2020 CID Award Winner Spotlight: Lux Modern Master Suite


At Coverings Connected in April 2020, we virtually honored 12 outstanding projects that demonstrated spectacular craftsmanship and creativity in the use of tile & stone. This week we’re putting the spotlight on the Residential Stone Design: Small winner.

Residential Stone Design: Small Winner
Lux Modern Master Suite
Angela Todd Studios
Hood River, OR

This master bathroom expressed modern luxury with a warm Northwest vibe. Though the bathroom is impressive architecturally, it feels approachable and well-edited. The soft matte texture of the walnut wood, limestone flooring and marble, juxtapositions with the polished granite, and glass and metal elements.

All pieces and parts work together to elevate the look while still giving an airy, earthy vibe. Our project was located in a small city called Hood River. There were no stone fabricators in the city who were able to take on such a complex fabrication job.

The difficultly included the finished size of items to be fabricated and installed—not to mention the sheer number of slabs needed for the whole home build.

The master bathroom required 10 slabs of stone to template in total: countertops, backsplash and the shower bench (5 slabs), and the baseboards and shower walls (5 slabs). In addition, several decisions required consulting with the stone fabricator when the house was being framed to achieve the look we desired.

The cantilevered bench and shower walls required specific framing and tolerances for weight. And since the goal of the baseboards finished look was to have them flush vertically with the gypsum, our team had to be attuned to communicating those expectations early on to many on our team including the fabricator.

In some cases, architecture was adjusted for drainage, weight and extra support. The marble solid slabs also required early fabrication and delivery on site before the windows were installed in the tub and shower room. (Otherwise there would be no way to safely bring them into the space.)

The countertops were edge mitered seamlessly, and the backsplash and the custom mirror were designed to be the same projection to give a more modern look.

Do you have a recently completed project that features innovative design and installation of tile & stone? Consider entering it to the 2021 CID Awards – the submission portal will open this fall.