Util­ity Spa­ces

Arts and Crafts Homes - - CONTENTS - by Pa­tri­cia Poore

Two unique baths for a re­vival Crafts­man.

Shaz­a­lynn cavin–win­frey of SCW In­te­ri­ors in Alexan­dria, Vir­ginia, takes a clas­sic ap­proach to cre­ate a bal­ance of beauty and func­tion, whether the house is old or new. This project sought to bring char­ac­ter to a generic new build. The bath­rooms, quite dif­fer­ent from each other, ex­em­plify her use of pe­riod mo­tifs. “The more pub­lic pow­der room is 100% Arts & Crafts Re­vival,” says Cavin–Win­frey. “Its ma­te­ri­als and col­ors blend with sur­round­ing room, which are fur­nished with re-is­sued Stick­ley pieces.” The pow­der room, lo­cated near the wet bar be­tween the kitchen and the din­ing room, mea­sures just 6' x 6'.

“I took my cue from the sink cabi­net, an un­usual piece made from re­claimed barn­wood,” Cavin–Win­frey con­tin­ues. “It has hefty, Arts & Crafts-

pe­riod hard­ware and a deep patina.” The hand-ham­mered cop­per sink bowl is in­te­gral with the cop­per coun­ter­top. Dark, ¾" liner tiles cre­ate a border over field tiles in slate; they beau­ti­fully com­ple­ment the patina of the fur­ni­ture, and segue nicely to the walls’ tex­tu­ral grass­cloth in an au­tum­nal red. “Those liner tiles are made of slate and frosted glass.”

The clients had asked for a durable, util­i­tar­ian space: the room gets a lot of use. The nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als spec­i­fied by the de­signer—rus­tic wood, slate, cop­per, glass tile—lend an or­ganic sen­si­bil­ity, per­fect for the pe­riod look. And “these au­then­tic, real ma­te­ri­als have held up well,” she re­ports.

The mas­ter bath­room is quite dif­fer­ent, more like the ac­tual bath­rooms of the bun­ga­low pe­riod—al­beit larger than most. It is en suite with the bed­room that’s fur­nished with a Stick­ley bed and side ta­bles and a con­tem­po­rary sofa. The bed­room is soft­ened by a wool needle­point rug and a fern-mo­tif fab­ric in green.

The mas­ter bath, also in pale green, is un­apolo­get­i­cally lux­u­ri­ous, while look­ing to prece­dent. The bas­ketweave tile floor has a large scale and its ac­cent tiles are green, two twists on the clas­sic black-and-white floor. A claw-footed soak­ing tub and Arts & Crafts-era medicine cab­i­nets built into the wall above twin con­sole sinks all date to the early 20th cen­tury. The plas­ter arch is an­other pe­riod touch. a

An un­usual cabi­net made of re­claimed wood and set with a cop­per sink was the de­sign cue for the warm, tex­tured pow­der room.

Gen­tle green soft­ens util­i­tar­ian sur­faces in the mas­ter bath, where zones in­clude the sink arch, a soak­ing tub, a sep­a­rate shower, and a WC be­hind a door in­set with frosted glass. The large-scale floor has an Art Deco vibe.

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