My Book: The Perfect Bath
The Importance of the Right Kitchen Faucet
Naturally, the faucet is the most used appliance in your kitchen. In thinking about this important purchase, keep in mind its dual personality; not on … →
Pendant Lights for a Kitchen or Bath Refresh
Recently, when looking at potential updates to my house with a critical eye, I realized that over time we had installed way too many recessed lights. … →
There are many elements that give a bath a ‘rustic’ composition. The first one that comes to mind is the use of Unlacquered Brassfittings with the … →
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- Tile and Stone:
Select materials thoughtfully and layer them with care
Make certain that grids align from floor to wall
There should be no unsightly cuts (plan ahead)
Use the smallest grout joints possible
Select grout color in the planning phase
Dry lay the material by opening all boxes and blending material for color variation
Request that your installer make a small sampling of his installation with grout on a piece of plywood
Vet your contractor by viewing completed projects he has done before
Select your contractor by the quality of his work and not the price
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Email us pictures of your bathroom. We love seeing people's designs
Here is the collection of petite chairs that are perfect for perching rather than lounging in the bath. Some have tufted seats and others have deep pleats with a contrasting color on the iverted part.
It is my never ending challenge to find perfect seating for the bath.Â Â The chairs areÂ often over scaledÂ and the stools too small and precious.Â You can imagine my surprise when I visited the elegant showroom of George Cameron Nash in Dallas this October and found not one, but five candidates for the “perfect perch”.Â George’s showroom isÂ visually pleasing on every levelÂ and easy to navigate.Â The furniture and fabrics are displayed by collection and George always adds his own personal touch to make each piece appealing.Â George either adds a pop of color (Chinese red is his personal favorite) in the form of decorative pillows, or upholsters in well coordinated collections of patterns.
After a couple of weeks of inspiration and party posts, we are back to talking about the bath!
I’ll probably write about white often because it’s a color so indelibly linked to the bath. It speaks of something intangibly clean while providing unique psychological comfort in a room designed to whisk away dirt.