Baths of the Year--Back to Back!
Morgan Creek is proud to have been part of two wonderful bath designs that have been awarded Bath of the Year by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine. We congratulate our talented partners in creating two spectacular bathrooms!
2015: The first bath, designed by interior designer Beth Webb and architect Stan Dixon, won the award for 2015 and included bath vanities by Morgan Creek in high gloss black lacquer with mirrored door and drawer panels.
Part of an exquisite remodel of best-selling author Emily Giffin and husband Buddy Blaha’s iconic 1920s Philip Trammell Shutze–designed home, this bath is a fresh take on timeless style, thanks to architect D. Stanley Dixon and interior designer Beth Webb. “We wanted to bring some of the glamour back into the house,” says Dixon. Previous renovations featuring stained wood and other heavy elements left the bath feeling dark, so the space was gutted to make way for a fresh, Regency-inspired aesthetic that reflects the couple’s youthful style.
This was achieved with mirrored, black-lacquered cabinetry that serves as a striking counterpoint to the crisp, white marble. “There’s nothing more dramatic than black and white,” says Webb. “It makes such a powerful statement, and to me, it’s the ultimate in glamour and elegance.” Other reflective surfaces, such as the custom nickel-framed shower door and sparkling plumbing fixtures, add an additional dose of glam.
2016: The second bath, designed by interior designer Karen Ferguson of Harrison Design, involved extensive built-in cabinetry and paneling by Morgan Creek that helped create the effect of a romantic formal living area.
“I worked from that corner out,” says Ferguson, director of the interior design studio at Harrison Design. “The marble panels in the shower lead to the wood panels in the bathroom, which makes it feel cozier and more intimate.”
The bathroom, says Ferguson, was intended to feel like an extension of the living area and have the same personality as the rest of the home. The custom cabinetry is the same color as the wood panels, while additional elements, such as walnut floors, a delicate chandelier, sheer Roman shades and Moattar rugs, create a tranquil retreat with a scale that remains intimate enough for two.
“It’s not just a utilitarian space,” Ferguson says. “It’s a space where you can hang out and be comfortable.”