Room We Love: A Rustic Cotswold Bathroom

Crystal Nagel Designs a Bright Room for a Mountain-Inspired Cotswold Home
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Crystal NagelOwner of Design by Crystal Nagel, works with the Halley Douglas Homes team to oversee the design and construction of their high-end homes. When they designed a modern stone and siding home in the Cotswolds last year, Nagel had a young family in mind. She made sure there was an open floor plan with a home office, a spacious mudroom, plenty of storage, and a master bath that matched the home’s mountain lodge aesthetic. “We give each house its own personality,” says Nagel. “We called this the ‘modern mountain’ and used lots of natural wood and stone materials in every piece.”

VANITY LOUNGE

Nagel wanted the 5,000 square foot home to have a master bathroom with a “wow factor.” The bathroom, which connects to a spacious closet, has a freestanding tub, enclosed toilet, and a hickory vanity with his and hers sinks. “That vanity was a commitment, but it gives a richness to the space,” she says. “It’s the focal point of the bathroom, and it matches the cedar beams
in the family room and the white oak banister.

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TAP THE MUSHROOM

For the vanity, Nagel opted for a white quartz countertop, which is easier to maintain than granite or marble, and matte black hardware by Jeffrey Alexander. She painted the space in Snowbound by Sherwin-Williams and installed cylindrical wall sconces by Generation Lighting on either side of the mirrors. For the floor, she chose Nero Marquina marble. “Black marble tile is different from the typical gray you see in many specific homes,” says Nagel. “The hexagonal tiles add some visual interest, and the white veins are really pretty.”

WELCOME TO THE HOUSE

Nagel was on hand with his future home buyer: Shortly after finishing in early 2021, a young couple with a toddler purchased it. They wanted a move-in ready home with some personality, and they loved the modern lodge style. “Special homes can get a bad rap because people think builders put the cheapest fixtures on sale,” Nagel says, “but this one has nice finishes that give it a clean, modern look.”

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