At the first meeting on a master bath remodel with Kenny and Nancy Graham the discussion centered on a few requirements. The Grahams wanted something updated and fresh for her, and something neutral and earthy for him. They also wanted to find a way to keep it interesting, given the generous footprint and soaring vault of the bathroom ceiling. The existing configuration worked well, so the project presented itself as fairly straightforward — tub modification, new vanities, new plumbing fixtures and flooring. With a reasonable budget and achievable allowances the project developed flawlessly.

Guided by well-prepared, savvy homeowners, Ben Harp of Harp Design and Construction, LLC, and his experienced crew completed a beautiful master bath transformation.



  1. Hints of blue, gray and beige are found in the materials. Sherwin Williams Silverplate adds a touch of blue to the walls and coordinates with the deeper blue of Sherwin Williams Cadet in the adjacent bedroom. The medium gray tone of the cabinetry provides visual depth to the primarily neutral aesthetic. Beige and light gray are prevalent in the stone-like tile selection. The twist of the tiny marble mosaic band in the shower provides movement and added interest to a solid wall of tile.


  1. Custom vanities with flat panels and subtle inset detail add a modern, elegant touch. The coordinating tall linen tower provides added storage for towels and personal items, and helps to visually anchor the tall shower. Brushed nickel pulls on all doors and drawers provide an alternative to dated knobs.


  1. Porcelain tile appears in four different formats. Large square floor tiles are laid on a diagonal for interest. Long, rectangular tiles add a modern look on the shower walls. Smaller format tile on the shower floor adds traction for wet feet and visual interest. The twist of the tiny marble mosaic band in the shower provides movement and an added “break” on a solid wall of tile.


  1. At approximately 5 feet wide by 4 feet deep, the shower is spacious. The two walls of glass provide light and sparkle to the shower experience. The short “curbs” allow easy access with just a small step. The addition of a shower wand is a fixed showerhead alternative, and an easy cleaning accessory.


  1. The stone selected for the vanity top is Alleanza Waterfall quartz with marble-like veining. To add texture and detail there is a continuation of the material on the cap of the knee wall and the cap of the shower curb.   Faceted bottom white sinks add subtle interest. Beveled framed mirrors add sparkle and elegance.


Terri Bennett is the owner of Terri Bennett Interior Design.