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Onyx features in this bathroom by Landry Design

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A bathroom finished almost completely in stone might sound overdone. However, when the stone in question is a soft white onyx and every slab has been hand picked and matched for tone and the quality of vein, the effect is enchanting.

Twenty-seven slabs of onyx went into this bathroom, says designer Todd Riley of Landry Design Group.

"The owner requested a contemporary feel for the bathroom with this refined material. To this end, we finished the floor, walls, tub deck and countertops in onyx.

"A feature of the space is the backlit front facade of the tub, which casts a serene glow that highlights the translucence of the stone and delicate veining.

"The tub design was born out of the idea of backlighting the front panel. This led to the insets on all open sides, and in turn the block corner elements," says Riley.

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In addition to the illuminated panels, the stone has been used in a variety of other ways. It appears in slab form on the walls and tub, and as tiles on the floor. In the shower area, the stone has a tighter tile format, with the grouting providing a good grip underfoot.

"Counterpoints to the stone surfaces come from the zebrawood fronting the vanity and framing the two mirrors above. The wraparound edges of the vanity also echo the look of the tub," Riley says.

"The glass stall allows the occupant to take in the views while showering – and ensures the onyx wall behind is on show."

First published date: 18 September 2012

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Credit List

Architect Richard Landry, Landry Design Group (Los Angeles, CA)
Interior designer David Phoenix, David Phoenix Interior Design
Builder McCoy Construction
Tub Air by Toto
Vanity White onyx slab
Cabinetry Zebrawood, stained
Basin Lloyd undermount by Toto
Faucets THG Profil, Lalique Inlay
Shower stall, floors and walls White Onyx slab fabricated by Rubin Marble and Granite