60-140 square feet: Castle Design & MDG Renovations

By Melissa Mauzy 

Photography by Alise O'Brien 



This serene master bath was created by and for an acclaimed St. Louis interior designer’s home who wanted to create the ultimate tranquil bath experience with luxury finishes and endless clever storage solutions. Castle Design in conjunction with MDG Renovation gave the designer everything she hoped for. The soothing color palette was inspired by the designer’s favorite coastal destinations. The Phillip Jeffries Fade wallpaper in the sea spray colorway mirrors the ocean while the delicate porcelain tile mimics sand with its subtle texture. The faceted bathtub is inspired by the natural curves of seashells. With thoughtful space planning, the designers were able to maximize the 135-square-foot bath. Placing the tub across from the vanity gives an open, airy appeal, while the shower becomes its own separate space. A frosted glass panel creates a privacy niche for the toilet area. Organic materials were selected to add warmth to the space and honor the home’s tropical Asian architecture. The cabinetry features rich walnut detailing and modular, clean-lined design. Functionality abounds in the bath as the cabinets provide ample storage from the wall-mounted vanity and linear medicine cabinet to the floating base cabinet. Challenged by an existing angled beam ceiling, the designer incorporated natural walnut molding to frame the entire space and add subtle separation from the ceiling above.


Why the judges love it: This spa-like bath is so sophisticated with the use of angled beams and stained walnut. We love how clean and streamlined the look is while the colors and textures add interest.



Contractor/Remodeler: MDG Renovations 

Interior Design: Castle Design 

Tile Supplier/Installer: Premier Tile 

Plumbing fixtures: Immerse 

Lighting: Metro Lighting 

Shutters/Blinds: Hartmann & Forbes 

Wall Coverings: Phillip Jefferies 

Glass/Mirror: Wet Style 

Woodworking/Cabinetry: Wet Style 

Flooring: Premier Tile