No matter where you look on the streets of Paris, there are beautiful things to catch your eye and record with your camera. I became obsessed with door hardware on my last trip, probably because it relates so closely to the fittings that drive our business. There are examples of fine craftsmanship, centuries old, softened with age and polishing. Even the examples that have been painted still have beautiful silhouettes and create wonderful shadows on the aged and painted wood.
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Apuan Alps: White Marble
Stone has been used as a building material since before history was recorded. It is one of the basic materials in the world and its presence in castle … →
It seems as if we are in a stone moment. Our overwhelming enthusiasm for stone should not eclipse ceramic tile as a fabulous material for backsplash … →
Black & White
I have written about black and white bathrooms before. But as I continue to see more well designed baths using this restrained formula, I decided to r … →
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The Contractor: Start by asking friends or colleagues for references and check them carefully.
A simple idea: Plan to hang your towels in a convenient location near the shower or towel bars or several hooks.
When planning a project set realistic time frames. Knowing what to expect before you embark on a project will help you plan and avoid frustration and surprise.
The layout and function should accommodate your personal habits and rituals. Think about this as you are planning your bath.
Lighting is subtle but critical because it impacts how well you function in your space. Plan carefully and use dimmers.