Bathrooms with eclectic elegance
A ski condo’s master and guest bathrooms got an eye-catching revamp thanks to intricate tile and stonework. “I wanted to do something unique for these bathrooms, but didn’t want to go the ‘rustic ski house’ end of the design spectrum,” homeowner Diana Ginnard says.
To create something different and dramatic, Ginnard met with Ro Wyman, owner of Cabinetry Concepts and Surface Solutions, both in Lebanon, to select and purchase striking tile and countertop materials. Wyman’s company is one of the most complete cabinetry and tile design centers in the Upper Valley, and fortunately carried the specialty stone and product lines Ginnard desired.
Together, they transformed two minimalistic, white-walled bathrooms into distinct spaces full of character. “These bathrooms are a combination of all the things that I love: clean lines, quality materials, and a fusion of modern and traditional styles,” Ginnard says. “Both bathrooms are small, yet feel so inviting and open.”
In the master bath, a mezzanine mink gloss stilato mosaic was added around pre-existing features Ginnard had installed prior to Wyman’s help. These include a large rectangular mirror with mounted circle mirrors and a maple double vanity. Modern touches, such as industrial-style chrome faucets, blend seamlessly with more traditional features, such as the polished Bianca Carrara marble vanity countertop. Glass and marble appear again as tiles surrounding a soaking bathtub. “These tiles have an emotion to them,” Wyman says, “and together they create an impression of water in motion.”
The striated marble in the guest bathroom is a showstopper. This striking stone—framed with a subtle gray Corian—makes the room’s walls seem taller and adds a playful energy. It was the first time Wyman ever worked with this material, and she says it was a real “feat” installing it. “Because of its weight (eighteen pounds per square foot) and 1¼-inch thickness, aligning the stone and making sure the slabs would stay on the walls required a lot of skill on the part of the fabricator,” Wyman says. “The garage ceiling underneath the room had to be reinforced to support the weight.”
Other striking details include a genuine porcupine-quill mirror and custom-built black cabinetry. “Everything is based on that beautiful stone,” Ginnard says. “Thanks to Ro’s help, both bathrooms have a sense of character in their own right.”
What Makes These Bathrooms Stand Out
Tiles and stone used throughout the master and guest baths are from Artistic Tile, Inc.
Custom-built hard-maple double vanity (in master bath) designed and built by Guy St. Pierre of Orchard Hill Quality Homes, LLC in Goffstown
Genuine porcupine-quill mirror (in guest bath) from Janice Minor Export
Industrial-style sink and shower/bath faucets (in master bath) from AFNY
Ginnard found an image of striated marble and instantly fell in love with the material. She sought the help of Ro Wyman, owner of Cabinetry Concepts and Surface Solutions, both in Lebanon, whose business supplied the stone and tilework for both bathrooms. The result: the guest bathroom’s stunning striated marble shower.
The master bathroom is the perfect retreat after a long day of skiing. Because the bathroom is small, homeowner Diana Ginnard wanted to focus on quality materials. She selected chrome faucets from AFNY and a custom-built maple double vanity topped with polished Bianca Carrara marble.