Project Reveal: Northbrook New Construction Part II


Did you catch Part I of our Northbrook New reveal? Today we are bringing you Part II of our three part reveal - the master suite! Yes, we thought it deserved its own feature. If you’re just catching up, this project was a Mediterranean-style new construction house that we had the pleasure of working on from space planning tweaks, to tile, plumbing and lighting selections, down to the pulls on these cabinets and some furniture. The master bath had a tall order, cabinetry layout wise: 2 sink vanity areas, tall storage, and a makeup vanity area, plus good views of a TV from most locations! No big deal.


We stuck with a calming palette of whites and silvery grays throughout the master suite, mixing in a variety of textures through stone and textiles. While the cabinetry is definitely a star with the metal inlay detail, mirrored doors with diamond muntins, and a crown moulding that ties the mirrors in, we feel the real showstopper here is the tile. Can you believe the large scale calacatta marble look-a-likes are porcelain? Gorgeous look and no maintenance. The warm tones of the calacatta counterbalance the bright white of the cabinets. The limestone border and marble mosaic inlay are the real deal though.


The large scale tiles carry into the shower room , but the ceramic tile border is the perfect added detail to break up the shower, which has three shower heads and a mitered edge bench. A heated towel awaits you at the end!


As you walk through the dressing room, outfitted by California Closet Co, the bathroom stone is repeated, the theme of crystals continues in the lighting and hardware, and there is no shortage of hidden storage.


When you step into the master bedroom from the public hallway, you are greeted by a channel upholstered headboard wall that we designed to be a backdrop for the luxurious bed and oversized nightstands.


The chandelier in the master bedroom, along with the powder room mirror and the reupholstered bedroom chair, was one of the only items brought over from the clients’ previous home. The Benjamin Moore Paper White paint continues into the master.


The fireplace wall is painted Benjamin Moore Silent Night to give some dimension and really make the custom marble fireplace surround and millwork pop. The client showed us a few inspiration photos of an art deco style fireplace and we ran with it for this design. I’d cozy up with a good book by the warmth of the fire and the light of that window any day!

That wraps up Part II of this new construction project reveal, but check back soon for the third and final portion, which will include the laundry room, 4 more bathrooms, and the lower level family room!

UPDATE: View Part I here and Part III here!

Interior Design: Unpatterned

Architect: Michael Hershenson Architects

Builder: Highgate Builders

Photo Styling: Emily Ryan

Photography: Michael Kaskel

Check out another big and beautiful master suite here or a combo of a bright and moody master bedroom here.