Waterworks’ Cofounder Barbara Sallick just released her new book which is the ultimate guide to a stylish bathroom makeover. Forty years of experience later star the company, Sallick is sharing her secrets, tips and tricks to elevating this overlooked space in the brand new The Perfect Bath (Rizzoli, $55). In today’s post, Luxury Bathrooms‘ editors will share with you some bathroom renovation tips from the book to make any ordinary bath into a sumptuous spa.
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Although you might prefer to stick with serene neutrals for bathrooms, vibrant color isn’t taboo. “Powder rooms, because of their diminutive size, limited use time, and independence form the larger decorative scheme or the house, are excellent venues for the saturation of a rich, arresting hue,” explains Sallick.
LIGHT IT UP
Certainly, fixtures and tiles are important, but according to the designer, it’s the lighting that will make or break your overall experience in the space. “When it comes to lighting the bath, the basic rule of thumb is the more the better. Many designers recommend a troika of mirror lighting for applying makeup, downlighting for overall illumination, and a pendant for decorative purposes.”, writes Sallick
LOCATION IS EVERYTHING
Keep your luxury bathroom’s aesthetic in line with the entire house, specifically the rooms nearest it, which includes outdoor space. “A consideration that embraces both context and adjacencies is the view from your bathroom window. If you are at the beach, for example, and the room has an expansive vista of sand, sea, and sky, chances are that you will not only want to frame or take advantage of it in some way but to use your bath’s material palette to connect interior and exterior.”
The designer recommends considering each option—stone, handcrafted tile, wood—for its functionality, then thinking about how different pairings will complement each other. “The character of the bath is derived from the materials you choose, how you treat their surfaces, and—most critically—how everything is combined,” says Sallick.
At last but not least, one more advise by Barbara Sallick: “Do not put every single idea into one room. The more you edit your materials, the clearer the message and the more restful and consoling the experience.”
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Source: Architectural Digest