Date: August 31, 2022 | Story: Tiffany Adams | Photography: Rett Peek | Styling: Steph Smith |
Designer Andie Anderson transforms a portion of her home’s primary bedroom into a dreamy bath
For Andie Anderson, the chance to be her own client was both a challenge and an opportunity to design with free rein. “Designing for yourself is tricky; you know what you love yet there are so many options,” she says. Having graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design and worked with Northwest Arkansas-based Ashley Cardiel Interiors for the past four years, she found unlimited creative freedom in the primary bath of the home she shares with her husband, Will. “It felt like I was finally having a chance to have full control over my project,” the Fayetteville native says, noting she did put all the usual client practices in place, even measuring herself for the tub.
Not long after marrying, the couple purchased a 1980s home in Hindsville near Will’s family farm. “When we found out this house would be going on the market, we knew it was the perfect location for us,” Andie says. “Ultimately, it did not matter what the inside looked like because I knew I could tackle any project.” Wanting to add a third bath, Andie came up with a vision to transform part of their spacious primary bedroom into an en suite bathroom.
She sketched out a plan with dual vanities, a wet room with a shower and standalone tub, and plenty of storage while also keeping the existing wood-slat ceiling in place. “I like the warmth it brings to the space,” the designer notes. Inspired by the pastoral setting and a pair of paintings she had recently commissioned from Georgia artist Meredith Mejerle Rush, a palette of pink and blue-green came together. “My style is a mix of midcentury modern with color blocking,” Andie says, noting the distinctive dusty rose terrazzo tile and cool-hued vanity paint. “The bath is where you wake up and start your day, and I wanted it to be a happy place.”
“My husband thought we didn’t need a tub but I really fought for it, and ultimately we were able to fit it in here, creating a true combination tub and shower wet room,” Andie says. An existing bay window was topped with black honed granite to create a ledge that can hold soaps and sponges.
Matte black fixtures from Delta’s Trinsic collection were a selection the designer fell in love with on a visit to the company’s headquarters.
Contractor Clark Trucks, Modern Ozarks Interior design Andie Mac Anderson, Ashley Cardiel Interiors Accessories Meus Floral Cabinetry JRG Custom Cabinetry Countertops Pacific Shore Stones Fixtures Springdale Winnelson Flooring and tile Tom January Floors Paint Sherwin-Williams Painting KKJ Painting