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Three stunning New Orleans master bathrooms 

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click to enlarge Christina and Greg DiLeo’s master bath follows the curve of the home’s exterior wall. A wall of glass floods the room with natural light and overlooks the courtyard below.

Photo by Greg Miles

Christina and Greg DiLeo’s master bath follows the curve of the home’s exterior wall. A wall of glass floods the room with natural light and overlooks the courtyard below.

Christina and Greg DiLeo

When Christina and Greg DiLeo updated and enlarged the master bath in their historic 1964 Albert Ledner-designed home, they did so with an eye toward the architect's original vision. The original owner, Leonie Galatoire, collected materials salvaged from local sites slated for demolition and Ledner incorporated them into a house that combines antique and contemporary elements. The DiLeos followed suit, consulting Ledner for advice and carefully preserving materials from their own renovation for reuse in the new space.

 "We knew what we wanted," Christina says. "It was really important to Greg to keep the materials equally as magnificent as the materials that were originally used in the house."

 Working with architect John Chrestia and contractor Mike Fritscher, the DiLeos gutted the bath and added space by enclosing an unused portion of the balcony that wraps around the front of the round house. In place of the balcony, a wall of glass overlooks the front courtyard and illuminates the room's gleaming surfaces, which include multiple vanity mirrors, marble floors and counters, amber-colored onyx tile and minimal polished-nickel fixtures.

 A custom double-sink vanity and a series of tubular pendant fixtures of glass and polished stainless steel accentuate the exterior wall's curve. Tile saved from the home of Archbishop John Shaw (and then saved again from the former bath) was used above the built-in bar between the master bedroom and bath.



click to enlarge Washed oak cabinets by Glen Armand, drapery by Davis Draperies; Kohler sinks, calacatta gold marble from Triton Stone. - PHOTO BY GREG MILES
  • Photo by Greg Miles
  • Washed oak cabinets by Glen Armand, drapery by Davis Draperies; Kohler sinks, calacatta gold marble from Triton Stone.
click to enlarge Onyx tiles behind a Jacuzzi tub extend into the shower, which has a steam feature. - PHOTO BY GREG MILES
  • Photo by Greg Miles
  • Onyx tiles behind a Jacuzzi tub extend into the shower, which has a steam feature.

Tanga Winstead

A British wallpaper inspired by the Victorian era's classic English style is the main feature in Tanga Winstead's master bath. Though the wallpaper is patterned, its three-dimensional quality seems to expand the room.

  "It's like you are looking through the ironwork," she says.

 The bathroom is based around the slipper tub, a sculptural, free-standing piece made from limestone and resin. Winstead, the store manager and interior designer at Villa Vici, designed the wainscoting of Carrara marble subway tiles and combined it with a polka dot-patterned floor that is a mix of marbles.

click to enlarge “Cast Iron Wallpaper” by Young & Battaglia for Mineheart purchased through Spruce, tub and sink by Victoria + Albert Baths and Brizo faucets all from Southland Plumbing; pedestal table, wheatgrass water garden, and handmade chandelier of silver painted hemp and white quartz, all from Villa Vici; toilet and medicine cabinet by Kohler, polka dot Soho floor from Triton Stone. - PHOTO BY GREG MILES
  • Photo by Greg Miles
  • “Cast Iron Wallpaper” by Young & Battaglia for Mineheart purchased through Spruce, tub and sink by Victoria + Albert Baths and Brizo faucets all from Southland Plumbing; pedestal table, wheatgrass water garden, and handmade chandelier of silver painted hemp and white quartz, all from Villa Vici; toilet and medicine cabinet by Kohler, polka dot Soho floor from Triton Stone.

  Space-saving features include a recessed medicine cabinet and wall-mounted faucets above the sink, while a Lucite pedestal table provides a useful, nondistracting surface. Linen drapery covers the window and can be pulled all the way across the back of the room for texture and symmetry. The vanity is a recycled piece found on the curb and reworked by Winstead's parents. Winstead refurbished it a second time using chalk paint, a honed absolute black granite top and a vessel sink. The ceiling is painted metallic silver, and the trim is Benjamin Moore White.

click to enlarge The Bath’s British wall-paper has a 3-D quality that - visually enlarges the space. - PHOTO BY GREG MILES
  • Photo by Greg Miles
  • The Bath’s British wall-paper has a 3-D quality that visually enlarges the space.



Renee and Peter Laborde

The master bath in Renee and Peter Laborde's Uptown home was built around two ideas: Renee's love for contemporary design and the color white. In search of the whitest marble she could find, Renee chose statuary marble, using it for the counters, shower surround and floors. A thick mitered edge was applied to the counters for a modern look, while the floors and shower walls were covered with rectangular tile. To keep things sleek, Renee used minimalist fixtures throughout and designed a shower nook for hiding bottles and soaps out of view. Other than the marble's natural veining, the only pattern is the gray and white linen shade designed and fabricated by Renee.

"The shade has a softening effect," Renee says. "I didn't want the room to be too stark."

click to enlarge Iceland tub by Boffi, Aboutwater by Fantini & Boffi fixtures, Poggenpohl cabinets from Nordic Kitchens & Baths, - sconces by Boyd Lighting, statuary marble countertops from Triton Stone and fabricated by Mediterranean Tile; monogrammed linens, bathmats and tissue holders from Leontine Linens, Lucite bench from Villa Vici, contractor Michael Carbine, mirror and glass shower encasement from Mike McGill, - Parish Glass.  - Paint color, Benjamin Moore Super White. - PHOTO BY GREG MILES
  • Photo by Greg Miles
  • Iceland tub by Boffi, Aboutwater by Fantini & Boffi fixtures, Poggenpohl cabinets from Nordic Kitchens & Baths, sconces by Boyd Lighting, statuary marble countertops from Triton Stone and fabricated by Mediterranean Tile; monogrammed linens, bathmats and tissue holders from Leontine Linens, Lucite bench from Villa Vici, contractor Michael Carbine, mirror and glass shower encasement from Mike McGill, Parish Glass.

    Paint color, Benjamin Moore Super White.
click to enlarge A detail of the curtain over the bathtub. - PHOTO BY GREG MILES
  • Photo by Greg Miles
  • A detail of the curtain over the bathtub.
click to enlarge Painting of boats by Gretchen Howard. - PHOTO BY GREG MILES
  • Photo by Greg Miles
  • Painting of boats by Gretchen Howard.
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