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.











When we think of treatment of bathroom surfaces first material that comes to mind is tiles. More adventuress designers and clients are venturing into wood, textured stones and even board formed concrete.

There are two things that really appeal to me in the two bathrooms shown below. The first one is respecting the character of the space and complementing it in a very simple way. The second one is the celebration of the material used, exploring its inherent beauty.

Bathroom in a Julian King designed house in Greenwich, CT.





















Bath in a Mill Valley house, designed by Quezada Architecture.























Last Wednesday NY Stone Manhattan hosted a party to celebrate the opening of their new Marazzi showroom. NY Stone is located at 30 W 21st Street and the new Marazzi showroom is on the second floor in the same building. The ground floor features incredible stone slab collection from around the world, but the ceramic tile collection upstairs is equally impressive. The tiles are uniquely proportioned. There is a subtle palette of grays and naturals as well as well balanced vivid color palette. Marazzi also offers textures and 3 dimensional solutions.