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The details of this bath, published in the October issue of Elle Decor, are fabulous. It starts with sculpture; the bathtub is set in front of an appropriately scaled dark wood fireplace original to the house.The mantle holds an assortment of personal objects and the painting above is not only interesting but a great size for the wall. Clearly, the space is large and the ceilings tall, always a great feature for a master bath. In this space, it is the combination of a grand hanging light, large scale pattern on the roman shade, wood floors and just the right furniture that make it so appealing.  Finally, natural light adds ambient warmth and an invitation to relax.  Not seen in this photo are highly decorative demi-lune tables for sinks and unusual sconces.

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New York architect, Thierry Despont, is a classicist with a twist. In his own bath he selected aggressive black/gray and white marble for texture and pattern. The flat black counter creates a calm oasis in the midst of the active material on the wall. Carefully chosen accessories, neatly corralled on trays, keep the space tidy and functional. A magnifying mirror a must, so is a clock and an attractive tissue holder. The unusual lights and appropriate Deco Astoria lavatory faucet complete is elegant and very decorative space.

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