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

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