9/01/2010

Sumptuous Bathrooms

If you love bathrooms, The Perfect Bath written by Barbara Sallick, the co-founder of Waterworks is a must read.   She started a blog a few months ago around one of her favorite topics, the bathroom.  It’s the perfect site for interior designers or anyone redoing their bathroom as a source of inspiration  as well as for those that enjoy history and learning about how products come to fruition.   She did a recent post on the  The Empire Bath by Waterworks and I had to share some of the images with you.  All of these bathrooms make me want buy some lavender bubble bath, pour myself a glass of wine, and relax in the tub with a good book.  If only my bathroom could be so elegant instead my reality is standing in an old shower with some dove soap.  A girl can dream can’t she?

This bathroom is so elegant.  I love the oversized gold mirror above with the chandelier hanging down and the touch of fresh flowers.  Yes, I can see myself here.

I love the pop of color of this chair (looks like velvet, even better) with the mirror above flanked by two sconces.

This bathroom below is so me.  I love white Carrara marble anything.  I am not particularly fond of open showers.  That’s what I love about this space. I love how the Empire tub sits in front of a half wall in Carrarra marble with the shower behind it making the tub the focal point.

How beautiful is this pop of blue with the white trim.  The Carrara marble backdrop in a create shape adds additional interest.

Simple and Elegant

Of course, I love all white bathrooms.  I love the dual sinks across from each other with the wide open space.  It feels fresh.

Oscar Shamamian & Victoria Hagan / Architectural Digest

This is from an unknown source (the bathtub) but look how gorgeous this Empire Tub is in marble.  It feels so luxurious.

A picture of an Empire Tub from an old French Bath Catalogue from the early 1900’s.

My wish for you this week is that you relax, take a deep breath, and enjoy the bliss of a bubble bath!

 

I love hearing your comments! Stop by

 Peggy & Fritz

and let me know your thoughts they always make my day!

 

 

Photo Credits:  The Perfect Bath, Velvet and Linen, Architectural Digest

9 comments:

goodniteirene.wordpress.com said...

all white, with the twin sinks = my favorite. it's a constant battle with hunky hubby and i. i think ecru is a garish, loud color.
i'm threatening to whitewash our beautiful walnut floors. according to him his dead body might be part of my project.
xo,
katie

Peggy and Fritz said...

Ha Ha Katie - The design battle between men and women never stops. Check out Beach Bungalow 8 - her link is on my blog - a fabulous and well known blogger who lives up the street from me just redid her floors in white. They look amazing. I've always been a fan or chocolate brown floors but I must say they look incrediable. Maybe you can get hunky hubby to convert...it's beachy :)

jemima said...

While I like those tubs, the practical side of me wants a place to set a glass of ice water, a glass of wine, a fragrant candle and a book.

Karen said...

I love these pictures---I love the look of an open bath tub but not the reality. In any event, I wish I had room for the 'shower behind the empire tub in front' look. Thanks for sharing this new blog site.

Peggy and Fritz said...

Karen thanks for stopping by. I couldn't agree more. That's why I love that one with the shower hidden behind. It's perfect. In my rental I'm stuck with an icky old shower and tub.

Michael - Innkeeper said...

traditionally i'm not a huge fan of gold accents ... but i sorta love them in the bathrooms you've choosen!

MaryBeth said...

I have this tub in my bathroom and love it. It was between this and a water monopoly one. It is beautiful, I am so glad I bought it.

Peggy and Fritz said...

Hi MaryBeth and Michael, thanks for stopping by. Michael I agree with you - but I love the gold in these - gold went out for a number of years but it's making a come back. MaryBeth super jealous you have one of these tubs. Lucky you.

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Love this post. All of the images are gorgeous and a bit of soak is exactly what I'd like to do to relax this weekend.

By the way, your front porch sounds lovely - a perfect place to relax and welcome the day. Thanks for your lovely comment on Tuesday. I had to include it in my newsletter yesterday as it characterized the beauty that natural light can bring to a home.

Enjoy your weekend. :)

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