Essentially one long rectangle carved up three ways, the room features a decadently roomy tub for two in its central shared section, with his-and-her areas holding court at opposite ends. Even within the shared area, the couple’s individual needs are addressed: Two identical armoires are organized inside for him and for her.
“Couples don’t share computers, and they don’t want to share a bath,” notes California certified bath and kitchen designer Toshie Lim, co-designer of the space. “This bathroom design provides them the privacy they need, while also offering them an opportunity to spend time together in a common middle space. That shared area, with its tub for two, isn’t a typical bathroom concept so much as it is a lounge concept—a space where the couple can relax together. That’s a step in a positive direction not only for bathrooms, but for relationships.” An extra-high freestanding Kallista tub is the centerpiece.
“One of my goals in designing the bath was to provide ideas,” says Young. “Showing people that Corian isn’t just for counters is one of them.” In the common area, he outlined the oversized tub with Corian. “The Corian ‘rug’ protects the wood floor around the tub,” he says.
Tub (#P50040 in Stucco White, Loft Collection by Michael S Smith); floor-mounted faucet and hand shower (“Hampstead’’ #P2207 in Brushed Nickel with black porcelain handles): Kallista.
Towel (Turkish Cotton Collection in Eucalyptus): Restoration Hardware.
Solid-surface floor inset (“Rain Cloud’’): DuPont Corian.
Chandelier (#3938, Murano glass in black); chair (“Louis Ghost Armchair” in Black #2456): Design Within Reach.
Wall covering (“Kirae Desu’’ in Black and White #5002055): F. Schumacher & Co.
Pre-finished moldings (crown, base, and trim in Dove and Onyx): KraftMaid Cabinetry.
Clerestory window with mirrored panel: custom.
Mullion paint (“Black Magic’’ #SW-6991 in Satin); wall paint (“Magnetic Gray’’ #SW-7058 in Satin); trim and ceiling-beam paint (“Pure White’’ #SW-7005 in Satin); ceiling paint (“Silver Strand’’ #SW-7057 in Satin): Sherwin-Williams.
Vanity (“Chamberlain Cherry’’ in Peppercorn); door style (“Evansville’’): KraftMaid Cabinetry.
Vanity-door insert (Color 54): Erin Adams Design.
Hardware (“Pinstripe’’ #K-13126 in Vibrant Brushed Nickel): Kohler.
Solid-surface countertop (“Flint’’): DuPont Corian.
Bath accessories (Newbury in Chocolate): Restoration Hardware.
Vase: West Elm.
Custom art-glass tile (Colors 54, 102, 106, 129): Erin Adams Design for Ann Sacks.
Medicine cabinet (#P73017 in Java by Barbara Barry): Kallista.
Sconces (“Presidio’’ in Satin Nickel): Boyd Lighting.
Wall covering (“Sakai Weave” in Granite #427833): F. Schumacher & Co.