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Monochrome magic Sleek in black and white, glass and steel, this remodeled master bathroom is a nod to the subtle Art Deco styling evident in the rest of the 80-year-old house Above: This remodeled master bathroom features sandblasted glass walls that bring light into a long, formerly dark hallway. The crisp, pared-back design presents a modern take on the Mondrian style, says designer Shelly Handman. Facing page: The shower occupies the full width of the bathroom at one end. This features backpainted glass walls. The gray veining in the Calacatta Gold vanity top is echoed by the color of the paint and tiles. 58 Interior designers are often asked to create a contemporary interior, but invariably this is with a soft edge. For this bathroom renovation, however, there was no softening required – the owner wanted a slick, sharp, edited look. Designer Shelly Handman says the new bathroom replaces a Japanese-styled room with a huge soaking tub that took up most of the space. The bathroom was also very enclosed and compartmentalized. “The new owner wanted a much more open, flowing space, and it was important to bring light into the long, dark hallway leading to the search | save | share at bedroom,” Handman says. “Consequently, the existing walls were replaced with very sleek Mondrian-style glass and steel partitions that pay homage to the subtle Deco styling that can be seen in the baseboards and mouldings. “We played with different glass opacities within the space – the glass beside the hallway is sandblasted to allow plenty of diffuse light to pass through. To provide more privacy in the toilet room, these glass walls are laminated, while the shower walls are clear glass.” Sharp contrast is created between the powdercoated black steel and the crisp, white