Archive for April, 2012
Spa baths provide relaxation from your hectic lifestyle, and can be incorporated into your home with careful planning. Plumbing fixtures add a sculptural element and especially tubs can be the focal point of your space. Love this tub from Stone Forest.
Papillon Bathtub – So beautiful and organic. If you’re thinking about installing a vessel tub, or any tub for that matter, your tub filler should include a hand spray for easy cleaning or washing your hair. This is a fabulous tub filler design by Graff.
Sade Tub Filler by Graff Vessel sinks add artistic flair to your space, and require careful planning especially if you like wall-mounted options like these:
Lotus by Sonobath
Lavinia Sink and Purist Faucet by Kohler
Your shower is an important design feature, and it can include body sprays, multiple shower heads, steam and a bench for relaxation. If you select a stone top for the seat, it is possible to add heat so the stone is not cold to the touch. It may not be possible to add heat in all installations, so please consult with me if you’re interested in this feature. This shower features a phenomenal shower head by Hansgrohe. Beyond functionality, it makes a design statement.
Lighting is crucial in the bathroom for make-up application and shaving. We recommend a combination of fixtures to provide the best task lighting. Pendant lights with recessed halogens provide gentle light that minimizes shadows and enhances your features. We always recommend dimmers in the bathroom, and the lights can be switched separately for different uses.
Modern Pendant Lights via Niche Modern
www.accentondesign.com If you’re ready for the ultimate experience, consider an Internet TV installed behind the mirror, warming drawers for towels, and a small refrigerator for water or champagne. Built-in jewelry storage, heated floors, and lighted display cabinets are also considerations if you want to completely customize your space. When you are ready to remodel your bathroom, please contact me. I have a checklist of features you should consider when planning your ultimate retreat.
Working with a client that has a place to re-do at the beach. Here are a couple of design direction ideas …. What do you think? I am thinking bright, colorful, modern and easy to maintain as it is a weekend home and no “beachy” stuff!
Lords South Beach Hotel – Miami www.floridamarket.com
Modular homes in this age of green design no longer a dirty word… check out these very cool examples at: http://www.thedailygreen.com/green-homes/latest/modular-homes-green-building-gorgeous
Let us know what you think!