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2018 Idea House | Beds and Baths

Built to sleep eleven of your closest family and friends, each of the bedrooms and baths at the TOH 2018 Idea House was designed with a distinctly different vibe, and plenty of comfortable amenities.

Suite Flexibility

A first-floor master bedroom with bath offers homeowners the option of moving into it now—or later. It would be just as welcoming as a guest or in-law suite. The bedroom looks sharp with a bold black, white, and green color scheme. Simply trimmed clerestory windows below the curved cove crown molding usher in light while blocking views of the neighbors; tall tri-muntin casement windows look out over the deep backyard.

PAINT: Glidden’s Brunswick (accent wall)

T&G POPLAR CEILING PANELING: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

LIGHT FIXTURES: Clarkson Lighting

KING BED, SHEETS, AND BED PILLOWS: Sleep Number

BED FRAME: Porch & Den

QUILT: Barn Red Quiltworks

GREEN ACCENT PILLOWS: Malabar

RUG: AllModern

WINDOW TREATMENTS AND BED SHAMS: Smith & Noble

GARDEN STOOL: Hayneedle

Mirror Image

Photo by cynthia brown studio

A sliding barn door, mirrored on both sides, leads to the master bathroom where the high-contrast theme continues.

PAINT: Glidden's Black Magic

MIRRORED BARN DOOR: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

ROMAN SHADES: Smith & Noble

FLOOR TILE: Merola

Tile-and-Glass Attraction

Photo by Nat Rea

The custom vanity maximizes storage with drawers as well as an open shelf; toe-kick LED lighting alleviates having to fumble around in the dark.

PAINT: Glidden’s Black Magic (walls)

VANITY AND BUILT-INS: Sweenor Builders Mill Shop

HARDWARE: House of Antique Hardware

FIXTURES: Sink and Faucets by DXV

SHOWER FITTINGS: GROHE

SCONCES: Clarkson Lighting

TILE: Floor, Shower Floor, Shower & Vanity Walls by Merola Tile

SHOWER WATERPROOFING SYSTEM, ELECTRIC IN-FLOOR HEATING, and TILE EDGING & TRIM PROFILES: Schluter-Systems

GLASS SHOWER ENCLOSURE: Hareld Glass

Universal Design Shower

Photo by cynthia brown studio

The shower is more than just a glistening tile-and-glass attraction; it features a curbless design and a drop-down bench to make it ultra-functoinal for users of every age and ability.

SHOWER FITTINGS: Grohe

TILE: Shower Floor, Shower Wall, by Merola

SHOWER WATERPROOFING SYSTEM, BATHROOM ELECTRIC IN-FLOOR HEATING, EDGING PROFILES AND TRIM: Schluter-Systems

GLASS SHOWER ENCLOSURE: Hareld Glass

WINDOW: Andersen

PHOTOGRAPH: Cynthia Brown Studio

Smart Undercounter Storage

Photo by Talia Sweenor / Sweenor Builders

The Sweenor Mill Shop maximized storage in the downstairs master bathroom custom vanity by crafting drawers to fit neatly around the plumbing under the sink.

VANITY: Sweenor Builders Mill Shop

DRAWER PULLS: House of Antique Hardware

Hidden Benefits

Photo by Cynthia Brown Studio

Tucked behind a privacy wall, a comtemporary wall-mounted toilet, with its tank buried beneath the studs, contributes to the sleek aesthetic.

PAINT: Glidden's Black Magic

TOILET: DXV

ROMAN SHADE: Smith & Noble

FLOOR TILE: Merola Tile

DOOR & TRIM: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

LIGHTING CONTROLS: Leviton

ARTWORK: Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design

Charmed Powder Room

Photo by Nat Rea

The powder room on the ground floor picks up on the black-and-green color scheme and gets its vintage charm from vertical shiplap wainscoting, old-school penny-round floor tile, and a modern spin on classic candle-style sconces. Malachite-patterned wallpaper makes the ceiling a focal point and is repeated in a trim for the round mirror.

PAINT: Glidden’s Black Magic (trim), Swan White (walls & nickel gap)

NICKEL GAP: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

FLOOR TILE: Merola Tile

ROMAN SHADE: Smith & Noble

WALLPAPER (ON CEILING): Malachite by York

SCONCES: Clarkson Lighting

QUARTZ COUNTERTOP: Dekton by Cosentino

VESSEL SINK: American Standard

FAUCET: DXV

New Life for an Old Dresser

Modern Sink Nat Rea

The dresser-turned-vanity is finished with a washstand-style top in glossy marble-look quartz, a wall-mounted faucet, and a simple vessel sink.

QUARTZ COUNTERTOP: Dekton by Cosentino

VESSEL SINK: American Standard

FAUCET: DXV

DRAWER PULLS: House of Antique Hardware

Relaxation Scene

Photo by Nat Rea

Simple, streamlined furnishings and an earth-toned color palette set the scene for relaxation in the second-floor master ensuite. A glossy, white-painted tongue-and-groove ceiling adds a textural contrast to the natural wood surfaces in the room.

PAINT: Glidden's Colonial White (walls)

LIGHTING: Pendants and Lamp by Circa Lighting

KING BED, SHEETS, MATTRESS PAD AND BED PILLOWS: Sleep Number

FURNISHINGS , RUG, AND BED QUILT: Hayneedle

WINDOW TREATMENTS: Smith & Noble

Light-Filled Zen Zone

Photo by Nat Rea

A built-in niche above the headboard provides a convenient place to display collected objects. And a comfy leather club chair, perfectly positioned to catch the rays of the morning sun, provides a welcome place for morning coffee and a good read.

KING BED, SHEETS, PILLOWS: Sleep Number

RUG, FURNISHINGS, PILLOWS, BED QUILT: Hayneedle

PENDANT LIGHT: Clarkson Lighting

DRAPES: Smith & Noble

A Smarter Sleep

Photo by Cynthia Brown Studio

For supreme comfort, the king-size "smart" bed has an adjustable base and split mattress that allows both sides to raise and lower independently at the head, while the foot of the bed can adjust as one.

MATTRESS, PAD, PILLLOWS, ADJUSTABLE BASE, LINENS: Sleep Number

PENDANT LIGHT: Clarkson Lighting

RUG, FURNISHINGS, DECORATIVE PILLOWS, QUILT: Hayneedle

Peaceful and Private

Photo by Cynthia Brown Studio

Small clerestory windows set high in the wall adjacent to a neighboring property are outfited with textured shades to let in daylight from above, while preventing views into the bedroom area. A mirrored sliding barn door leads to the master bath, where the serene color scheme and tranquil vibe continues.

PAINT: Glidden's Colonial White

MIRRORED BARN DOOR: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

ROMAN SHADES: Smith & Noble

TABLE LAMP: Circa Lighting

RUG, FURNISHINGS, ACCESSORIES: Hayneedle

ARTWORK: Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design

Spa-Like Retreat

Photo by Nat Rea

The second-floor master suite’s bath is a spa-like retreat with a soaking tub and tiled shower, in calming beige, white, and wood tones. The custom vanity is flanked by tall storage cabinets; toe-kick lighting is both pretty and practical.

PAINT: Glidden's Colonial White (walls)

VANITY & BUILT-INS: Sweenor Builders Mill Shop

TUB AND FIXTURES: DXV

COUNTERTOP AND ACCENTS: Silestone by Cosentino

TILE: Floor, Shower Wall, Accents by Merola Tile

TILE EDGING AND TRIM PROFILES: Schluter-Systems

LIGHTING: Pendant and Sconces from Clarkson Lighting

WINDOW TREATMENT: Smith & Noble

Shimmering Shower

Photo by Nat Rea

The generously-sized shower in the second-floor master bathroom features a built-in bench and shimmering wall of shell mosaic tile that is accented with LED lighting.

PAINT: Glidden's Colonial White

TILE: Floor, Mosaic, Shower Wall by Merola Tile

BENCH SEAT & TRIM: Silestone by Cosentino

TILE EDGING, TRIM PROFILES, and FLOOR WARMING: Schluter-Systems

LIGHTING CONTROLS: Leviton

SHOWER ENCLOSURE: Hareld Glass

HVAC (not shown): Bryant

HOT WATER HEATER (not shown): Rinnai

Subtle Surfaces

Photo by Cynthia Brown Studio

Pearlescent shell mosaic tile frames the oversized mirror; subtle hints of gray, beige, and mustard veining in the high-performance quartz vanity top complete the look.

UNDERMOUNT SINK, FAUCET and TOWEL RING: DXV

COUNTERTOP: Silestone by Cosentino

TILE BACKSPLASH: Merola Tile

GLOBE PENDANT FIXTURE: Clarkson Lighting

VENTILATION: Panasonic

Soothing Soak

Photo by Cynthia Brown Studio

A walnut tray caddy sits astride a deep, freestanding soak tub, perfect for housing an array of pampering accessories. Seashell mosaic tile in the LED-lit wall niche provides an iridescent backdrop.

FREESTANDING TUB AND FLOOR-MOUNT FAUCET: DXV

MOSAIC TILE: Merola Tile

LED LIGHTING: Circa Lighting

TRAY CADDY: Amazon.com

It’s a Colorful Life

Photo by Nat Rea

“There’s a coziness to having living space tucked under the roofline,” says architect Carlson. In the second-floor bunk room, gray-blue paint with a hint of green covers the ceiling as well as angled walls that reflect the roof’s steep pitch, creating a perfect room for cocooning. A patterned rug, polka-dot bed linens, even a pop-up teepee, continue the color theme.

PAINT: Glidden’s Mountain Stream (walls and ceiling)

FURNISHINGS & DECOR: Bunk Bed, Indoor Rug, Duvet Set, and Accent Lamp from Hayneedle. Teepee by MOMA Home.

QUEEN BED, SHEETS, AND BED PILLOWS: Sleep Number

DRAPES: Smith & Noble

Forest Bunk

Photo by Nat Rea

A vinyl mural depicting a forest landscape adds a dreamy touch to the second-floor bunk room.

PAINT: Glidden's Mountain Stream (ceiling and walls)

MURAL WALL COVERING: Blue Décor Murals via Etsy

BUNK BED, RUG: Hayneedle

DRAPES: Smith & Noble

Serene Retreat

Photo by Nat Rea

Throughout the house, shades of blue brighten a predominantly neutral backdrop. Here, aqua blues mix with teal greens in the second-floor guest bedroom, designed to be a serene retreat.

PAINT: Glidden’s Morning Song (walls)

UPHOLSTERED BED, MATTRESS PAD, SHEETS, PILLOWS: Sleep Number

WINDOW TREATMENTS and CUSTOM DUVET COVER: Smith & Noble

RUG, CHAIR, STOOL: Hayneedle

LIGHTING: Lamp and Ceiling Fixture by Circa Lighting

Plush and Peaceful

Photograph Courtesy Nat Rea

An ivory linen upholstered headboard provides plush comfort, setting off the floral-themed textiles. Custom valances give curtains an architectural framework with a scaled-up version of the curved crown molding that appears in most of the rooms.

PAINT: Glidden's Morning Song

BED, MATTRESS, MATTRESS PAD, SHEETS, PILLOWS: Sleep Number

WINDOW TREATMENTS AND CUSTOM DUVET: Smith & Noble

LAMP: Circa Lighting

Dazzling Hues

Photo by Nat Rea

A high-gloss floating vanity lends a vivid look in the second-floor shared bathroom, where the walls and countertop provide bright-white contrast. The laminate cabinetry’s dazzling hue picks up the shower’s accent tile (reflected in the mirror).

PAINT: Glidden's White on White

CUSTOM VANITY: Sweenor Builders Mill Shop

COUNTERTOP: Silestone by Cosentino

HARDWARE: House of Antique Hardware

FIXTURES: Sink, Faucet by American Standard

LIGHTING: Circa Lighting

TILE: Merola Tile

Tile Cascade

Photo by Nat Rea

The second-floor shared bath’s tiled shower features a design that mimics water cascading down the wall.

TILE: Merola Tile

ROMAN SHADE: Smith & Noble

CHROME SHOWERHEAD, FITTINGS: American Standard

SHOWER GLASS: Hareld Glass

VIP Treatment

Photo by Nat Rea

Shiplap walls, plantation shutters, a coral-hued accent in the dormered ceiling, and pickled oak floors add up to a luxurious beach-house look in the guest suite above the garage. There are glam touches, too, from the beaded chandelier to the starburst mirror. “I call this my ‘she shed,’ a separate living space off the main house that functions as a guesthouse or weekend retreat,” says interior designer Kristen Martone. Operated by remote control, the retractable queen-size Murphy bed slides up into the back of the cabinetry, leaving just the bookcase and flat-screen TV to be enjoyed from the comfort of the sofa.

PAINT: Glidden’s Swan White (walls), and Coral Blush (gable accent)

BUILT-INS: Signature Custom Cabinetry

SHIPLAP WALL PANELING, FLOORING: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

LIGHTING: Chandelier, Ceiling fan by Clarkson Lighting

GUEST SUITE FURNISHINGS: Cabot House

RETRACTABLE MURPHY BED: Zoom-Room

SHUTTERS: Smith & Noble

Murphy Bed

Photo by Nat Rea

The garage guest suite’s Murphy bed retracts into the cabinetry when not in use, freeing up circulation space.

SHIPLAP WALL PANELING, DOOR, WHITE OAK FLOORS: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

MURPHY BED CABINETRY: Signature Custom Cabinetry

RETRACTABLE QUEEN-SIZE MURPHY BED: Zoom-Room

BEDDING: Sleep Number

FURNISHINGS: Cabot House

RUG: Dash & Albert

CEILING FAN: Clarkson LIghting

TABLE LAMPS: Circa Lighting

SHUTTERS & CUSTOM ACCENT PILLOWS: Smith & Noble

Guest Suite Dining

Photo by Nat Rea

The guest suite above the garage includes a dining area with wicker chairs clustered at the round table; a forest-filled wall covering, shiplap walls, and white oak floors create an interplay of wood-themed elements.

PAINT: Glidden's Coral Blush (gable accent wall)

WALL COVERING: Cole & Son

SHIPLAP, FLOORING,STAIR PARTS: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

LIGHT FIXTURE: Clarkson Lighting

TABLE, CHAIRS: Cabot House

ARTWORK: Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design

Guest Suite Sitting Area

Photo by Nat Rea

A vaulted ceiling painted in eye-catching coral follows the angles of the garage’s front-facing gable, enlivening the guest suite’s sitting area.

PAINT: Glidden’s Swan White (walls) and Coral Blush (gable accent)

SHIPLAP WALL PANELING, FLOORING: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

CHANDELIER: Clarkson Lighting

FURNISHINGS: Cabot House

SHUTTERS: Smith & Noble

Guest Suite Bathroom

Photo by cynthia brown studio

Floor tile set in a chevron pattern draws the eye into the guest quarters bathroom, with a stand-alone country-style vanity and shower-tub surrounded by glistening white subway tile.

SINK, FAUCET, TOILET, TOWEL BAR: American Standard

TILE: Floor, Wall Tile by Merola Tile

WINDOW: Andersen

LIGHTING: Clarkson Lighting

VENTILATION: Panasonic

ARTWORK: Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design

Playful Shower Niche

Photo by Cynthia Brown Studio

Chrome profiles provide a clean edge for the sapphire-colored penny round tiles that line the twin niches set into the guest quarters' tub-shower walls.

TILE: Merola Tile

PROFILE EDGE: Schluter-Systems