Sroka Design, Inc.
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akcorcoran wrote:
What brand and model is this tub? (And size?) Thanks!
   Comment   January 28, 2013
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who is the tub manufacture?
March 17, 2014 at 10:23AM   
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Hewn and Hammered wrote:
why would you put books in a room where the moisture will ruin them within a few years?
   Comment   December 7, 2011
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Skip Sroka
I have had bookcases built into my bathrooms for the last 14 years. I haven't had any damage to any of the books in them. The scale and ventilation in these bathrooms takes care of the issue. The room is 16' wide pictured and this is an alcove in that space, the ceiling goes to about 14' high in the center, it is a cathedral ceiling. Showers create moisture and that is located off to the side.
April 7, 2014 at 10:07AM   
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A picture from the room... A hidden tv! I find this design awesome. I wouldn't mind it :)
April 7, 2014 at 10:23AM   
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rronson wrote:
what is the backplash? hard to see and looks possibly like tiles?
     Comment   October 30, 2011
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Glass Tile Store
Looks like it's granite too. Beautiful bathroom by the way. Love the painting.
October 12, 2013 at 5:33PM   
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moisesart wrote:
Artist - I offering my art work
   Comment   February 28, 2014
tiffew wrote:
is this a painting or wallpaper? do you have a source?
   Comment   November 23, 2012

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Vanessa Brunner added this to Idea of the Week: Secret TV By the Tub
Of course, its worthwhile to talk about the rest of this beautiful bathtub niche. The beautiful mural is an antique Dufour hand-blocked mural that Sroka had removed from an old house and installed in this room. "What's wonderful about these murals, is that they are scenes of America produced by a French man who never set foot in this country," says Sroka. "So when you look at the mural there are people of all races living together as one society. Even though it's not accurate, it's a lovely thought."
Becky Harris added this to Design Details: 12 Ways With Wall Murals
Murals are not just for the public rooms on the first floor. This bathroom's focal wall is covered in an antique wallpaper that was created before the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. "This is actually French hand-blocked wallpaper that was taken down from a house in Baltimore. The back of the paper had to have some of the plaster scraped off," explains designer Skip Sroka. "If you look closely at the mural at the tub, you’ll see that the Frenchman who did the scene had never been to America" and shows people of all races treating each other as equals. "Murals give a wonderful sense of depth to a room. Done right they add a magic and interest that nothing else can do," he says. That assertion is made very clear in this room's design.

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art mural
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July 19, 2014
Love idea, as no window
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Tub with TV and bench around it and builtins
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Wall and books
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May 21, 2014
There is something about this I really like
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May 19, 2014
I can paint this.
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Book reader
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May 1, 2014
bookcase in bedroom
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April 29, 2014
book shelf may be idea for side wall in master by tub
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April 28, 2014
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March 24, 2014
Reading tub
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March 21, 2014
The marble tub
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March 21, 2014
just sayin'!
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March 18, 2014
Gorgeous muraled arched tub
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March 12, 2014
Murel Idea Only
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March 11, 2014
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March 6, 2014
inspired by early roman wall murals
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February 19, 2014
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February 19, 2014
Well done mural
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February 15, 2014
interesting tub. Would prefer lots of shelves to books adjacent to water and steam
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February 10, 2014
muurpapier en boekrak
Charlie Konsor added this to Bath - Upstairs
February 10, 2014
Giant painting. Plus a book case in the bathroom!!!! Must happen!
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February 9, 2014
great scene over large bathroom tub
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February 3, 2014
the room that's its in changes to an to a room not just a bathroom
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January 29, 2014
TV in tub
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January 20, 2014
shelves on each side of tub
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January 8, 2014
colors and it looks old
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Bathroom concept
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wall mural and bookcase in bathroom!?
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Mural on the wall over bathtub
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Bathroom wall mural
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November 1, 2013
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November 1, 2013
what's not to like???
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October 24, 2013
can I make arch ceiling in tub
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September 25, 2013
Surprise ! Adding lots of books to the bathroom. Note, paintings hung in front of books.
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September 11, 2013
Bookshelves, mural
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September 11, 2013
Book shelf and bath tub plus wall painting
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September 9, 2013
Mural painted give yours some shape
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September 9, 2013
The painting. Just wanted to make sure u were reading my notes.
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September 3, 2013
Master Bath
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September 3, 2013
wallpaper/mural filling tub wall. books at the tub wall, even just as decorating, not necessarily for reading.
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September 1, 2013
Drawing on the wall / the fact that it's drawn in a bathroom
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August 21, 2013
Archeed wall mural
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The idea of having wallpaper above the bath
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Tub ahape
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July 21, 2013
Reminds me of the art in NOLA Amtrak station.
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July 20, 2013
colors are beautiful and balanced, everything you could want in a bath
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July 1, 2013
Wall paper
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June 29, 2013
soaker bathtub
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June 28, 2013
love the bookshelves!
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June 25, 2013
Wall mural
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June 25, 2013
Never thought of placing a mural on the bathroom wall. Thanks for the idea!
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Idea para la tina
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Painting by tub
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May 28, 2013
This looks so darn relaxing!!!
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May 26, 2013
hiding tv
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May 25, 2013
the bookcases, can be used for bath towels, candles, etc.
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May 5, 2013
same setup as our tub area
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April 26, 2013
interesting. may work in leiu of window. arched ceiling with wall mural.
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bathtub bookshelf
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Tub Selves above tub
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Reader's tub
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April 12, 2013
I like the book shelf
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Bookshelf TV Picture
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April 8, 2013
Great use of mural & bookshelves with framed art flanking
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April 3, 2013
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March 28, 2013
vintage panoramic mural wallpaper
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March 27, 2013
Like wall
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March 22, 2013
bookshelf on the bath..could this be integrated Ina smaller way in our bathroom..
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March 14, 2013
tub arch
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March 13, 2013
very New England
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March 6, 2013
the murial
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Bookcase in bathroom
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March 3, 2013
Love the book stand!
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March 2, 2013
Mural I love it
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February 28, 2013
for the true bibliophile.
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book rack
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mural, hidden tv
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mural above bath
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perfect bath
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Shape of tub area
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Shelves around tub
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January 6, 2013
Love the mural and coziness. Tub looks comfortable
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January 4, 2013
Picture if no window. Built in storage.
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December 25, 2012
I like the book holder
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Master bath
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library bath
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mural back wall
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Book holder
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November 24, 2012
Like the way there's a surrounding for the tub
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November 22, 2012
want this tub
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November 22, 2012
vintage wallpaper mural in arch
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bath tub
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wall mural
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October 30, 2012
In the bathroom
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October 29, 2012
Mural. dd33333
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October 28, 2012
Mural is cool! Tub looks nice too
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October 25, 2012
Lovely... Bathing while reading..
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Bathroom art
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Shelving near tub
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photo art mural in arch
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I like the tub and book reader thingy
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Bath look
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August 14, 2012
Bookshelves around bathtub! I would worry about water damage, but it looks wonderful!
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Stunning Mural
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Nice idea for a bathroom wall
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tunnel end wall
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Books in bath!
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paint walls
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July 20, 2012
remember beach scene with pebbles, or a wooded scene would be realistic down here at the lake
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Drop in tub with mural back wall.
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Can incorporate chic wallpaper pattern behind tub instead of wallpaper photo
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mural behind bathtub
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Stole my invention
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bathroom bookcase
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mural or wallpaper
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This is seriously fun ~
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Decorating with books
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Book holder for bath
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April 21, 2012
like the cove for the tub - bit of enclosed feeling - have window where picture is
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The rack across the tub
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Fun, relaxing
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Mural over tub
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My mural theme
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