Michael S Smith tub for Kallista, a black Murano glass chandelier, and a custom art-glass mural by Erin Adams Design for Ann Sacks.
Photographs by Greg Scheidemann
Text by Candace Ord Manroe
Produced by Robert Young
Designer: Robert Young, Traditional Home
Co-designer: Toshie Lim, CKD, CBD, Wacworks Design, 735 Cerrito St., Albany, CA 94706; 510/525-6008, wacworks.com.
Construction: Czarnowski Exhibit Services, 3165 Sunset Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89118; 800/247-4302, czarnowski.com.
Ann Sacks, 800/278-8453, annsacks.com.
Armstrong World Industries, 800/233-3823, armstrong.com.
DuPont Corian Solid Surfaces, 800/426-7426, corian.com.
Erin Adams Design Inc., 505/352-1016, erinadamsdesign.com.
Kallista, 888/452-5547, kallista.com.
Kohler, 800/456-4537, kohler.com.
KraftMaid Cabinetry, 800/571-1990, kraftmaid.com.
Boyd Lighting, 415/778-4300, boydlighting.com.
Design Within Reach, 800/944-2233, dwr.com.
F. Schumacher & Co., 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com, trade only.
Jacuzzi, 800/288-4002, jacuzzi.com, trade only.
Mor Cosmetics, 800/978-4667, morcosmetics.com.
Sharp Electronics, 800/237-4277, sharpusa.com.
Sherwin-Williams, 800/474-3794, sherwinwilliams.com.
Vesta Hardware, 800/638-3782, ivesta.com.
J. Crew, 800/562-0258, jcrew.com.
Maison Midi, 323/935-3157, maison-midi.com.
Origins, 800/674-4467, origins.com.
Pottery Barn, 888/779-5176, potterybarn.com.
Restoration Hardware, 800/910-9836, restorationhardware.com.
West Elm, 888/922-4119, westelm.com.
Drapery and pillow fabrication: Angelus Drapery, 310/836-7646.
Flooring throughout—Hardwood ("Turlington Plank’’ in Toasted Sesame, American Exotics Collection): Bruce Hardwood by Armstrong.