Coastal Living featured “Cozy Little Hideaways” and featured a bathroom design by J. Banks Designs.
With streaming light, a screen of palms, and a tub for soaking away the world, even a five-star resort can’t beat the serenity of this corner bath on Spring Island in South Carolina. We’ll hold your calls.
Channel the Ocean: Four-by-four glass tile ooring makes the room feel as if it’s oating above the sea’s aqua surface (and creates a colorful counterpoint to the bright white palette). Each tile is slightly varied, mimicking the appearance of moving water.
Let the Light In: Café-style plantation shutters leave the upper windows clear to usher in plenty of light; the surrounding palms are like graphic natural art.
Add Character: The cast-iron claw-footed tub is be tting an island manor house. Its carved mahogany legs contrast the floor’s sleek glass with a bit of age.
Clear the Air: Greenery helps connect the bath to the landscape. Plus, houseplants such as devil’s ivy and Boston fern are air-purifiers—fitting add-ons for a proper spa.