In a waterfront property on the far eastern edge of Shelter Island, N.Y., architect Jack Wettling used a palette of crisp white accented with sea blue to create a relaxing master bathroom. “The colors draw in the views from the picturesque Coecles Harbor,” he says. A judicious use of high-end stone — in the marble tub surround and a narrow marble border on the wall — lends a luxe look without breaking the bank.
When designer Tara Seawright’s clients bought an outdated waterside cottage, they turned to her for help modernizing the space on a tight budget. “By painting the floors a bright white and using strategic pops of color — like a colorful shower curtain — against a neutral background, we gave the home a more current look,” says the designer.
It’s the little details that give the HGTV Dream Home 2015 master bathroom the luxurious touch interior designer Linda Woodrum was hoping for. “Trying to create the sense of a five-star hotel is very important," she says. “I think that’s the experience you have when you walk into the space.”