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glazed turquoise tile shower guest bathroom by Steven Gambrel

Tranquil Turquoise Bath

A soft color scheme and classic design create a timeless guest bath. According to Benjamin Franklin “guest, like fish, begin to smell after three days.”  Too bad Ben didn’t have a bathroom as nice as designer Steven Gambrel and partner Chris Connor for his guest to wash away the stench.  Bathed in turquoise hues, this […]

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mahogany sideboard made into a double sink master bath vanity For the Love of a House blog

Sideboard Turned Vanity

Repurpose an antique sideboard into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece for the bath. DD2′s master bathroom remodel has been put on hold while we play the waiting game – the vanity is on backorder until mid-April.  Although I keep revisiting the option of repurposing a vintage piece, I don’t think it’s the right choice for her house.  […]

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seafoam green vintage bath with clawfoot tub and starfish and shell collection

Beachy Bathrooms

Who doesn’t love bathrooms with colors and motifs that suggest the ocean? I’m crazy about simple cottage bathrooms with vintage tubs. I know they aren’t breaking any new ground, they’ve been shown on every blog from here to Patagonia and they are even taking a seen-one-seen ‘em all quality. But still… What I find attractive […]

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romantic pink, green and white feminine bathroom with claw foot tub alcove

Pink and Green Feminine Bath

Layering fabrics helps create a romantic tub alcove. Pink and green is a favorite color combination to use for little girls, but it’s seldom seen in grown-up baths.  The not so young will dream about evening soaks in this beautiful space.  Eyes are immediately drawn to the cluster of crystal chandeliers above the clawfoot tub.  […]

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Shades of Purple Bathrooms

Violets can range from periwinkle to plum Purple became a favorite color when I was a teenager and I’ve always worn it. And while it had a wild in/out swing over the 20th century — in vogue during the 1920s and ’60s and out of style otherwise — its current revival for home decor seems […]

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