Old World styling meets 21st-century convenience and function in
this award-winning master bath designed by Jeannie Fulton of
Ridgewood, NJ-based Ulrich Inc.
“The homeowner desired timeless beauty mixed with modern
conveniences for this design,” explains Fulton. And, that’s exactly
what she delivered.
Details, such as a hand-made Venetian mirror and heavy use of
marble mosaics and crystal throughout the design, create the
soothing ambience of an Old World bath straight out of France or
“The mosaics were used as a horizontal line, uninterrupted,
around the room,” the designer points out. Marble with a marble
mosaic medallion adorns the bath’s floor.
A ceiling medallion centers a crystal chandelier from Moser
Lighting, which augments the sconces, also from Moser, she further
All-white cabinetry from Sterling, along with French Vanilla
Marble countertops, add to the “Modern Timelessness” of the design
while adding storage and function for the homeowner, notes
In fact, “combining a vaulted barrel ceiling around the tub with
glass-faced cabinetry created additional storage and display
areas,” she says.
Additionally, a pedestal sink from St. Thomas Creations combines
with cabinetry for storage and a sit-down area for make-up.
Function is also seen in the types of plumbing fixtures Fulton
installed, such as the TOTO USA toilet and the customized, tiled
shower. “The oversized shower [even] allowed for the placement of a
French marble bench,” she adds.
Lastly, a jetted Jacuzzi tub adds not only function, but also a
spa-like atmosphere, believes Fulton. The positioning of the Pella
window over the tub provides a view of the pool in the homeowner’s
backyard. “It also serves to enhance the stream of daylight over
the tub,” she says.