Monday, January 10, 2011

Bathroom Panache


In ancient Greece, wealthy people who lived in large houses had the luxury of having bathrooms inside their homes. Bathrooms were generally placed close to the kitchen so that the stove would be nearby, which would make it easier to bring hot water into the bathroom. Baths then had terracotta seats and stone basins on pedestals.

I recently came across a photo of a bathroom designed by Nicholas Calder which I loved. It had a wonderful mix and reference to the ancient and the new. A mix of finishes of both rough and smooth… you can see the stone or maybe textured granite sink on a column accented by mirrors, which enlarged the room, duplicated the accessories, and displayed all sides of the column and light.

Perhaps a Greek bath with a modern twist.

Photography by Philip Ennis

2 comments:

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

Heavenly bathroom! Merci!

quintessence said...

Interesting and beautiful!! Loved the little bit of history mixed with this fabulous photo! Just found you - heaven knows how - but happy to be here.

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