To make the Bathroom bigger in French style

“Ive always Benn a Francophile”, – declares Meg Reggie. Case in point: The Atlanta publicists once cramped and outdated master bath is now a bright study in Parisian charm, thanks to a recent overhaul accomplished with the help of designer Jack Poles of J. Polos Interiors Inc.

To make the room bigger

“We wanted to make the bathroom bigger,” says Poles. “The existing cabinets and tub didn’t give a lot of space. “To create a sense of openness, Reggie and Poles enlisted contractor Michael Phelps of Southern Heritage Homes to knock out the original built-in tub and remove a hank of cabinetry with a vanity and sink that obstructed the room’s flow. To further streamline the look, they bathed the cabinets in a stunning blue hue. color- Benjamin Moore's French ToileBenjamin Moore’s French Toile, a color that informed most of Reggie’s inspiration. From just that color, the whole project came together.” -she says.


Left with a much roomier floor plan, Poles and Reggie next tackled the fixtures and finishes, opting lo infuse the space with bright, crisp updates, such as brushed nickel fixtures, raised round vessel sinks for subtle but modern appeal and gleaming while Carrara marble floors. In the corner by the window, Poles placed the room’s showstopper: an elegant freestanding tub by American Standard that boasts romantic faux-cornice edges. The ethereal draperies and tailored valance overlooking the tub complete the look, creating the perfect complement to a calming soak in the tub.


Adding jewel-like touches are a collection of curated details, including a delicate pewter and crustal chandelier hanging from above, a pair of gilded mirrors uncovered from storage, delicate wire baskets and the finishing flourish a patterned wallpaper from Thibaut whose blues, grays and greens lie in with the surrounding cabinet colors and white accents.
“Every time I go in here I’m happy.” says Reggie. “We made the room look exactly how I wanted while still working within the Country French- style of the rest of the US house.”

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