April 21, 2024

Dragon Esdelsur

Home Sweet Home

Sophisticated Retreat – Home & Design Magazine

When clients in a stylish home on Maryland’s Eastern Shore called on Amanda Friend to reimagine their cramped and awkward master bath, the designer suggested a best-case scenario. If they were willing to move an adjacent office into an upstairs room, she could use the extra space to reconfigure their ground-floor bath into the sophisticated oasis they desired.

Once they agreed, Friend gutted the space and used its length to her advantage. From the bedroom, she designed a corridor that leads into a secondary room, creating an air of mystery. The passage houses a soaking tub and small laundry area on the left side; on the right, a wall lined with an acrylic-and-brass bench and mirror opens to the wife’s closet. The room at the end of the hall is equipped with custom vanities and storage, a luxurious shower and WC.

In response to the wife’s request for a beyond-the-ordinary bath, Friend went in a glamorous-yet-subtle direction. Penny tiles in an array of textures and tones pave the floors. “They almost look like sequins,” she enthuses. Cork wall covering in iridescent bronze and metallic pendants and sconces echo textures in the flooring. Even more dramatic is the shower, where Friend applied a curated selection of glass and mosaic tile to dazzling effect.

Bath & Interior Design: Amanda Friend, ASID,  Amanda Friend Interiors, Newark, Delaware. Renovation Contractor & Millwork Fabrication: Warrington Builders, Easton, Maryland. Styling: Charlotte Safavi.

Wallpaper: thibautdesign.com. Tile: jeffreycourt.com through tilemarketofde.com. Bench: safavieh.com. Mirror: uttermost.com. All Sconces: shadesoflight.com. Chandelier: hammerton.com. Bath & Shower Fixtures: moen.com. Sink Fixtures & Bathtub: kohler.com. Quartzite Countertops & Limestone Tub Surround: ancientartstone.com. Cabinet Hardware: emtek.com. Ceiling & Vanity Paint: benjaminmoore.com.


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