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Modernist bath with pine plank ceiling in Swiss chalet – Ardesia Design via Atticmag

Warming Up Modern Baths with Wood

Oak, teak and pine mix well with contemporary aesthetics. Traditionalists sometimes use the terms “stark” and “cold” to describe modern bathrooms which tend to have sleek stone like surfaces and square lines. One way to warm things up is by introducing wood to certain areas.  In a Southern California bathroom with white-paneled paneled walls [top], […]

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Bold Bathroom Tile Pattern

Large-scale cement tile prints can add the illusion of space. One distinguishing aspect of mid-20th century bathroom design is the use of the same tile on the walls and floor. That look is being reprised in contemporary homes because it suits the concept of bathroom-as-spa and offers opportunities for design statements. In the narrow loft […]

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Hot Colors, Cool Bathrooms

One great aspect of modern bathrooms is the opportunity to use statement-making color. And when big color is used to pump up techno or very stylish bathroom features, the results can be as show stopping as these two concept baths. Wainscots and moldings would look extreme in a hue as loaded as shocking pink [top]. […]

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Confetti Tile Children’s Bath

A modern shower design kids of all ages will enjoy. For a split second, the tiny mosaic shower tile screamed Camp Winnataska craft time ashtray I made in the late 60′s.  While camp was not a good experience for me, the colorful random pattern used in this application will certainly make bath time fun.  The […]

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All Over Bathroom Tile

Tile size and color helps define the bathroom style. For traditional baths large field tiles are usually chosen for walls while another size — often smaller — is picked for floors. But during the mid-20th century, the modernist approach was to keep tile size (and often color) consistent on walls and floors. That “all over” […]

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