One necessary element of any dream home is a well-appointed master bathroom. Interior Designer Michelle Dirkse conceptualized and curated this stunning space for returning clients using luxury finishes, fixtures and a magnificent Waterworks tub as the centerpiece. Sleek custom storage and a rug from Driscoll Robbins completed the look, giving her long-time clients a dream refuge.

“The homeowners were some of my first clients. I worked with them on a previous portion of their home four years ago, before they moved into it. We just did kind of a refresh on the general spaces and furniture and decor. They always had the plan of updating their bathrooms but they just couldn’t do it in the beginning. So it was really great when they reached out again to invite me back to remodel their master bathroom, powder room, and guest bathroom” says Dirkse.

This existing rapport helped the clients trust Dirkse’s process. “I had a good overall sense of their style. They like what I would call softly modern. So, the question was would we transition that into the existing bathroom footprint using all new finishes and fixtures? I showed them a few ideas of the

direction we could take it with the layout options and the fixtures and the finishes. I was so happy they went for the bookmatched marble and that beautiful Waterworks bathtub” says Dirkse.

Despite the harmony between Dirkse and her clients, the project wasn’t without its hurdles.

“It was a challenge because they lived at home during the project, so we had to phase it. We started with their master bathroom and once it was complete, then we moved on to the powder room and guest bath.

Another of Dirkse’s favorite elements is the medicine cabinet. The mirrors are two Robern medicine

cabinets set in a custom-made Walnut perimeter giving them a recessed look.

The clients’ willingness to give Dirkse creative freedom resulted in the beautiful and highly function-driven master bathroom of their dreams. “Because they gave me and my team so much trust and respect, I think it really shows in the work. We were able to go that extra step.” Dirkse says.



Toth Construction

Michelle Dirkse Interior Design

Plumbing Fixtures: Waterworks, Kohler, Window Covering: The Shade Store