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Interior designer: Elina Katsioula-Beall, DeWitt Designer Kitchens (Pasadena, CA) Construction: Michael McAlister, High Road Construction Vanity: Bamboo vanity by Serrao Cabinets, glass counter by Ultra Glass Cabinetry: Bamboo with gray wash Basin: Frosted vessel sink by Kraus Faucets: Kraus Waterfall in Satin Nickel Hot water systems: Steam shower by Mr Steam Shower fittings: Shower control, body sprays and rainhead by Moen Shower stall: Curved Starphire glass door and panels by Campbell Glass Flooring: Carrara mosaic by Canyon Tile & Stone Wallcoverings: Bay Matrix Bamboo tile and Carrara marble by Molise Marble & Granite Flooring: Grey porcelain tile from Canyon Stone & Tile Toilet: Toto Lighting: Recessed halogens by Halo; curved track by WAC; shower fiber optics by Lighting Design Concepts Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Suki Medencevic Above and above right: One half-wall morphs into the curve of the steam shower enclosure. Vertical strips of mosaic green glass call to mind bamboo shoots. The concave shower seat was custom-made for the owner. The windows sport the only straight lines in the design, because housing restric tions meant they couldn’t be altered. 56 use of curves might seem indulgent in a limited space, here everything is set out to maximize use. For example, the half-wall that arcs around the toilet makes extra room available on the vanity countertop. Besides interwoven flowing forms, layers add to the room’s sense of mystery. As well as the suspended glass vanity top, there are niches cut into the various wall planes, to accommodate a floating full-length mirror, a warming ladder, a towel rack, and toilet rolls. “The builder who created this room for us, Michael McAlister, also works in special search | save | share at effects in Hollywood, and knew how to bring the design together in an exciting way,” says Katsioula-Beall. “For example, the glass sink is lit through the drain with a green LED light, and the shower bench has chromatherapy fiber optics set beneath it.” Perhaps the most natural aspect of the space is the use of bamboo, seen on the curved vanity front and the end of the pull-out storage tower. save | share | images Search 42609 at