Oh My! This Master Bath’s Stonework Dominates In 50 Shades of Grey
Exotic, smoky gems as far as the eye can see. Steamy showers. A labor of love that knows no bounds.
The scene we’ve set may sound a little risque – but no need to blush. After all, we’re just innocently crushing on Boston’s elite master baths like the lavish one pictured here.
But, while fantasies of owning this elegant slate-hued oasis fashioned out of monochromatic stones (hence the room’s affectionate nickname, “50 Shades of Grey”) we can’t help but wonder how this ornate, silvery bathroom came to be.
We visited the creators ¬of the stunning sanctuary at Cumar Marble and Granite – New England’s largest supplier of rare stones located in Everett – to chip away at an answer.
Here’s what we learned from the unmatched artisans whose leader proudly carries on his Italian family’s time-honored art form dating back seven generations:
1) Solidifying the design vision is key.
That’s why premium stone suppliers like Cumar Marble and Granite enlist designers who are expert in stone types, uses, and care.
And, in this master bathroom’s case there was a whole lot of careful design planning required!
Comprised of 42 pieces of delicate ¾” stone sheets, the wondrous washroom was completed as part of a full home remodel. The massive design challenge required gingerly wallpapering 400 million year old fragile stone without any seams showing – and boy, did this design team work well under that pressure!
2) Set your own standards and enhance your exclusive vision.
For this project the client wanted to make it look like the stone was carved from solid piece, so it was Cumar’s job to make sure there were no seams, regardless of stone limitations. The engineering team worked extensively on ensuring the material was cut in exact locations in order for the pattern to flow seamlessly throughout the room. They executed this by using expert Mitre joint techniques.
3) Install flawlessly.
Given the grand scale of this attractive master bath, the expert installation team was unable to lift the giant slabs by crane. Instead, each grey stone was crafted inside the space – day-by-day, piece-by-piece.
Thankfully the seriously skilled workers were able to then painstakingly wrap the exotic, fused stone panels into the space after carving out the shower walls, and laying down the prepared Glassos vanity tops. The result? One hundred sexy feet of linear mitre edge and not a seam in sight!
Are you flirting with a home renovation idea of your own by now? Contact Cumar Marble and Granite to begin building your custom stone sanctuary and happy ending today.This is a paid partnership between Cumar Marble and Granite and Boston Magazine's City/Studio