WRITER Ren Miller
PHOTOGRAPHS Peter Rymwid
DESIGNER Valerie Grant Interiors
Function combined with beauty create a soothing retreat in Summit, New Jersey
When the owners of a 1970s Summit, New Jersey, home decided it was time for an update, the master bathroom was one of the prime targets. They wanted to devote more space to the bathroom and turn it into a quiet retreat.
The bathroom update was part of a first-floor renovation that included an addition that also would allow for a new kitchen/mudroom/laundry area. The owners called on interior designer Valerie Grant of Valerie Grant Interiors in Summit, New Jersey to oversee the project. Grant reconfigured two existing bathrooms into one 10-by-11-foot master bathroom and his-and-her walk-in closets. “The clients wanted spa-like luxury, so we designed the room with function and Zen-like beauty in perfect balance,” Grant says.