New York City designer Philip Gorrivan was kind enough to share this photo with me. It is a bath he designed for a NYC client who wanted a classic and timeless space that was practical as well as beautiful. He chose to install two single washstands with marble slabs fabricated with traditional ogee edges. The functionality becomes apparent with the installation of a small piece of furniture with a bank of drawers providing extra space to store bath sundries out of sight. I love all of the black accents from the border on the towels to the black crown molding. The scale is right and the materials beautifully layered.
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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 … →
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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.