For clients seeking the perfect refuge, redraw the master bathroom into a masterful home spa. Although high-tech amenities may be hot buttons, don't overlook your choice of materials. The programmable whirlpool is just a trendy tub until nestled in a honed marble surround or custom-milled cabinetry. Here is a range of well-designed settings.White robes optional
Create a clean, ultra-modern day spa with a minimalist decor, gleaming chrome fixtures and acid-etched glass that brings light in.
Photo: Paul Warchol
Offer clients with Parisian dreams an elegantly curved mirror, porcelain console lavatory and petite sconces for a complete boutique hotel look.
BraytonHughes Design Studios
Photo: John Sutton
A massive slab of blue-veined granite, with its edge left raw, sets the stage for this Old World retreat. Furniture-style vanities, chandeliers and sconces coupled with a glassed-in shower with his-and-her doors elevate this bath to spa status.
Photo: Ken Vaughan
Lighting variety blends the rich colors of the custom bamboo cabinetry, Roman travertine tile and vanity with glass mosaic.
DeWitt Designer Kitchens
Photo: Suki Medencevic
Even at 400-square-feet, this master bathroom feels intimate. Aside from the decadent multi-feature shower, not shown, and two-person whirlpool with fireplace, luxury means ample counter space for beauty treatments and a place to display art.
Ruth Mortensen, Susan Fredman and Associates
Photo: Nick Novelli