Trip Haenisch turned the master bath in Courteney Cox’s private retreat in Malibu into a soft comfortable and relaxing sanctum by introducing a plush silver, grey and blue Oushak rug and velvet upholstered chairs and ottoman.
Everyone needs a place to break away, if only for a moment or two. For Courteney Cox’s private retreat, Trip Haenish designed a master bath that can also be a place to relax.
Trip Haenisch frequently works with celebrities and other clients working in creative endeavors. He knows that what his clients crave most is a place where they can let their hair down and relax.
There is another very good reason to make a master bath soothing and comfortable. Psychologists tell us that our best ideas come to us when we are relaxed, specially after a period of intense focus. For many of us, the most relaxing time of our day is in the shower–it is no wonder that Archimedes had his “Eureka!” moment in his bathtub.
Trip also understands how much humans crave sunshine, so while this bathroom provides privacy and security it also lets in plenty of sun. The furnishings are all designed to create a cooling and calming atmosphere- from the quiet symmetry of the cabinetry and sink fittings to the silver, gray and blue tones of the plush Oushak rug and the soft velvet cushioning of the chair and ottoman, everything is designed to put you in a peaceful, meditative state.
About Trip Haenisch: Clients include Christina Aguilera, David Arquette and Courteney Cox, Hank Azaria, Cher, Producer Leonard Goldberg and wife Wendy, Merv Griffin, William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, Chris McMillan, Edward Norton, Aaron Sorkin, John Stamos and Rebecca Romijn, Cheryl Tiegs, and William Morris Endeavor Co-CEO Patrick Whitesell and Lauren Sanchez.
Designer Quotes: “…A lot of designers say “Oh I love when I can do whatever I want, “but I can’t think of anything worse. Ultimately, it’s all about the person who lives in the house, so if they don’t give me any feedback, it’s harder”.
“I really don’t like the look of a “decorated” home -– everything symmetrical, everything so perfect throughout the house….”
On working with celebrities: “Their privacy is really important. My son’s godmother was Elizabeth Taylor and I’ve seen how out of control the paparazzi can get. For all these people, it’s so important to have a place where they feel safe, where they can have friends over and not have to worry if their hair is right. With Courteney’s place, not only is it very private, but it’s clean and simple — she wanted a place where she could go in and just chill”.
If you are looking to design a comfortable and invigorating private retreat start with the Pinar Oushak rug as the foundation:
The Pinar Oushak rug’s silver, grey and blue tones are warmed by brown accents. Thousands of subtle shade variations are the result of the 18th century French dyeing methods used to dye the hand spun wool yarn.
Sources for Courteney Cox’s master bath: The cabinetry and mirror frame in the master bath are ebonized white oak, the pendant lights are custom made, and the sink fittings are by Waterworks; the chair and ottoman are upholstered in a velvet by Rose Tarlow Melrose House, and the artwork was done by Cox’s father while he was in high school.