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Various Degrees of Green Kitchens

Five green kitchens show ways to use various shades of the color green to create a lasting impression.

Mr. Shops walked behind me as I was starting to write this post. “Oh, I’m not sure I could take that kitchen for very long,” he said looking at the green and white checks. My thoughts exactly. While chic, the pea-green gingham canvas ceiling treatment is too energetic for most owners. It immediately reminded me of the Celery Striped Classic Bedroom I featured last year. While the bedroom palette is soothing, the kitchen pattern — along with the color matched island — adds visual excitement and more stimulus than many appetites need.… Continue Reading

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Wood Plank Master Bath

Small spaces grow when nurtured with inventive ideas

In a beach house, it makes sense to rely on tropical wood planking that stands up well to water. In this Mr.-and-Mrs. bath, the planks take on the added role of a motif worked in several ways — fencing to create a semi-open shower, horizontal paneling on walls, to slats on the shower floor and sink deck. There’s also a touch of Asian bathhouse aesthetic around the frosted window behind the tub.

A series of aluminum trusses act as slender silver beams supporting the wood partitions. One cleverly doubles as a shower curtain rod.… Continue Reading

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Bold Kelly-Green Bathroom

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The vivid vanity color creates a very special spa for children

Bright colors in small doses can make a big impact.  Only the front of this modern Shaker bathroom vanity is painted a carefree green,  but the color is repeated on the medicine cabinet frame.  Vanity sides are faced with the same marble found on top.  A polished wall mount faucet reaches over a sweeping drop-in basin that  brings an organic shape into the room.

The horizontal lines of mosaic tile form a clean look over the tub.  Made from beautiful stained glass, the slender tiles create a narrow border that continues around the room. … Continue Reading

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Powder Room Think

Currently, traditional powder rooms focus on a trio of key decorative elements

Guest bath design is becoming as easy as one, two, three.

1. Convert a piece of furniture — preferably vintage or antique into a vanity. 2. Add a decorative mirror and a pair of sconces over it. 3. Plan a tile or wall treatment to add surface interest.

Even top pros like Washington, D.C. designer José Solis Betancourt and Southern design guru Phoebe Howard are profiting from these three steps to create pretty guest baths. But the work looked so similar, when we mixed it up here it  became challenging to unravel who did what.… Continue Reading

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Unusual Bathroom Sinks

Spa-style baths center on the unexpected

In this ultra-modern “wet room” master bath, the sink is flat! Essentially it has no basin – water flowing from the Danze Parma wall-mounted faucet hits the Kohler Purist “wet surface” and runs off into the channel-drain around it.

Because the sink is mounted against a stainless-steel-clad wall and onto a stainless console, spashing doesn’t count. Floors and baseboard consist of equally water-resistent Daltile glass-pebble mosaic in Gleamy Blue.  The look is elegant but the gamble with such an unconventional fixture is the love-it-or-hate-it factor that ultimately can be judged only with use.

A renovated master bath within a Richard Neutra house, the tile mosaic preserves a retro feeling while the pair of Kohler Gilford “scrub-up” sinks as a focal point do a little updating.… Continue Reading

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Rustic Master Bath Retreat

The custom tub surround is reminiscent of a French wall fountain

Wood salvaged from a North Carolina barn is rustic, yet romantic in this master bath retreat.  A Waterworks Cambridge tub nestles underneath an expanse of windows.  Its custom surround is washed in an oyster shell palette, with a backsplash detail and a wall mounted faucet reminiscent of a French wall fountain with trough.  The tone of the mirrored doors echo wood across the room.

Undermount sinks don’t distract from the marble topped console, which was based on an antique French draper’s table.  Tuscan brass Rohl Bridge faucets compliment the cottage’s metal windows. … Continue Reading

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