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Watery embrace An emphasis on curves and layers give this powder room a surreal presence, yet functionality is optimized at every turn Above: This bathroom by Elina Katsioula-Beall of DeWitt Designer Kitchens accentuates soft lines and layering. Next to the curved vanity, a storage tower is tucked into the wall, saving space. Niches are cut into the wall planes, including one for towels and another to house the wall mirror. Facing page: Seen here in reflection, the niche for the towel warmer has a rippled surface. The rear wall is flat – only the mirror’s shape curves. 54 There are no straight lines in nature so why design a room that’s dedicated to pampering the curvaceous human form in a linear style? This other-worldly bathroom was created by designer Elina Katsioula-Beall for owner Chris Newton, who requested a design celebrating curved lines, with a generous use of bamboo. The original bathroom had a galley-style layout and was modest in size. To gain valuable space, the side walls were pushed back by six inches, and all shower services, the toilet cistern and a retractable storage tower were set into an adjacent room, says Katsioula-Beall. search | save | share at “We replaced the existing tub with a large steam shower with an S-shaped enclosure, door and soffit, and a concave bench, custom shaped to Newton’s body,” says Katsioula-Beall. The softened lines continue throughout, and can be seen on the S-shaped vanity which transforms into one of two curved half-walls that enclose the toilet area. In addition, the vanity mirror meets the marble wall in an organic line, top and bottom. This extends into the shower enclosure. Even the lighting track follows a snaking line. The designer says that while the generous