This white master bath features a freestanding tub and onyx slabs.

Photo By David Christensen for Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens

Symmetrical Master Bath With Soaking Tub, Window and Onyx Slab Floor

The stunning master bath’s story begins with its materials. “To achieve that quintessential Cali vibe, we used calm colorways and focused our attention on bringing nature into the design,” says Cydney Mitchell. The hand-crafted and hand-glazed terracotta tile from Morocco and the dramatic onyx slabs were inspired by the rocky cliffs and seas of earth tones of the California coast.” That all sounds quite logical, but the execution was tricky. “The biggest factor in the symmetrical space is that we wanted to draw your eye to the beautiful iron window with a tub set in the center,” Mitchell explains. “We then added the four book-matched slabs, and from there felt it would only work if both sides were also consistently symmetrical, leaving no distractions for the eye. Funny enough, we explored close to 25 various layouts and revisions to the plans before we settled on the final design.”