I will be in London this week spending time with our team in our Waterworks showroom at 579-581 King’s Road.  In addition, of course, there are so many thing to see and do including a visit to the Chelsea Flower Show, Clerkenwell Design Show, Sir John Soanes’s Museum and always the V&A.  I will post on Instagram (@bsallick) so you can follow my adventures.

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The second week of May has evolved into “Design Week” in New York. In addition to the opening of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House and Collective Design, there is the major trade show International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). Originally it was a platform for contemporary furniture, rugs, lighting, fabrics, wallpaper and objects. Today, it has migrated to a complete range for luxury interiors now including surfaces, bath, kitchen, hardware and an even inspiring section devoted to student work.

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Occasionally, one inspiring photo can bring about a wealth of new ideas. This presumably small bath originally pictured in Architectural Digest offers many opportunities to discuss small bath options.

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I recently stayed the the newly opened Chicago Athletic Association Hotel in Chicago (a Roman and Williams design). Upon walking in the door, I was completely mesmerized by the original mosaics on the floor. They were breathtaking; great colors, bold patterns, exquisite execution. And, they were in perfect condition. I realized that I have photographed great mosaics in various places over time and thought I would inspire you with a look back at some of my favorites.

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