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A Classic Bathroom Design

We recently completed a classic bathroom design in Peachtree Corners we’d love to share. Elegant marble tile, a creamy color palette, traditional millwork and botanical decor give this space a calming classic feel. Functionally, the room has a large soaking tub, a roomy shower stall, lots of vanity storage and a separate dressing table space. Check it out and see if it inspires any ideas for your home.

Plans by Ware + Associates

A New Layout

The architecture was completed by Kristen Ware of Ware + Associates. The bathroom originally had an awkward octagonal layout that needed to be better organized. The homeowners wanted to get rid of an ugly built-in tub, have a separate toilet room and wanted to focus on storage. The new shower (bottom left corner) is much roomier than the former stall. It measures 3 feet 7 inches by 6 feet 10 inches.


This bathroom had finishes that many of us can relate too — a spacehog of a tub surround, huge frameless mirrors, a claustrophobia-inducing shower stall and a low vanity with dated cabinet profiles.

classic bathroom with soaking tub dressing table

A Fresh Take on Classic Tile

One of the ways we achieved a classic look in this  bathroom was through tile. There’s a mix of tile shapes and sizes. But their matching marble colors tie them together. A special “tile rug” composed of hexagonal tiles in the center of the room breaks up the large amount of floor space.

classic bathroom with soaking tub, ledge, niche

Designing Around the Soaking Tub

We made the most of the plumbing wall behind the tub by tiling it. Now it serves as a ledge for bath supplies and decorations. Also, we incorporated a niche above it. Botanical prints and live plants add biophilic elements into the room.

Bathtub: Rianna, Americh

Recessed shelves with botanical prints

A tub tray is a great way to keep soap and other soaking needs handy. This one also has an easel for placing something to read. The tub faucet includes a handheld wand, which is a handy feature to have for cleaning the bathtub.

Classic bathroom with double vanity, tower storage Symmetry and Storage in the Vanity

One of the homeowners’ must-haves was a dual-sink vanity. We worked with Tim Lett Custom Cabinets to come up with storage solutions for them. Two towers atop the countertop gave them extended storage and provide symmetry. Note the way we were able to tuck the outlets into the side of these cabinets. This prevented them from cluttering up the wall.

Another feature in this vanity is drawers underneath the cabinet doors. This is a much more efficient use of space we are recommending to our clients — think about digging around in the typical under-sink area of a vanity. That setup usually has a lot of wasted space. A drawer offers a spot for extra towels or a more organized way to store toiletries or hair appliances.

Cabinet paint: Alabaster, Sherwin-Williams

faucet wall in shower, patterned tile

Special Details in the Shower

In the shower we framed a coordinating ceramic tile with a beautiful pattern. This added a special detail around the shower heads and faucetry. We also replaced the existing window sash with a tempered glass sash.

The opposite side of the shower has a bench and a generous niche for shampoos and other shower supplies. Both were a good chance to add a bit of marble into the shower stall.

A Classic Bathroom Design

Other Special Features

We used Luxclear glass on the frameless shower enclosure. Luxclear is a coated glass product developed to protect the surface of the glass by preventing corrosion due to contaminants related to water, heat and high humidity. Also, the shower floor slants ever so slightly to reach a linear drain.

Another special feature is a dressing table area that we tucked behind the shower stall. The door leads to a closet. The door to the toilet room is on the opposite side of the bathtub, just out of view.

Ready to renovate?

If you’ve been thinking about renovating your bathroom or any other part of your house, please give us a call to  schedule a free consultation.

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