29th Annual Master Design Awards: Best Bath $30,000-$50,000

According to the entry form, the owners of this Washington, DC stunner wished to incorporate “Zen” and “Harley” into one bath, and that “economical was not desired nor required.”

The Washington, DC-area team of Grossmueller’s Design Consultants and ART Design Build partnered to transform a formerly closed and purely functional bath into a visual interpretation of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
The old tub was eliminated while the cramped shower gave way to a larger, two-person stall with a custom shower door and multiple body sprays.

The designers chose pieces from the Atrio series of fixtures by Grohe, including a rain-style showerhead along with a Mr. Steam unit to add to the spa-inspired atmosphere.

The blending of the disparate elements allowed the designers to choose from a wide array of textures, colors and finishes, such as the pairing of KraftMaid’s Sedona Cherry cabinetry with sleek, black Silestone countertops in Stellar Night.
Other fine touches include Robern medicine cabinets, wall tile by Touchstone and natural pebble flooring. The designers chose Kohler’s Santa Rosa toilet and the company’s understated Demi vessel sink for the powder room.

The palette of mild, vaguely Arts-and-Crafts-inspired colors was ingeniously plucked from the vintage Harley-Davidson posters that were framed and hung around the remodeled space.

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