HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

BLACK & WHITE CHECKERS

Floors and walls tiled with black & white checkers – bold and beautiful. I am particularly drawn to the juxtaposition of the porcelain checkered tiles with the warm texture of the raw wood. The Amada stools are great for smaller bathrooms. They are made out of cedar and can be used on all sides.

Left: Kensington Mews Houses by Groves Natcheva Architects, via Wallpaper. Right: black and white checker porcelain tiles from Home Depot, $5.95 per square foot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ameda solid cedar stools by Benno Vinatzer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNIFORM IN NEW YORK TIMES

If you are planning to sell your apartment and are considering a bathroom update to make it more desirable, here is our advice in the Market Ready column, Home section of New York Times:  WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO GIVE OUR SHOWER A HIGH-END LOOK?
By Tim McKeough.

 

 

LOFT 1 IN CHELSEA

Ladies and Gents I present you with LOFT 1. Explore the concept: BACKSTORY OF LOFT 1 AND 2 and see more similar bathrooms in the previous post ALL ABOUT ARSENIC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARBLE, NOW AND THEN

Nothing makes a statement in a bathroom like a monumental, dramatically veined marble slab. True in the beginning of 20th century, true today.

Bathroom in Jean Michel Frank's apartment, c.1925.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bathroom in Stanislas Oshima Paris apartment, by Olivier Loser.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE COLOR PURPLE

In human color psychology, purple is associated with royalty and nobility.  As a mixture of blue and red it results in a color that is both warm and cool.  It looks intriguing and distinguished in these bathroom settings.

 

LADDERS AS TOWEL RACKS

Ladders make great bathroom accessories. They come in variety of styles and materials that can set the tone of a bathroom. Here are few of my favorite looks: a vernacular ladder contrasted with a classic claw foot tub, an elegant thin black metal ladders, beautiful wood ladder in a monochromatic wood bath, and last but not least an elegant black ladder with built in shelves in a classic bath.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POOL HOUSE BATH

A few posts back I shared with you the amazing pool at the Villa Midgård designed by Stockholm based DAPstockholm.  Since summer is almost over in the Northern Hemisphere, let’s go inside and look at the not-too-shabby bathroom of the same villa.  Here it is:

Villa Midgard_DAPstockholm_bath

I can tell how much fun the architects had designing this bathroom.  I adore the random pattern of the floor tiles, the large mirror taking up and entire wall, and the full height window. A floor mounted towel heater, a built-in shelf and two solid wood surfaces complete the look.

ALL ABOUT ARSENIC

I adore the color, that Ball & Farrow paint company calls ARSENIC. We use it in one of our bathroom designs Loft 1, a design inspired by a classic New York 1920 bathroom that so many of us still have for better or worse. Read the backstory if you haven’t in the past. A Loft 1 is currently being completed in NYC and will be posting some gorgeous phots in the next couple of weeks. In meantime enjoy these ARESENIC bathrooms.

Bathroom with Arsenic color walls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arcenic, 214 by Farrow & Ball.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bathroom in Jacques Grange Mark Hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loft 1 visualization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Btahroom in Casa Claudia, by architects: Renato Salles & Vivian Giometti.

EYE CANDY

Just that – for our and your pleasure.