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Interior designer: Christopher Grubb, principal, Arch-Interiors Design Group (West Hills, CA) Builder: Precision Home Works Tub: Kohler Vanity: Maple, Espresso stain Basin: Amber glass by Vitraform, from Specialty Hardware & Plumbing Faucets: Altmans Nuva wall mount in oil-rubbed bronze from Specialty Hardware and Plumbing Shower stall and fittings: Kohler Flooring: Beaumaniere Light limestone from Walker Zanger; Bali for Ann Sacks stacked pebble tile in White Timor Walls: Natural weave Jonathan Stripe wallcovering by LBI Boyd in Greystone; Oyster Lustre Vintage Glass tile from Walker Zanger Bathroom flooring: Rocks and Stacked Pebble tile by Ann Sacks Lighting: Sconces by Unilight Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Scott Mayoral Preceding pages: The bathroom boasts several types of stone tile, including limestone slabs on the floor with a pebbled tile edging, chiseled wall tiles, and mosaics in the shower. A generous use of wood balances the cool surfaces. Top right and above right: Polynesian fans, decorative frames made from Chinese window screens and a painting from Vietnam add a personal touch. 30 “However, this suite is not Asian-themed. It is more a contemporary design that includes artifacts and accents drawn from throughout the East to give it depth and nuance. “Some elements are decidedly modern. The stone tiles on the bathroom walls create the impression of a single large slab of stone with chisel marks runnings though it. “To help soften the bathing space, I installed a curved tub surround. The mosaic shower tile, which glistens even when dry, is repeated on two columns at the other end of the tub. These flank a full-height waterfall wall feature.” search | save | share at An inset rug in the bedroom and a pebble tile edging around the limestone floor slabs in the bathroom help play down the size of the spaces. The hexagonal ceiling formwork and fans perform a similar role in both rooms. Spa-style luxuries include state-of-the-art Kohler amenities such as a steam shower, complete with sound system, and a tub with chromatherapy lighting. save | share | video Search 42610 at