Whisper of Luxury

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Story by Ann Butenas     |     Photography by Matt Kocourek

When remodeling a bathroom in the home, it’s probably a safe bet to assume you would want it to be a reflection of your personal style while at the same time delivering all the comfort you need and deserve. Equally important are the fixtures and amenities that provide the bathroom with its functionality and style. This particular master bath remodel hit all the high notes, turning the owner’s dream into reality.

Overseen by Brenda Freebern, designer and owner of Picture Perfect Interiors, this spa-like retreat captures myriad elements, textures and contrasts to fully integrate a space that creates the perfect setting for a shower, vanity, and tub to work cohesively while at the same time providing an aesthetically pleasing palette.

“We kept the original cabinets and simply repainted them and added linear pulls, but everything else in this bathroom is new,” noted Freebern, who opened up a wall to allow for the see-through shower. 

“This bathroom has lots of textures running through it, complemented by cooler colors.”

Hanging gracefully above the room, the chandelier casts the perfect light for the stage below. The split face ledgestone backsplash provides the necessary texture and shade variation to delight the eye. The accompanying recessed mirrors and acrylic lighting fixtures above add to the overall ambiance and peaceful mood, incorporating added texture and shine.

The granite countertops set in harmony with the oversized porcelain tile on the floor, which in turn seamlessly tie into the tiled shower with sliced pebble flooring and linear glass and ceramic accent feature. Dual shower heads, one with a removable head and hose, offer the functionality piece of the space.

The formerly framed-in oversized tub was replaced with a free standing statement-making piece sitting just below the window that is outfitted with a Hunter Douglas Silhouette Duolite blind plus a black out shade behind it for complete darkness.

“My overall goal in this bathroom was to make the new elements look like they always belonged here,” emphasized Freebern. To that end, she has created a serene and practical retreat with a whisper of luxury. 


  • Interior Designer: Picture Perfect Interiors
  • Carver Tub: Kitchens & Baths by Briggs
  • Chandelier: Cyan Design
  • Faucets & Shower Fixture: Kitchens & Baths by Briggs
  • Paint: Sherwin Williams
  • Painter: Fritz Painting
  • Shower Glass: Classic Shower Door
  • Tile and Stone Premier: Jaeckel from Premier Tile
  • Tile Installation: Unique Stone and Tile

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