Dramatic Brocades: White and Purple Bathroom

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Luxury, high-end contemporary bath tub, toilet and sink with silver-toned fixtures are complemented by a traditionally inspired brocade wall paper in sophisticated purple and black. Design Resource: Bath design products and decor discovered at CP Hart London showroom.

Metrosexual Styling: Michael Berman Bath Design for ROHL at KBIS 2013

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In New Orleans, this past April, the Kitchen and Bath Industry show was the center of the universe for new products and interior trends. One design trend that caught my eye was the subtle yet strong embrace of “metro-sexual” design in bath and kitchen. It’s refreshing to see that companies are noting the interest amongst men to decorate their interiors … Read More

Dreams of Russian Princesses: Sapphire-Colored Mosaics

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New Ravenna Blue Mosiacs Collection Natasha | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Perhaps my recent rekindled love of Russian literature has me seeing Russian opulence and aristocratic luxury at every turn. So when this lovely mosaic (Natasha Collection) from one of my favorite stone and glass mosaic artisans, Sara Baldwin of New Ravenna, found its way into my life – the first thing that crossed my mind was the beautiful, jewel-toned and … Read More

Escape to Your Private Beach Getaway: Spa at Home

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Stone & Pewter Accents’ Sumi-e Zushi large brick tiles create an enchanting aquatic dream world in this bathroom spa. The gorgeous tiles colors are taken straight from nature: blue-greens reminiscent of the turquoise and aqua seas; the shimmering pearl a reminder of the treasures the oceans hold; and the sandy beiges bring to mind the perfect silky beaches that beckon … Read More

Spa at Home: Discreet Opulence

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Sultry,shimmering mosaics create an atmosphere of unabashed, yet suitably restrained decadence in this relaxing spa-style bathroom.  ‘Kyoto’ from the Vetri Blends mosaic collection by Bisazza.

AGATHA Puzle Charming Bath Tiles from Pamesa Ceramica

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Pamesa Ceramica bath tiles bursting with the color and charm for which Spanish fashion designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada is celebrated for come to life in this whimsical bathroom complete with a hot pink heart-shaped bath sink and artsy mirror that is sure to delight and bring a smile each and every time. Credits: Tile of Spain, Pamesa Ceramica

Elevating Bath Tile to an Artform: Azulejos Alcor

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Yes, it’s true. I have an unabashed design crush on Azulejos Alcor. What can I say? Their tiles are gorgeous, and lust-worthy. I adore Azulejos Alcor because they effortlessly elevate beautiful tile design to an art form. This purple-hued bathroom tile installation is a perfect example of taking, what so many of us take for granted, the ‘lowly’ tile – … Read More

Olivia Putman Dazzles with Bath Design at Ambiente 2013

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Great design, much like great art, has the ability to touch us in a spiritual manner – to lift our mind, body and soul out of our everyday existence and onto a plane in which we shed our human short-comings, frailties and stresses, and become ethereal creatures filled with joy, peace and love. Great design is transformative, and it can be found in the … Read More

Cheryl Clendenon of In Detail Kitchen & Bath

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Award winning kitchen design In Detail Interiors | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Cheryl Kees Clendenon, a California transplant to Northwest Florida, has been in the design industry for eleven years and continues to learn something new every day.  She credits an education in the fine arts for helping to shape her perspective and how she views spatial relationships. Her award-winning designs have graced the pages of over 50 national consumer magazines. She … Read More

Hard Beauties: Cambria Surfaces at 2013 KBIS

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Though several of the Cambria vignettes at the 2013 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show were styled in a more traditional style than is my liking, and to be honest, I had a difficult time overcoming their less than stellar choice of wall coverings, I was able to overlook those style transgressions and focus on Cambria’s beautiful natural stone materials. Their … Read More

Sophisticated Bath: Ann Sacks & Kallista at KBIS 2013

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Spotted at Ann Sacks & Kallista’s KBIS 2013 Booth Robert Kuo’s Chinois tiles for Ann Sacks Collection. Kallista Bacifiore undercounter basin (finish: ‘Polished Distressed”) by Mick De Giulio and Kallista Vir Stil hardware and plumbing fixtures (finish: “Nickel Silver”)  collection by Laura Kirar. Michael S. Smith’s 1930s inspired ‘For Town’ collection for Kallista. Mosaics – Scribe by Ann Sacks.

KOHLER: Femininity & Romance Reign at KBIS 2013

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Persia on Conical Bell vessel sink from Kohler | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Spotted at KOHLER’s KBIS 2013 Booth Caravan collection Persia on Conical Bell vessel sink in white finish with gold details. Purist tall single-hole bathroom sink faucet and decorative grid drain in Vibrant modern brushed gold. Caravan collection Nepal on Caxton bathroom vessel sink in translucent blue. Loure tall widespread bathroom sink faucet and decorative grid drain in polished chrome. KOHLER’s … Read More

Svelte Curves & Elegant Surfaces at ROHL KBIS 2013

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Spotted at ROHL’s KBIS 2013 Booth BATH DESIGN ROHL Perrin & Rowe Undermount Bowl (U.2525WH) with Finished Brass Wash Stand with Glass Shelf and Perrin & Rowe 3-Hole Traditional Country Spout Widespread Lavatory Faucet (U.3720L). ROHL Perrin & Rowe Jubilee Collection 3-Hole High Arc Spout Widespread Lavatory Faucet (U.3760L) and ROHL Perrin & Rowe DECO Basin and Pedestal. ROHL Michael … Read More

2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Highlights

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DESIGN SPOTLIGHT Striking elegance and glamour in bath design from Ann Sacks and Kallista. Beautiful design pairings combining TOTO bath fixtures and Villeroy and Boch tub and sink. Stunning black Lavastone counter and sinuous kitchen faucet from Rohl. CREATIVITY on DISPLAY at KBIS Brizo’s creative and inspiring bath sink and faucet water fountain display had the KBIS crowds oohing and … Read More

Delicate Lace Stamped Tiles from Bardelli

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Prolific designer Marcel Wanders’ Minoo tile collection for Bardelli, is a beautiful design poem written in visual tensions. The delicate lace patterns on the tiles embodies the feminine, the soft, the yielding; the masculine hard surface of the tile counters with its hardness; resoluteness and unyielding strength.

Silver Glamour Captivates: MetalGloss Tiles from Ceramica Fondovalle

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Why is it that Italians have the most perfectly developed sense of beauty? Truly at the forefront of marrying materials and design perfection, Ceramica Fondovalle, creates a subtle metallic ceramic tile that sets the heart on fire. The MetalGloss “Moonlight” ceramic from the Bi+Fusion collection appears to capture the moon’s magical and glamorous luminance in every divine tile.