Luxe Glam Primary Bathroom – Chicago, IL


The Setup

Located in a luxury high rise in Chicago’s Gold Coast Neighborhood, the condo’s existing primary bath was “fine,” but a bit underwhelming. It was a sea of beige, with very little personality or drama. The client is very well traveled, and wanted the space to feel luxe and glamorous, like a bath in a fine European hotel. 

Design objectives:

  • Add loads of beautiful high end finishes 
  • Create drama and contrast 
  • Create luxe showering and bathing experiences
  • Improve storage for toiletries and essentials 

The Remodel

Design challenges:

  • Unable to reconfigure layout due to location in the high rise
  • Seek out unique, dramatic tile materials 
  • Introduce “BLING”
  • Find glamorous lighting 

Design solutions:

  • Keep existing layout, with change from built in to free-standing tub
  • Gorgeous Calacatta gold marble was our inspiration
  • Ornate Art deco marble mosaic to be the focal point, with satin gold accents to create shimmer 
  • Glass and crystal light fixtures add the needed sparkle

The Renewed Space

After the remodel began, our client’s vision for her bath took a turn that was inspired by a trip to Paris. Initially, the plan was a modest design to allocate resources for her kitchen’s marble slabs… but then she had a vision while admiring the marble bathroom of her Parisian hotel.

She was determined to infuse her bathroom with the same sense of luxury. They went back to the drawing board and started over with all-marble. 

Her new stunning bath space radiates glamour and sophistication. The “bling” flows to her bedroom where we matched the gorgeous custom wall treatment that mimics grasscloth on an accent wall. With its marble landscape, shimmering tile and walls, the primary bath’s ambiance creates a swanky hotel feel that our client adores and considers her sanctuary. 

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  • 12′ x 14′
  • Type: Marble
  • Color: Calcatta Gold
  • Brand: Drury Design Select Custom Cabinetry
Special Features:
  • Victoria & Albert freestanding tub 
  • Decked-out shower with body sprays and steam 
  • Gorgeous Brizo fixtures elevate the space 
  • Robern Medicine Cabinets offer good eye-level storage with lovely built-in accent lights  
  • Custom Metallic gold finish on the bathroom walls that continue the flow to an accent wall in the bedroom that mimics grasscloth 

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