Thursday, May 7, 2009

Beautiful Baths

I rarely see bathrooms I really love. But these four are all dramatic, chic, and elegant. Which is your favorite?

Miles Redd's gorgeous and infamous floor to ceiling mirrored bath holds a particular charm for me as it was salvaged from the Armour estate blocks from my childhood home in Lake Forest, Illinois. The home was built in 1931 and was the estate of Lester Armour of the meatpacking fortune. It was a collaboration between the brilliant architect David Adler and his equally brilliant sister interior designer Frances Elkins. The house was gutted in the 1990s by eighties pop icon Richard Marx and the bathroom languished in a salvage yard until rescued by Miles Redd.




Miles Redd's powder room-very art deco glam with its black, white, and Lucite. I love the little pop of color on the monogrammed hand towels.


I love this Cowtan & Tout Manuel Canovas wallpaper, the monogrammed towel (always make your monograms large, they are much more elegant), and the silver leather cube. The perfect woman's bathroom. This glamorous and feminine bathroom featured in House Beautiful is by designer Amanda Nisbet.


I have no idea where I originally found this photo, but I love the unexpected use of blue and white porcelain and the chopstick monogram on the towels-I would guess Leontine Linens. This is a great way to glamorize a white bathroom. I would have used a blue and white garden stool instead of the large vase on the floor-a perfect perch for a towel or robe.


14 comments:

g. said...

Love that pink one. Very nice pics.

Style Redux 2 said...

g.-The funny thing is, it's the master bath-I wouldn't let my husband in there to mess it up! ;)

annechovie said...

The Amanda Nisbet bath is my favorite, esp. because that Canovas wallpaper really grabs me!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

I've always loved that famous mirrored bath of Miles! Did you ever see the video tour of it on domino before it was pulled down?
I love that he hosts dinner parties in the bathroom, since it's the biggest room in his apartment! lol

Sanity Fair said...

The mirrored bathroom is... wow.

Style Redux 2 said...

Anne-I love it too. It's feminine, but sophisticated.

Style Redux 2 said...

Stefan-I watched it many times-I love every room in his place.The kitchen is to die for.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Yep, got those last two in my "fave bath" files, too. YUM!

Style Redux 2 said...

MLHP-I wasn't kidding when I said I rarely see bathrooms I love-this was my file! ;)

Style Redux 2 said...

SF-You need to find a picture of his mirrored kitchen.

Fabulous Finds and Co. said...

Miles Reed mirrored bath just blew my mind.

Style Redux 2 said...

FF&C-It is amazing. Thanks for stopping by.

Frances said...

Yes, a garden stool would actually be a more logical choice since the bather can sit on it before/after taking her bath. I just bought a garden stool myself actually...

Style Redux 2 said...

Frances-I love garden stools and just did a post yesterday on garden stools on Chinoiserie Chic.