In keeping with Misty Mill’s casual-luxury cues, our design team started with a neutral color palate for the shiplap walls and large-scale porcelain floor tiles for the master bath but integrated hidden indulgences like Amazon Alexa enable mirrors, heated floors and a heated shower seat. The versatile Kohler vanities with integrated power and storage solutions were painted Gentleman’s Gray to accentuate the navy hues of the custom Daltile keystone mosaic of the shower wall. We included several shower heads and wands in a vibrant French gold finish, including a valve on the exterior of the shower so you can get the hot water running without that typically awkward reach-around. Working around a limited footprint, we decided to put a wall-mounted toilet in the shower enclosure, and this has undoubtedly become the most polarizing element of Misty Mill’s entire design. We thought it might be the clawfoot tub we included in the bedroom of the Modern Lodge Suite…but no, it is this toilet.
Sure, it would have been nice to have a separate water closet, but the square footage just wouldn’t allow without sacrificing either one of the vanities or making the shower incredibly small. We addressed the privacy concerns with the entry way of the suite and shower walls. The placement of the showerhead and wands prevents the water spray from reaching the toilet paper holder (yes, we thought about that too). And I think we can all agree it’s certainly better than what was there before!
As you can see, the new bathroom is lighter, brighter, and more functional. It has a very spa-like feel. It’s elegant yet appropriate for a lake house setting.
Sources: Plumbing fixtures (shower faucets and drain, sink faucets and drains), toilet, countertops, mirrors, robe hooks, valet and paper dispenser by Kohler; floor and wall tile by Daltile; grout by Mapei; heated floor system and shower waterproofing by Schluter; shower door, hardware and vanity by Kohler; recessed lighting by Halo; plants by Distinctive Designs, shiplap by Columbia Forest Products; paint by Sherwin Williams.