Ultimate Home Tour: The Master Bath

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    Pairing antique French with ancient Etruscan may seem an odd combination of styles, but George Constant managed to pull it off in the master bathroom of a house on the North Shore of Long Island. “It is actually much less unusual than you might think,” says the designer. “Etruscan is very similar to Italian, which, of course, complements French very nicely.”

    Most of the 1,100-square-foot room is covered with an eye-popping array of Italian mosaic tile. “There is an immense amount of detailing in the tile,” says Constant. “On the walls, the tile is made to look like draped fabric. The pattern covering the 6-by-6-foot shower is meant to correspond with the tile over the tub. Nothing here was placed haphazardly.”

    The room also boasts an alabaster chandelier, a Louis XV–style silk velvet striped chair, and a cherry wood vanity stand by a window that overlooks a pond. With its intricate mosaic, the tub evokes ancient Rome. A swiveling wood-frame mirror gives the room an expansive feel. “The space is large, but it serves many purposes,” says Constant. “To the right of the tub is a whole dressing area with floor-to-ceiling storage, and there are comfortable places to sit and read the paper, too.” But the real beauty lies in the details: A solid marble gray dropped sink; 24-karat gold fixtures in the vanity, bathtub, and shower; and the black marble lining the walls all convey the essence of an elegant space.

     

    George Constant Inc.
    212.751.1907

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