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Best Bathroom Winner

When two Springfield homeowners approached Denise Wright of DKW Designs with a desire to bring the outdoors into their master bathroom, Wright was up to the task. This beach worthy oasis if full of show-stopping features.

By Briley Rakow

Jun 2020

417 Home Design Awards 2020 Winner of Best Bathroom by DKW Designs Springfield MO
Photo by Jeremy Mason McGraw, Global Image CreationsUsing different white and clear tones, along with windows and carefully placed mirrors, Denise Wright creates a sense of space and serenity.

WINNING DESIGNER: Denise Wright, DKW Designs

PROJECT GOAL: This home was on a large piece of land looking out at views of nature and wildlife. The homeowners hoped to incorporate this feeling into their bathroom while still maintaining privacy and luxurious amenities. They focused on finding a way to create an open concept with options for views of the outdoors or a more private and peaceful environment to relax in. 


This serene bathroom, reminiscent of a private getaway, was created to bring the best of a beachside resort home. Denise Wright of DKW Designs set out to use the homeowner’s love of the outdoors as the inspiration for a bathroom that also remained relaxing. 

“We wanted this outdoor experience with the flexibility of privacy,” Wright says. The original idea was to have an outdoor shower as a part of the home, but with privacy being a big concern, the design shifted toward bringing the outside in. To do this, Wright and her team focused on making every detail reminiscent of the sea. From the blend of blue and tan on the countertops to the capiz on the chandelier, the bright and breezy atmosphere of an ocean retreat is present throughout the space.

Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw, Global Image CreationsWith heated floors, a plush rug and a beautifully crafted white tub surrounded by a natural vista, Denise Wright creates a bathroom that serves as an at-home luxury spa.
Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw, Global Image CreationsTub detail
Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw, Global Image CreationsExterior and interior meet with tall windows and glass doors, creating a fresh, open space that brings the outside into an interior oasis.
Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw, Global Image CreationsPrivacy window coverings come from the floor up.

Perhaps the piece that is most prominent in creating this peaceful getaway is the floating wall featured in the center of the room. “I started with the shimmery, iridescent glass mosaic tile with this wall and that’s what I designed the rest of the room around,” Wright says. The wall incorporates the colors of the ocean and sand and conceals the glass-enclosed shower behind it. At the base of this wall is a large tub fit with a waterfall faucet that even sounds like the waves of the ocean. 

To appease the homeowners’ differing comfort levels, remote shades were put in place so that they can remain completely open for sweeping views of the outdoors, partially closed to see out while not worrying about anyone seeing in, or fully closed for complete privacy. Another his and hers feature is found in the vanities. One is equipped with a makeup counter and the other has its own coffee bar to fill the needs of both homeowners. 

The home is made of a modern timber frame, with beams being exposed on the ceiling of the bathroom. The openness of the room adds to the fresh and airy feeling the homeowners sought when designing the space. The bathroom is also fit with luxurious amenities such as a towel warmer, heated flooring, a plush area rug and iridescent accessories to make the room feel more like an at-home spa.

RESOURCE LISTINGS

Where to find the looks and materials used to create this winning bathroom design in Springfield, Missouri and surrounding areas.

BATHROOM COUNTERTOPS
6001 N. 21st, Ozark
417-581-4600

LIGHT FIXTURES/CHANDELIER
2252 S. Celebration Ave., Springfield
417-350-4520

VANITIES
4113 S. National, Springfield
417-889-1088

PLUMBING FIXTURES
605 N. Sherman Parkway, Springfield
417-865-8392

PAINT
Benjamin Moore
FLOORING
1540 N. Commercial Rd., Nixa
417-724-2233

SHOWER GLASS AND MIRRORS
2726 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield
417-731-3220

BATHROOM CABINETS AND HARDWARE
4123 State Hwy H, Springfield
417-725-3400

TILE
1827 E. Seminole, Springfield
417-883-6455

Unique Tile
1364 N. Kelly Ave., Nixa
417-725-5515

FURNITURE
2252 S. Celebration Ave., Springfield
417-350-4520

AREA RUG AND ACCESSORIES
2252 S. Celebration Ave., Springfield
417-350-4520

APPLIANCES
3252 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield
417-833-1113

WINDOW COVERINGS
224 W. Republic Rd., Springfield
417-881-1821

WALL COVERINGS
2252 S. Celebration Ave., Springfield
417-350-4520