Stepping Up

Oh, yes. While the ambiance of this bath is admirable, it's the practical details that I think make the space so successful. One: Elevating the tub filler. Awkward when it grows out of the floor—its base and verticality are often obscured—installing it up on a step below the tub gives the fitting a sculptural prominence. Two: The small, slatted-wood platform back in the corner of the room. Not just an echo of material, it's a place to drip-dry or towel off without risking a slip on the smooth floor.