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Architect: Michael Faust, Faust Architect, Interiors, Design (Atlanta,GA) Bathroom designer: Bill Cook, Vermilion Designs Interiors Builder: Green Mountain Builders Bathtub: Silver cross-cut travertine Vanity top: Birch stone from ATM Granite and Marble Vanity cabinet: Recycled yardsticks Faucets: Lefroy Brooks, Renaissance Tile & Bath Bathroom flooring: Silver cross-cut travertine; river rock pebble border Shower walls: Native Carolina stone Toilet: Kallista from Renaissance Tile & Bath Lighting: Antique and vintage from South of Market New fixtures: Kallista Antique fixtures: French Twist Drapes: Royal Stewart wool plaid with Brunschwig & Fils wool trim, fabricated by Interior Design Services Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by Lou Freeman save | share | plan | images Search 42596 at the room is permanently lit by firelight – parts of the ceiling even have a charred look.” Antique shingles around the dormer window and boardand-batten walls painted in a spicy caramel shade also provide an appropriate backdrop for the rustic furnishings Cook has collected over the years. “One of the features I have always wanted is a fire that can be enjoyed from the bedroom and bathroom. That is precisely what we have provided in the suite – the fire is open to both rooms.” To maximize this, Cook created a sunken tub lined with silver cross-cut travertine. The tub is positioned in front of the fireplace, and next to the shower, which in turn is lined with Appalachian stone – even the floor is pebbled. “I wanted a calm, spa-like bathroom, so the colors in here are lighter than the bedroom. We also introduced pebble borders around the travertine to soften the look and feel.” The vanity cabinetry echoes the cabinets in a mini kitchen between the bedroom and bathroom. Old yardsticks, used vertically in the small kitchen, are laid horizontally on the vanity, providing a textural, weathered patina. Facing page: Faucets for a large sunken tub in front of the fireplace are mounted into a half-wall that separates the bathroom from a mini kitchen area. Cook says there are many whimsical features in the suite – he loves to inject a sense of humor into his home interiors. Here, he added apothecary jars to the top of the mantel. There is also a bust of a pharmacist (previous page). Above left: The grotto-style shower is lined with local Appalachian stone. search | save | share at 11