It was important when designing this rustic, yet contemporary, master bathroom that it be complementary to the overall style of the ranch, which includes exposed structural beams, reclaimed materials, indigenous pecan and mesquite woods and locally resourced stone. Conceptually, this area acts as an interactive space between the home and the private outdoor garden. Indoor and outdoor showers, as well as a fireplace built into the wall above the bathtub, were created to enable the homeowners’ enjoyment in both the summer and winter.
It was important to have a comfortable, serene area – including a large soaking bath, double showerheads and body jets, and double vanities (the outdoor shower is accessible through the glass wall on the back of the indoor shower). An exterior shutter drops down to create privacy for the exterior glass wall enclosing the shower. A niche adds space for the clients’ antique bluebonnet painting collections, which are casually stacked on the narrow glass shelves. The clients also have a passion for collecting rare stones, including turquoise, which gave us the inspiration for the aqua toned marble counters, offset by grey limestone flooring. This jewel tone palette was successfully distributed throughout the rest of the home and a touch of turquoise plays as a theme throughout the ranch.