Tag Archives: Natural Materials

A serendipitous visit to The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, CT (encouraged by a friend who is a volunteer in the education department there) reminded me that wonderful exhibitions can hide in plain sight — in this case, practically in my backyard.

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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 worn and alluring appeal of a finish that shows its age gracefully. The warmth of yellow brass that is tinged with hints of green or brown delivers a soft and friendly patina.

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For years I have been extolling the beauty of stone for the bath. It is a natural material that comes in a huge range of sizes and colors with multiple opportunities for different surface textures. It is durable, timeless, refined and only improves with age. Clearly, I love stone. Not only is it the perfect material for the bath, but it is perfect for the entry or foyer of the house.

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I am a bit out of my league here.  This post is not about bath design or design inspiration.  It is about life inspiration. Last fall I heard Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor of The Huffington Post, and one of the world’s most successful women, speak at the Design Leadership Summit. What has remained with me is her concise theory on how to lead a more fulfilling life.

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