Homeowner Pam Burden wanted the master bath in her oceanside home to feel like a European spa while still holding onto some old southern charm.


With the help of designer Susan Lovelace, Pam Burden mixed and matched the best of European design with fine southern antiques to create a spectacular spa-like bathroom. The spa feeling starts with the luxurious contoured stainless-steel tub.


Sitting on top of the sparkling, ocean-blue silestone countertop is an elegant infinity sink. One of the most awesome features in this bathroom can’t always be seen. A television is hidden behind the wall mirror, above the sink, and can only be seen when it is turned on. The location of the TV allows the homeowners to watch it while sitting in the bathtub.


The most remarkable feature in this master bath is the floor-to-ceiling statuary marble shower. The walk-in shower has three large tinted windows, allowing for fabulous ocean views. To complete the spa experience, a sauna was built right next to the shower.


The most decidedly southern accent in the room is 100-year-old antique doors that came from an old Louisiana plantation home. The homeowner left the finish intact with its warm patina and aged hardware.


For privacy, the toilet and adjustable bidet are tucked away in a separate water closet.

HGTV. Mix-and-Match Master Bath, [Online]. Web address: http://www.hgtv.com/bathrooms/mix-and-match-master-bath/pictures/index.html (Page consulted on August 18 2011)