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Take a Look Inside one of the Most Luxe Bathrooms in the Valley that Won an ASID Design Excellence Award

Nora Burba Trulsson | May 15, 2019 | Home & Real Estate

Esther Boivin uses dramatic touches to transform a dark, chopped-up bathroom into an applauseworthy setting.

Interior designer Esther Boivin’s renovation of a Scottsdale bathroom included a wet area with two showers and a tub framed by blue onyx and glass tile.

In the process of renovating a North Scottsdale home, interior designer Esther Boivin also updated the master bathroom, which was compartmentalized and lacked light. Boivin suggested a sleek look, teaming with La Casa Builders for the renovation. She underscored an existing corner window with a floating vanity, pairing grayed oak cabinetry with marble and crackled glass countertops. Adding a new frosted glass door and sliders gave the bathroom more light—an element Boivin enhanced with the herringbone-patterned floor, a mix of honed and polished marble tiles that pick up reflected light to create a subtle pattern. By night, the bathroom sparkles with LED lighting and a customized chandelier. The room’s piéce de résitance is a stagelike setting for the deep soaking tub and dual showers. A blue onyx wall and glass tile flooring provide a backdrop for the contemporary tub, while white marble walls and flooring frame the blue surfaces. Boivin also designed a floating soffit above the space for the lighting, plus the in-ceiling tub filler and one of the showerheads. Boivin’s efforts won her a 2018 Design Excellence Award from the Arizona North Chapter ASID.


Rohl’s Scossa square rain showerhead was installed with a handshower to one side of the tub.


A customized Swarovski chandelier and under-cabinet LED lighting adds sparkle to the floating vanity, topped with both crackled glass and marble. The flooring pattern reflects the lighting.


Photography by: michael duerinckx