Timeless and Tranquil

A new build yielded a sophisticated, serene master bath in this Ross Bridge home.

When Lorrie and Glenn Robinson began building their new home, the master bathroom was of utmost importance. “We wanted a spacious retreat with timeless design, ” says Lorrie of her wish list for her ensuite bath. Working with builder Kyle Murphy of Murphy Home Builders, the couple started from the ground up in choosing materials and finishes. “Carrera marble and chrome were at the top of our list, ” says Lorrie. “We also wanted separate vanities, and I wanted a comfortable place to apply makeup.” The couple got everything they asked for and more, including a vanity with dual sinks centered by a recess Lorrie can use as a dressing table and a separate shower and soaking tub. An adjacent closet and a connected laundry room offer added convenience. “This truly is our haven, ” says Lorrie.

Powder rooms are the places to go bold After all these rooms are small which means its not costly to take chances and mistakes are easy to remedy think one roll of wallpaper or a quart of paint Here the homeowners chance to do something different was just right She chose wallpaper for an accent wall and a blue curvy vanity for a little something different The result is a little bitty room with a whole lot of punch

Why We Love It

TILE SET ON THE DIAGONAL Carrera marble is beautiful no matter how it is laid, but placing it on the diagonal in a staggered brick pattern gives it even more prominence.

ARCHITECTURAL INTEREST Large panels behind the tub add interest to the expanse of wall. They also eliminate the need for artwork.

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NATURAL LIGHT A row of windows brings in plenty of light to the oversized space. Kyle strategically placed the windows high enough to allow for privacy.

COLOR CONTRAST Gray tile in the shower offers a pleasing contrast to the mostly white space. The color is also picked up in the rug, as well as in the subtle swirls of the marble.


Builder: Murphy Home Builders murphyhomebuilders.net Tile: Acme/Jenkins Brick & Tile, 205.988.3913 Plumbing fixtures: GLS Supply glssupply.com Lighting: Inline Lighting inlinelighting.com Wallpaper: through Davis Design, 205.991.2929

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