Tag Archives: Color

Layering textures and materials is one of the most important ingredients in creating a bath that is both serene and sensuous. This bath, with its sculptural burnished tub sitting next to wood furniture, is refined, rich and timeless. The mosaic floor adds texture and a hint of color simply because of the variation inherent in the stone. The wainscot slab material has elegant, whispy veins while the paint color is gentle and brings the room together.

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Blue is not a color I think of often. The only shade of it I wear is navy and I never use it in decorating.  Recently, however, I have seen some inspirational blues in powder baths,  delicious dark and slightly mysterious shades in dining rooms  and as accents in other spaces. My new interest in blue started during a recent visit to one of my favorite shops in London, Egg. The shop is housed in an old dairy and the walls are clad in the original blue tiles from the early 20th century. With this image in mind, I started looking for other inspiring blue spaces, especially baths.


Several weeks ago I published a post on a bath that had good bones but lacked a sense of style or a reflection of its’ owners personal taste. The bath pictured in today’s post was published in THE GREAT AMERICAN HOUSE by Gil Schafer and tells quite a different story. Unlike my comments previously, this bath not only has great bones and detail, but it also reflects a very sophisticated and stylish resident. Clearly, this bath is in a traditional house or apartment where the use of bead board is an appropriate material. The tall base molding with a distinct profile and a crisp chair rail confine the lower portion of the room and define the space. It is obvious that the tall window has well articulated moldings and the door has simple yet refined hardware.

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When I was in Paris I finally got to see one of the 11 exhibits of Damien Hirst’s “Spots” paintings at the Gagosian Gallery. The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011 was conceived as a single exhibition shown in multiple locations all over the globe. There are more than 300 Spot paintings, the spots ranging in size from 1/2″ inch to a monumental painting that has only 4 spots, each 60″ in diameter. It is said that there is no single color that has been repeated. The paintings were lent to the exhibition by public institutions and private collections.

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