BOTY 2016: Elegant, Timeless Design

Schneider Kennedy Design, Platinum winner, 126-200 square feet

Edited by Melissa Mauzy
Photography by Tom Chlebowski, That One Summer Photography


Elegant, Timeless Design

With visions of a luxury master bathroom that was also executed with occupant health in mind, the homeowners turned to designer David Schneider of Schneider Kennedy to complete the project. Along with indoor air quality and health concerns, the homeowners’ list of wants included a freestanding tub, large shower, separate water closet and respect to the original architecture of the home. The biggest challenges were building a bathroom in a 112-year-old home where one had never existed as well as finding a contractor that could follow the regulations, laws and protocols to protect human health. 

All the materials in the home are vetted, and protocols were created to meet and exceed guidelines for hazards such as lead paint and asbestos. The tile is all porcelain to avoid the need for sealing. The cabinetry was locally built and finished with low-emitting materials, and all the sealants, adhesives and caulks used were low or no VOCs as were primers and paints. Aesthetically, the bathroom integrates the iconic St. Louis Fleur de lis. 

Why the judges love it:
This beautifully designed bathroom is not over the top. We love the curved cabinetry and curved wainscoting panel. The tile detail is great, especially the way the designer incorporated the fleur de lis. The little pop of dark in the light floor tile carries the detail throughout the space.

Designer: Schneider Kennedy Design, 314-374-6001
Tile: ISC Surfaces, 314-994-7100
Granite: Unique Stone Concepts, 314-384-3832
Granite installer: K&D Countertops, 618-224-9630
Cabinetry: McMillan Cabinetmakers, 314-644-4535
Plumbing fixtures: Ferguson, 636-519-7299
Painter: Creative Colour Painting, 314-626-3848
Wallcoverings: Flanagan Paint & Supply, 314-421-0678 
Glass/Mirror: C. Bennett, 636-379-9886
Woodworking: Tree Court Builders Supply, 636-225-7717