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A 1930s Tudor gets a serene master bath

Initially, designer Stephanie Connolly’s clients were so focused on the 1980s-era track lighting and carpet in their new master bath that they did not notice the lack of storage in their 1930s Tudor. Fortunately, Connolly could see the bigger picture.

“There wasn’t any built-in storage in the home and not even enough space in the master bath for a chest,” remembers Connolly.

The couple had recently moved to Kansas City from San Francisco and was looking for a bathroom that was tranquil and serene.

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“They wanted something spa-like,” says Connolly. “They were looking for the space to be updated traditional in a neutral palette—and as low maintenance as possible.”

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As is typical of Tudors, the house lacked natural light. Sloped ceilings, while charming, created placement challenges.

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By incorporating unused attic space, the designer began to envision a master suite that could accommodate a double vanity, a two-person shower, and ample storage.

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“I designed a floor-to-ceiling closet, a row of drawers for clothing and additional storage under the new window bench,” Connolly says.

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“I asked recently if they were using all the new storage,” says Connolly. “Every drawer is full!”

SOURCES

Bathroom Design

Stephanie Connolly Interiors

646-339-6779

Wallpaper and Fabric

KDR Showrooms

Fixtures

Ferguson

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