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country contemporary style. “The dropped ceiling appears to float within the room,” says LaRue. “It conceals services, creates an interesting shadow reveal, and accommodates a variety of mood lighting, including LED strips and downlights.” Ables says the tranquil look is also enhanced by the muted neutral color palette. “The bathroom, however, needed to be ‘an event’ in the words of the owners. They wanted this room to deliver something quite special.” With this in mind, the team created a large multi-spray shower. This is fully glazed so the owners can look right out through a large window to an attractive landscape. “The owners liked the idea of having individual shower fittings, which are defined by mosaic tiled columns featuring a colorful mix of ZD Cashmere glass and stone mosaics.” The top half of the shower box is tiled with Teardrop glass tiles, while the base is Light Emperador marble, as are the vanity tops and tub surround. For further continuity, shaker-style wood doors on the vanity are stained to match cabinetry in the kitchen. Above left: A modern walnut bed reinforces the clean lines of this master bedroom in a Texas hill country contemporary-s G