Category Archives: Water Wednesday

Water Wednesday – Bathroom Tile

Written on November 28, 2018 at 5:32 PM, by

We are geeking out over these bathroom finishes. Stone countertops pair nicely with subway wall tile and bold ceramic flooring. The materials may be similar, but these baths each have their own unique personality.


Water Wednesday – Attention to Detail

Written on September 12, 2018 at 3:26 PM, by

It’s easy to get caught up in the big picture, but as designers, we love to focus in on the details. This transparent two-level bay at our Marlowe Residence gives a 270 degree view out to Lake Michigan. Copper gutters, decorative trim bands, and a copper finial make this little slice of heaven in theContinue Reading


Water Wednesday – A River Runs Through It

Written on August 8, 2018 at 4:05 PM, by

If you’ve ever dreamed of walking out your back door and jumping into your kayak, then you will love our latest project in Oregon. You can run class 4 rapids or just watch the rushing water from the comfort of the outdoor living room. This house is designed to find the tranquility and adrenaline inContinue Reading


Water Wednesday Series – Spa Like Serenity

Written on August 1, 2018 at 4:04 PM, by

We placed the hand carved marble tub in the center of the master bath. With lake views, a large chandelier and curved corner cabinets with curtains flanking the sink and make-up vanity, the space is truly spa like.


Water Wednesday – Marble Master Bath

Written on July 18, 2018 at 4:01 PM, by

This elegant master bathtub niche has an inset tile pattern that is reminiscent of older home but offers elegance for today’s aesthetics. The inset also draws your eye to the transom window that borrows daylight from the adjacent master bedroom.


Water Wednesday – Modern Master Bath

Written on June 27, 2018 at 4:27 PM, by

This master bath at our Cortland Residence follows the clean sleek design of the home with wall mounted fixtures. The finish on the vanity is also used on the kitchen cabinetry for additional continuity in the home.


Water Wednesday – Outdoor Shower

Written on June 13, 2018 at 4:56 PM, by

No one wants sandy feet in their house, so we designed this discreetly tucked away outdoor shower to rinse off before going inside. Azek composite wood was used so it will stand the test of time.


Water Wednesday – Bathrooms

Written on March 7, 2018 at 4:34 PM, by

Whether you’re tight on space or are in need of a grand master bathroom, we have seen it all. Let us create the perfect bathroom for your space, big or small.


Water Wednesday Series – Dive into Designing

Written on December 6, 2017 at 5:50 PM, by

It may be December, but it’s never too early to start thinking about next summer. Construction is gearing up to start at the MAuN Residence. The owners are flipping for their pool house design and can’t wait to start swimming laps.


Water Wednesday Series – Dreamy Daybed

Written on November 29, 2017 at 6:51 PM, by

Still recovering from the holiday weekend? The soothing sounds of lake waves will lull you to sleep in the custom built-in daybed at the Marlowe Residence.


Water Wednesday Series – 3 for 3

Written on November 8, 2017 at 4:12 PM, by

A trough style sink works with the vintage charm of an old Victorian and provides a faucet for everyone so all 3 boys can share the space at The Blue Lady.


Wine Wednesday – Vino and Views

Written on November 1, 2017 at 4:14 PM, by

Wine or Water, how about both? This wine cellar is the focal point of the lower level bar in our Ligan residence. The views back over the bar are of the pool and Lake Michigan beyond.


Water Wednesday Series – Sailing Through Work

Written on October 25, 2017 at 7:05 PM, by

The lake views and fireplace at the Marlowe Residence study allow you to sail through your work, while keeping tabs on the action outside. What better motivation do you need to get your work done quickly?


Water Wednesday Series – Worth the Repeat

Written on October 18, 2017 at 9:14 PM, by

The homeowners of our Minnesota Residence wanted to make fast work of the opposing dirty dishes so we designed side by side sinks in their kitchen. Fly the flag on this worthy repeat – Go Cubs as they try to wash away the opposing Dodgers.


Water Wednesday Series – Loads of Water

Written on October 11, 2017 at 9:26 PM, by

Laundry can be a chore, but this first floor laundry room at the Marlowe Residence was designed to be functional and keep the spin cycles running smoothly. Abundant storage, a vintage oversized Kohler sink and vertical subway tile make the mundane task enjoyable.


Water Wednesday Series

Written on September 27, 2017 at 7:46 PM, by

When your prep station has a lake view and this gorgeous kitchen as the backdrop like our Marlowe Residence does, midweek dinner prep sure doesn’t look too bad.


Water Wednesday Series – Backyard Oasis

Written on September 20, 2017 at 1:55 PM, by

Our clients can’t wait to start enjoying this backyard at the Ligan Residence once construction is complete. The hardest decision will be whether it is it a beach day or a pool day. For now they can dream about it in 3D.


Water Wednesday Series – Soaking Oasis

Written on September 13, 2017 at 1:18 PM, by

The bathtub at the Villa Blanco is positioned in the bay windows, creating a focal point and an oasis for the homeowner to soak in the views and relax at the end of a hard day.


Water Wednesday Series – Chain-ged Downspouts

Written on September 6, 2017 at 1:21 PM, by

Instead of traditional downspouts we added rain chains on the screened porch of our Minnesota Residence project. We designed custom copper scuppers with a silhouette of a fox head much to the homeowners’ excitement (since they live on Fox Street). The rain chains water the planter boxes making this an eco-friendly solution.


Water Wednesday Series – Tub Niche

Written on August 30, 2017 at 12:56 PM, by

The bathtub at the Geothermal Gem anchored between the private water closet and shower offers views to the outdoors and is the focal point of this master bathroom suite. The interior window allows the three spaces to borrow daylight and have integral LED lighting at night.


Water Wednesday Series – Pending Plunge

Written on August 23, 2017 at 12:54 PM, by

The foundation is set for the infinity edge pool and spa at the Ligan residence. It’s designed to fill the rear yard with ambience. A waterfall will cascade into the spa and the pool’s infinity edge drops to a wading pool. And if that’s not enough of an aquatic splash all 3 are on anContinue Reading


Water Wednesday Series – Master Bath has a Feminine Side

Written on August 16, 2017 at 12:55 PM, by

The ‘her’ portion of the master bath in the Minnesota residence includes a custom marble tub in a barrel vaulted alcove. Traditional painted inset cabinetry with marble countertops reflect the warmth of the natural light provided by the South facing windows. A daylight filled make-up vanity and soft arched ceiling provide a cheerful elegance toContinue Reading


Water Wednesday Series – H-2-Oh!

Written on August 9, 2017 at 1:33 PM, by

A 1920’s estate on the shores of Lake Michigan underwent a multi-million dollar renovation and was transformed into an Italian villa worthy of the shores of Lake Como. The in ground pool, terrace and views to the lake beyond create the perfect outdoor water space for our Winnetka residence.


Water Wednesday Series – Tub Gets Decked Out

Written on August 2, 2017 at 12:46 PM, by

Arched openings lead to the master bathroom featuring a panel-front tub and tile niches in our Chestnut residence. Tile wainscoting and marble add to the neutral palate of this bathroom lit by a ribbon of windows that flood the space with daylight.


Water Wednesday Series – Tub with Terrace Views

Written on July 26, 2017 at 4:10 PM, by

The freestanding tub is the focal point of the master bathroom. The bay window floods the room with daylight and provides views to the roof terrace beyond it.


Water Wednesday Series – Round Tub

Written on July 19, 2017 at 1:34 PM, by

The dilemma of wanting separate his and her master bathrooms was solved in our Deerfield Residence with a circular master bathroom with a skylight over the free standing tub offers a separation between his-and-her vanities. Behind the tub is a shower with symmetrical his and her entries and shower heads flanked by the doors toContinue Reading


Water Wednesday Series – Vintage Tub Takes Center Stage

Written on July 12, 2017 at 12:55 PM, by

This vintage soaking tub was restored to its original luster and placed as the focal point of the room and the optimal viewing spot while relaxing in the bath. Its placement in the semi-circular bay affords bathers majestic views of Lake Michigan as boats set sail from the mouth of the nearby harbor.


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