City House Dream Bath

Today I’m featuring what would be included in my dream city bathroom, courtesy of some of the wonderful Blogtour NYC sponsors.

First up this dream bathroom would have to include isteam, from Mr. Steam. I don’t know how I would ever leave the bathroom again, but I’d like to certainly give it a try.

Ahh, can you just imagine how relaxed you would feel after a steam shower.   The sleek  little control panel on the wall is as easy as your smart phone to operate.  It features temperature controls, duration, aromatherapy, chromatherapy and music, which are all hidden until needed.  It’s also available in both black and white.  The iSteam steamheads are design to match and are cool to the touch.  And there is even an iGenie ,which is an optional molded wireless control which remotely preheats the steam shower from up to 100 feet away.

Be sure to visit their website to see the full range of products and accessories, including towel warmers and shower seats.   The interactive planner where you can pick and choose your accessories is great to use and they even have some at home spa treatment recipes you can try.

And on the days, you want a leisurely soak I’m thinking this pure gorgeousness from Victoria + Albert would be the perfect compliment.

This is the Ravello tub made out of Englishcast (Quarrycast for the rest of the world outside of North America).  Englishcast is made from finely ground volcanic limestone mixed with resin. It is made out of one piece, hand finished and warm to the touch and keeps it’s warmth due to it’s high insulation properties.  It has a naturally white, gloss finish with excellent stain resistance and it is incredibly strong.   As it is a solid material throughout, internal scratches just simply polish out and it is even drillable for plumbing considerations.  The exterior can even be painted, if desired, after purchase.

The photo above even shows the matching Ravello 60 vessel basins.  A certainly winning combination.

And just to mix it up a bit I would use traditional styled fixtures from Barber Wilsons and Co Ltd.

Barber Wilsons is the oldest family owned, independent manufacturing of water fittings in the UK.  They have offered classic and outstanding quality for over 100 years.

The fittings are each reproduced using a portfolio of drawings from the early 19th century.  They may look the same on the outside as 100 years ago but on the inside they have used modern materials and components. This has allowed them to blend traditional craftmanship and contemporary manufacturing which in turn gives their fixtures elegance, quality and authentic styling.



This one above in the Mastercraft style below would be my choice in the nickel finish for the bath tub.

And the final piece of luxury would be this little piece of jewelery by Du Verre designer William Harvey.

This is the Arroyo collection and it is pure luxury.  The silhouette mimics man made water channels, which the finishing touch in a luxury bathroom. Available in satin nickel it is the icing on the cake!

And there you have it my City House Dream Bath!

And as usual, if you are looking for inspiration to help you with your bath, visit the National Kitchen and Bath Association.  And to quote them,  KNOW the value of working with a trained design professional. “


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Guest Room Makeover

This room was transformed from a teenage boy’s bedroom into a serene and soft guest room. The feature wall was stenciled with a modern graphic pattern to add some pop and to highlight the upholstered headboard.  An antique dresser adds interest and it all  makes this small guest room feel simply luxurious.

Landing / Loft Transformation

This little landing was feeling a little cold and my client wanted it to feel cozy and warm just like her inherited treasures.  And now it does! It is also the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of tea and a magazine.

Master Bathroom Renovation

The objective was to keep all the fixtures in the same location but to change everything out, on a reasonable budget, as they are considering selling the home in the near future.  So with this in mind, we kept the space pretty neutral to appeal to the majority of people.

The entire bathroom was gutted and the lighting bulkhead was removed which lifts the entire space.  The same tile was used throughout with just a small accent tile in the shower area.  The tile was laid in a grid pattern on the floor and in a brick pattern around the tub, to give it a little more interest.

Main Bath Renovation

This main bath renovation kept all the fixtures in the same position but the lighting bulkhead was removed to add some much welcomed height to the bath.  All fixtures, including the tub, sink, toilet, tiles and vanity were replaced.  All this on a very reasonable budget.