PHOTOGRAPHY BY Brie Williams
When we renovated this home, we decided on two primary bathrooms—this one is for the lady of the house. She wanted it to be sophisticated but also feminine, bright, and airy. The vanity used to be on the adjoining wall, and there was a corner tub with a deck that was dangerous and unattractive. Because she loved to take baths and would appreciate having her bath salts nearby, I created a niche in the marble-covered wall to display and store her pretty bottles while still being functional. I love the marble walls and the marble casing around the custom window.
One of my favorite things about the room is the custom cabinetry with the hot tools rollout which we like to fabricate for all our clients. We also designed thin rollouts on either side of the sink to store tall toiletry items. And since there are his and hers bathrooms, one sink in here allows for more counter space. Usually tower cabinets eat up so much real estate, but these are pushed out and store towels and additional toiletries.
We chose a light blush wall-covering, and the afternoon light shades the marble tile in a beautiful blush from the reflection. It takes the chill out of the marble walls. The chandelier is fun and reminiscent of a sculpture of coral. It casts a design from the light and is soft and warm. Our client tells us it’s one of her favorite spots in the house, and she loves to take a bath and spend time getting dressed!
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
As one of the Southeast’s leading interior designers, Amy Vermillion believes in a collaborative relationship between client and designer. Her eye for detail makes her designs unique and fresh. An expert with color, texture, and scale, she chooses exquisite fabrics and furnishings and edits clients’ existing interiors in a thoughtful manner. Drawing on her background, education, and world travel, Amy feels equally at ease designing traditional or modern interiors and uses that inspiration to create beautiful, layered spaces. Amy focuses on architectural finishes with customized details when working on home renovations. From residential interior to private jet design, Amy attributes her success to meticulous attention to detail, a close designer-client relationship, and personalized service. Before moving to Charlotte, Amy worked for design firms in Chicago. Her background includes custom furniture design, high-end kitchen/bath design, and full-scale renovations. Amy’s work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Stark Carpet’s beautiful book, Decorating with Carpets, QC Exclusive, Home Design & Decor, Better Homes & Gardens, Charlotte Magazine, and Southpark Magazine. She is an ASID member with a BS degree in Interior Design from Illinois State University.