The ladies room in the new Ralph Lauren women's store on Madison Avenue and 79th Street is signature RL. The use of a Cararra marble counter top on washstand legs, a mosaic floor and beautiful black and white photographs is always classic.
I haven’t written about public bathrooms in a long time, probably because most of them are abominable. But on my recent trip to Europe I saw several WC’s that merited photos. Here are a few things that make a public bathroom worthy of this blog; of course, they must be sparkling clean, there must be a relationship between the design of the bath and its’ adjacent space (the lobby or restaurant), the fixtures should be in perfect working order and the lighting good for a makeup refresh. It is always nice if there are fresh flowers or a fragrant candle and, it goes without saying, the space needs to be visually pleasing.