How nice to see a nod to blue and white being considered cool — not bubbie — after all these years.
During a recent trip to Chicago we stayed at The Public, one of Philippe Starck’s hipster hotel confections. I’m always curious to see what the Starckster does and I picked up a few tips. Most surprising in the hotel were little touches of blue and white Delft interrupting the veritable sea of minimalist taupe in unlikely places such as our tiny white retro bathroom which sported a pair of Delft-pattern toothbrush cups. Starck also ordered up touches of blue and white elsewhere. Too bad it wasn’t used to renovate the baths.
Here are two Delft-tile bathrooms I’ve been saving. One [top] may look familiar for two reasons: it’s a bath Michael S. Smith did in a Santa Barbara house which was included in his book. And it’s nice to know that the same blue and white Portuguese tile bath, which Allison also showed (albeit with a different border), comes from Lascaux Tile.
Tiles in another blue and white stunner are unmatched geometric used from floor to ceiling. I’ve not been able to track down the source for these — which look like cement tiles. So if anyone knows, please speak up! The quality of future bathrooms may depend on your largesse.