Sroka Design, Inc.
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January 28, 2013
akcorcoran wrote:
What brand and model is this tub? (And size?) Thanks!
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hillswa
who is the tub manufacture?
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December 7, 2011
Hewn and Hammered wrote:
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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.
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Meghan
A picture from the room... A hidden tv! I find this design awesome. I wouldn't mind it :)
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October 30, 2011
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Looks like it's granite too. Beautiful bathroom by the way. Love the painting.
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February 28, 2014
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November 23, 2012
tiffew wrote:
is this a painting or wallpaper? do you have a source?
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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.
Nothing like catching up on your reading while luxuriating in the tub. To those skeptics who think it’s crazy to put bookcases next to the tub, designer Skip Sroka defends his decision this way: “I have had bookcases built into my bathrooms for the last 14 years, and I haven’t had any damage to the books in them. Good ventilation and the scale of the room takes care of the issue.”

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aliceadele added this to bathroom
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bath tub surround, mural on wall
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November 16, 2014
idea....not the picture
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November 12, 2014
Like the tub
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November 2, 2014
Marble
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November 2, 2014
LOVE THIS WALLPAPER AND BOOKCASE SURROUNDED BATHTUB. 10 Living Room Touches to Bring to the Bath Photo 4 of 10 Nothing like catching up on your reading while luxuriating in the tub. To those skeptics who think it’s crazy to put bookcases next to the tub, designer Skip Sroka defends his decision this way: “I have had bookcases built into my bathrooms for the last 14 years, and I haven’t had any damage to the books in them. Good ventilation and the scale of the room takes care of the issue.”
Kristine Mooney added this to The Mid Century House I WILL BUILD
October 21, 2014
ILOVE THIS>........
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October 20, 2014
bookshelves, mural
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October 16, 2014
Bookcases in the bathroom.
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October 13, 2014
Bookcases
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October 13, 2014
mural
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October 11, 2014
papier peint "paysage" dans alcove WOW!
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October 11, 2014
Bookshelves on one side of the sunk in tub would be a great solution in our master bath. The artwork is great too!
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October 9, 2014
Tub
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October 9, 2014
Oh that mural
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October 6, 2014
Idea of a mural in the bath tub area
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October 5, 2014
What fun w bookshelves!
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October 5, 2014
Books!!!
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October 5, 2014
bathtub library :-)
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October 3, 2014
relax and the oil painting
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bathroom
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October 3, 2014
Divine!
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October 2, 2014
Bookshelves in tub area.
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October 2, 2014
Love
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October 2, 2014
What a cool idea! I love it.
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October 2, 2014
Like this bath.
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October 1, 2014
I love the idea of bookshelves but not for books
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October 1, 2014
I love the idea of bookshelves here
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October 1, 2014
tina
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October 1, 2014
Bookcases by the tub is cool
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October 1, 2014
Double ended book shelves could work well in master betrdoom replacing picture with shutters to master bedroom
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September 30, 2014
instead of books, mags, TV, stereo
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September 30, 2014
sides
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September 30, 2014
Book rack for reading in the tub
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September 30, 2014
library, too
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September 30, 2014
Nice painting
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And aqua library.
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September 30, 2014
bookcases, i have the space, can do on one side and leave the other open!
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picture in front of bookcase
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Idea
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Wonderful bookshelves around the tub.
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Bathtub
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The bookcases and feature wall
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Book shelf in bathroom
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book shelves
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love this idea
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Bookshelves in bathroom
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wall mural
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everything
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Tub
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Mural
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Bathtub mural
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Bath
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Bookshelves
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Bookcases in bath.
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WALL MURAL
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September 28, 2014
love the book case n painting
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books
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bookshelves next to the bath
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September 28, 2014
Unique with the shelving. Where could I put a magazine that I don't care gets wet?
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September 28, 2014
Idea to put Books in cabinet with towels.
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September 28, 2014
use of books in bathroom
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September 28, 2014
PARECE QUE CON BUENA VENTILACION LOS LIBROS NO SE MALOGRAN EN UN BANO!
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Book nook
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Library in bath
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Glamorous
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cozy nook tv behind hinged art work
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books
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wall art
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September 28, 2014
Шкаф для книг
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September 28, 2014
set in tub nice
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September 28, 2014
Johnny's bathroom
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September 28, 2014
use a faux wall paper for books.
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September 28, 2014
Reading racks in bathtub. Interesting concept: bookshelves in bathroom.
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September 28, 2014
Love this! minus the mural and with a chandelier!
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September 28, 2014
What about a tile mural?
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open
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use tapestry
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September 28, 2014
The soaking tub.
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September 28, 2014
Really?!
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September 28, 2014
Mural behind tub
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September 28, 2014
tray across bathtub - some kind of shelf for books?
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September 28, 2014
Love the mural.
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The book stand
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Books
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for christina
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decorate the tub enclosure!
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mural wall
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Sunday soak
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Decorating the space around the tub
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September 28, 2014
Bookshelves next to the tub.
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September 28, 2014
Love the placement of the tub in relation to the bookshelves.
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September 28, 2014
Beautiful mural...
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walls and pictures on bookshelves
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mural
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mural
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Mural
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Bookcases, chairs furniture in the bathrooms! Lots of furniture to use!
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Bathroom mural and bookshelves
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bookcases and mural in the bathroom!
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Bookcases
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Check out the tub surround with bookcases
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Bookshelves
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, r
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beautiful bath
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painting
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So unusual
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Sroka Design, Inc. SaveEmail Nothing like catching up on your reading while luxuriating in the tub. To those skeptics who think it’s crazy to put bookcases next to the tub, designer Skip Sroka defends his decision this way: “I have had bookcases built into my bathrooms for the last 14 years, and I haven’t had any damage to the books in them. Good ventilation and the scale of the room takes care of the issue.”
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September 27, 2014
PAINTING AND BOOKCASES IN BATHROOM??? Looks really cozy.
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September 27, 2014
Love the idea of large 18th century print or wall paper.. Very French..
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Painting on wall, books
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Tub
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Claw foot tub
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Painted wallpaper
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Bookcase by tub?
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Bath tub library
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built in shelves between the studs
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Bookcases
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bookcase by tub
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painted mural in nook?
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book rack
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Tub in nook with mural, cream marble surround and a TV which is behind one of those paintings.
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Reading Bathroom
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mural
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mural
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art mural
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Love idea, as no window
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Wallpaper
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Mural
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Tub with TV and bench around it and builtins
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Master
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Mural
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Wall and books
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art
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bookcases
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There is something about this I really like
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I can paint this.
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Book reader
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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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Tub
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April 24, 2014
this size tub is nice (soaking tub)
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paper
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Reading tub
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The marble tub
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just sayin'!
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Gorgeous muraled arched tub
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Murel Idea Only
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bathtub
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inspired by early roman wall murals
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tub
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books
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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
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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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Mural
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TV in tub
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bathroom
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Scene
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shelves on each side of tub
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Differeny
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colors and it looks old
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Bathroom concept
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interesting
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December 22, 2013
bookrack
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wall mural and bookcase in bathroom!?
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Bano
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Mural on the wall over bathtub
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Bathroom wall mural
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Everything
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what's not to like???
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can I make arch ceiling in tub
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Lovely
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Mural.
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Mural
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Love
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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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Bookshelves, mural
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Book shelf and bath tub plus wall painting
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Mural painted give yours some shape
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The painting. Just wanted to make sure u were reading my notes.
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Master Bath
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wallpaper/mural filling tub wall. books at the tub wall, even just as decorating, not necessarily for reading.
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Drawing on the wall / the fact that it's drawn in a bathroom
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Archeed wall mural
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mural in tub niche
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mural
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Bookshelf
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The idea of having wallpaper above the bath
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