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Interior Glass Wall Bath

modern interior glass wall bathroom in rustic villa

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.  The single vessel sink and deck faucet complete the console table turned vanity.  Its graceful legs are a distraction from the exposed fittings.  An antique crystal chandelier adds a touch of sparkle.  This bathroom retrofit is all about contrast. Old, rough and hard.  New, smooth and soft. … Continue Reading

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Chocolate Bath

Annie Brahler chocolate wall paint with white tile from House Beautiful

Now that I have your undivided attention – no melted chocolate, just paint!

The master bath in this Illinois Victorian is contrast of brilliant white and creamy brown.  The paneled lower walls and crown moulding are painted bright white.  The upper walls, even the ceiling, are painted a dramatic dark chocolate – a bold move that visually lowers the high ceiling and creates intimacy.  A vintage clawfoot slipper tub is fitted with a freestanding British telephone faucet.  The hexagon floor tiles are another classic choice.  The hex tile is repeated on the glass shower floor, while subway tile covers its walls. … Continue Reading

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Blue and White Portuguese Tile Bath

blue and white Lascaux Portuguese tile bath by Joe Nye

While the tile remains the focus in this master bath retreat, other elements help create the mood.

Interior designer Joe Nye based this master bath design on the lavish use of hand-painted Portuguese tiles.  The wainscoting consists of glazed tile from Lascaux, aptly named Blue Flower, with a solid blue border added top and bottom.  The empire tub is paired with an Edwardian style floor-mounted tub filler.  Sunlight streams through a pair of stained wood casement windows topped with a simple roman shade.  A pair of sconces provides soft lighting for evening baths.  Complimentary blue and white striped linen was chosen to slipcover a basic Parsons chair. … Continue Reading

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Pink and Green Feminine Bath

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

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.  The visual impact is greater than the now common single fixture usage and their strong statement is matched by the generous use of fabrics.  Shutters provide privacy on the lower half of the windows with gathered sheers above.  The scalloped edge echos the bottom of the chandeliers, while the pom pom fringe is repeated on the side panels and rod pocket valance. … Continue Reading

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Oriental Rugs in Bathrooms

oriental rug in bathroom by freestanding tub from Burnham Design

Handmade carpets add a luxurious finishing touch

Atticmag’s bathrooms are packed with inspiration. While the sinks, fixtures, tubs and taps may catch most people’s attention, we rug-obsessed folks naturally zero in on the floors. If you haven’t ventured past the standard fare bath mat then take a gander at these rooms to see how a handmade carpet adds that posh finishing touch to the loo.

This black and gold Oriental rug is a spot-on match for the Asian inspired vanity and gold basins.

The no fuss look of a gent’s retreat is an ideal setting for a tribal Balouch in earthy shades of brown and charcoal.… Continue Reading

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Italian Bathtub Chic

Kos geo recessed, lighted bathtub

I suffer from a serious case of bath-love when I see these bathing beauties

But it’s definitely and eccentrically ultra-modern. Conventional tubs are great, but my wish list has a distinct point of view: special features that, along with great design, really make tubs chic. Every tub on the list is Italian-designed.

It started with this image clipped from a German magazine. I fell hard for the tub-in-the-round luxury and easy to clean floor mounted filler post of the ilbagnoalessi-one freestanding acrylic whirlpool tub.  Bathroom TVs aren’t a new idea but what genius to locate a small screen so that taking a long post-workout soak can be entertaining vs when-do-i-get-out boring.… Continue Reading

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