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Details: Grout Color
The overall success of any project lies in the details. And, one of the details that can most easily derail a tile installation is the choice of grout … →
Hollywood Glam: Jeff Andrews Interpretation
He was an innovative choreographer/director and now uses his creative talents to push boundaries for sophisticated and refined interiors. The Jeff And … →
Several months ago I received a very small and precious book as a gift. It was the collaborative work of the design firm McAlpine Tankersley Architect … →
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Generally, I am not a fan of “vanities”. They often look like kitchen cabinets that have been transported into the bath. I fully understand their practical aspects; much needed storage, counter tops for amenities, decorative hardware, space fillers… However, what I prefer is something that looks more like furniture and is more compatible with furniture in the adjacent rooms.
Recently, I went to a wonderful 1920′s Tudor style house situated on a golf course in Westchester County, NY. The rooms had gracious proportions, the interior details original and the condition perfect. That is, except for the bathrooms. They too were original and untouched but certainly not attractive. It was hard to imagine a time when a lilac colored floor and mint green walls would have been considered pretty. Or, bubble gum pink fixtures appropriate for the master suite bath. The tiles, no matter what the color, were 4 x 4 with huge grout joints. The most redeeming feature of the 4 baths was the use of technical tile trim pieces installed to go in, out and around corners, finish walls, and frame inserts.
After nearly a week of looking after my 3 young grandchildren, I needed some quiet time. The best place for me to find it is hiking the well marked trails in Steep Rock Park. It was a picture perfect day with bright blue skies, a temperate 71 degrees with a light breeze. Of course, this is also the most wonderful time of year to be in the woods as the wild flowers are in bloom, the leaves are a bright new green. Our favorite path is the one that follows the Shepaug River full and rushing after some torrential rains. My iPhone photos can only give you a sense of why I love the place so much.