The bath pictured in this post is one I visit nearly every time I am in Paris. The renovations and additions to her newly purchased house on the very fashionable Faubourg St. Honor was designed for Madame Jeanne Lanvin in 1924 by Armand Rateau, one of the fashion assistants in her atelier. These images are part of a suite that includes not only the bathroom but also an adjacent boudoir that is on permanent display at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs. As a friend said recently, it is a bit of a hike to find this hidden gem, but well worth the effort.
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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.
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