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Sally Wilson and John Kelsey, an award-winning duo of interiors designers based in Boston that established Wilson Kelsey Design have created a marvelous luxury bathroom inspired by the iconic French painter, Claude Monet. The design will be unveiled at the 2018 DXV Desing Summit in New York City that will start on the 17th of October and has the theme of “Art Infusion”. Now, Luxury Bathrooms will display the set imagined by Wilson Kelsey, so take a look.
The unique design summit commisioned design groups to design a bathroom set based on an artist or art movement from the period 1875-1915. Here, designers can explore a wide variety of shapes, color palettes and styles from the Classic impressionism, Geometric Abstraction, Mid-Century Sculpture Garden and Contemporary Photography styles.
Wilson Kelsey Design opted for an oval room concept that features an impressionistic, water lily leitfmotif wallpaper that is framed by authentic French paneling, painted in Benjamin Moore’s “Chicago Blues”. John Kelsey furhter explains, “A Monet hallmark is the reflection of light on water, and a bathroom is all about water. Our goal was to celebrate Monet and his Lily Pad Series within the context of that era’s architecture while adding a modern sensibility and technology via our fixtures, lighting and materials.”
Brought to life by muralists Lena Fransioli and Brooke Sheldon of Zoe Design, the bath’s French paneling honors Monet’s early period when the leisure class looked to the classical as a source of inspiration. Wilson Kelsey Design then advanced this vision by infusing the space with 20th century modern detailing as realized in the lighting, tile work and plumbing fixtures, as according to Sally Wilson their “mission was to merge classicism with modernism, so that they each enhance and honor the other.”
Featuring graceful forms, this exceptional bathroom design depicts a series of elements from the natural world. Some of the most distinguished designs from this set are the Lowell freestanding soaking tub, contemporary floor mount tub filler as well as the Rem collection of curvaceous faucets.
Capturing the experimental nature of the Impressionist Era, Wilson Kelsey Design complemented the traditional space with contemporary techniques and design elements. The magnificent water lily glass tile mosaic acknowledges Pointillism, an impressionist technique utilizing tiny dots to compose an image. In addition, Artaic Innovative Mosaics of Boston created the larger than life mosaic lily by juxtaposing the pixelated nature of a mosaic with their robotic-based manufacturing process. The experience is continued into the modern open shower and private water closet rooms via padded faux leather wall tiles from Nappa Tile.
As a whole, every single project showcased at the event will act as a way to encourage and inspire professionals and consumers alike with the power of exquisite design and craftsmanship as well as celebrating all the beauty of the various artistic styles.
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