Vintage meets modern in a villa bath. An ancient villa was modified to meet modern day lavatory needs with a floor to ceiling glass wall enclosure. This space is certainly not for the shy, as the semi-sheer curtains provide little privacy. A claw foot tub painted classic black is filled by a floor mounted faucet. [...]
Also called fish scale and mermaid, this age-old motif finds a new medium in glazed tile. Have you ever noticed fish scale-shaped roof tiles on vintage homes? Or overlapping rows of curved shingles on Victorian-era buildings? I have and I’ve always liked them. Fish scales have been a decorative motif since ancient times (think old [...]
Why 300-year-old blue-and-white still rocks the house. As an admirer of blue-and-white tile combos of every description, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to comment on a Delft-tile look from England plus a sweeter one from France. While each could be described as traditional, I’d be remiss to not also call them extravagant – because they [...]
Three years ago, we saw only a few black bathrooms. Today, they have become a major trend with no sign of diminishing. The appeal of black as a neutral and the ease of leavening it with white elements – but no other color – seems to inspire great designers and DIY folk alike. And black [...]
Another modern convenience concealed by a savvy design. Many do not like to see modern appliances and have unearthed innovative ideas to camouflage refrigerators, washing machines and televisions. Some take this a step further, such as the guest bath in disguise featured on Atticmag. While renovating a convent in Tuscany, the desire for a tub [...]
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