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The honed pearl marble of the shower matches the main space floor.
The honed pearl marble of the shower matches the main space floor.Michael J. Lee photos/Michael J. Lee
A freestanding tub opened up space.
A freestanding tub opened up space.Michael J. Lee/Michael J. Lee

Despite this master bathroom’s sizable Palladian window and cathedral ceilings, the space felt dreary and confining, says Hamilton-based interior designer Bo Perkins. “The wood was dark and walls were painted a deep sage green.”

The homeowners, who live in Middleton, looked to Perkins to create a serene, airy retreat that would reflect light and bounce it around the room.

Walls are painted Benjamin Moore White Dove, which, along with honed pearl marble granite floors, immediately transformed the space into a bright, calming oasis.

The husband and wife are able to get ready at the same time without bumping into each other thanks to his and hers floating Duravit vanities installed on opposite walls. Made of bleached oak with durable solid-surface white countertops, the vanities have plenty of storage space in a drawer underneath.

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To add subtle richness to the space, silver leaf finishes were used in several places, included in the Currey & Company light fixtures above the sinks, which also exhibit striking green-tinted glass. Mirrors are encased in custom-bleached oak and silver gilt frames. Nickel plumbing fixtures are Newport Brass, acquired at Salem Plumbing Design and Bath.

The existing whirlpool tub with a built-in tile surround was replaced with a deep freestanding tub. “The old tub really ate up a lot of space in the room,” says Perkins. “With the new tub, the room is opened up quite a bit.” Above the tub, a soothing oil painting of an aqueduct is by artist Robert DiGiovanni.

The floor, wall, and ceilings of the spacious separate shower are clad with different configurations of the honed pearl marble used on the main space floor. A Kartell Louis Ghost chair made of Lucite outside the shower door offers an extra perch or a pseudo towel rack while complementing the aesthetic perfectly.

Pastel colors and an oil painting by Robert DiGiovanni brightened the room.
Pastel colors and an oil painting by Robert DiGiovanni brightened the room.Michael J. Lee/Michael J. Lee

Jaci Conry can be reached at jaci@jaciconry.com

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