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Contemporary Shower

Modern Master Bathroom with floating bench and illuminated shower niche

Architect: Tom Cole
Interior Designer: Robyn Scott www.rsidesigns.com

Photographer: Teri Fotheringham

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Kimberly Bradley wrote:
Is the back wall a piece of Art or is it a piece Granite
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oceanmist452
I came across such Onyx slabs at a Marble importer in Medford, MA while hunting for a calcutta for my bathroom remodel. He had the most beautiful artwork-like slabs. I attach a pic of one that I was considering. It's definitely artwork, and would look gorgeous if backlit.
September 10, 2014 at 8:04PM     
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Felipe Machado
Green Onyx
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inakarlsson wrote:
Tiles and marble? - Hi, Loooove this shower! Can you please tell me what kind of tiles are the white ones and is it a marble stone the big, green one? Thanks in advance, Ina
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I love this look too! This effect is very east to achieve without breaking the bank! Very Simple, buy a stock image or buy a small stone and take your own shot. Take the image to a sign company have them print out any size you like, have it laminated, or you could even cover with a clear sheet of plastic or glass, if you don’t want to hold with screws, you could just add trim around it. Backlighting can also be done if you have the sign company print it out translucent or at 80%, then stick on plastic.
June 29, 2014 at 9:31AM     
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The back wall is Pakistani Green Onyx.
August 8, 2014 at 12:38PM     
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H2D Architecture + Design wrote:
What type of fixture was used for the niche lighting? - I am curious what type of concealed fixture was used in the niche. How is the fixture visually concealed?
   Comment   May 28, 2014
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We had a small bump-up at the rear of the niche where we concealed some Wet Location Listed LED strip lights. For these we used a warm white iCove light from Color Kinetics (now part of Philips). Today I'd do the detail with a wet location tapelight. There are a number of manufacturers who make these that can be found on Houzz like Paradigm, Environmental Lights and others.

Thx.

Gregg
May 28, 2014 at 6:53AM     
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Patrick Dwyer
Knema.com offers a lot of LED lighting solutions that can achieve this effect.
June 13, 2014 at 2:43PM     
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Ramdhan Mohanlal & Co. Pvt. Ltd. wrote:
Can you share the picture - Hi, That's a beautiful application of the onyx. Is it possible for you share the picture with me? Thanks. Gaurav Maheshwari
   Comment   May 13, 2014
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186 Lighting Design Group - Gregg Mackell
I have purchased the right to use the photo for my own use and for things like Houzz, but I do not have the rights to share the photo with you officially.

The photographer who owns the rights can be found here: http://www.houzz.com/pro/terifoth/teri-fotheringham-photography

You could contact Teri and she could let you know how you could attain the rights to use this photo.

Thanks.

Gregg
May 19, 2014 at 4:23PM     
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Teri Fotheringham Photography
Ramdhan, if you would like to use this photo, please contact me at teri@denverphoto.com. Thanks!
May 21, 2014 at 4:22PM   
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hosro59 wrote:
want wet location led fixtures. like the look of these lights - We want to put led fixtures in our shower, 120v direct wired. Shower is 40 x 48 inches.
   Comment   May 11, 2014
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May 17, 2014 at 6:40PM   
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Gregg could you tell me the exact fixtures used in the ceiling?
May 20, 2014 at 8:37AM   
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sweetspire wrote:
Stunning. - I have never commented on a post before, but as a few others have posted, this is a dream bathroom, and I could not go past this picture and not say "Wow!" A work of art...architecture at its finest.
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Thanks everyone! I appreciate so much that you all like this photo!
May 18, 2014 at 5:21PM     
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laurawoz
Tom and Gregg- What an absolutely stunning design- it's flawless.
July 19, 2014 at 7:56AM     
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Lisa D'Alessio wrote:
Love the onyx back wall,but...... - Did the base floor and back wall have to be reinforced to accommodate this size slab onyx?
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I believe it was something like 6'x6'x8'tall. Not 100% sure, but i think those dimensions are close.
July 31, 2014 at 9:25PM     
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malabon
Stunning. It almost appears as if the onyx is backlit. dramatic utilization. Well done.
August 28, 2014 at 10:26AM     
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carava1 wrote:
How is the recessed led lighting installed and waterproofed?
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186 Lighting Design Group - Gregg Mackell
As the lighting designer, I was involved in the design and specification, not the installation. However, I can tell you we did use wet location listed LED strip lights. The connections of strip lights listed for wet locations are already per-sealed. I've seen mounting channels fastened with clear silicone to stone like this and under the bench, that could be how they did the installation. Inside the niche, there's a good chance they mechanically fastened the mounting channel to the lid of the niche with screws. Thx.

Gregg
March 9, 2014 at 12:06PM   
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I think LED is the best choice!
April 28, 2014 at 8:54PM     
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rondiballard wrote:
Floor tile - Beautiful shower! I would love to do something similar but I am concerned about the floor tiles being slippery when wet. Can you shed any light on this issue? Thanks!
     Comment   February 23, 2014
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186 Lighting Design Group - Gregg Mackell
I was the lighting designer on the project. Robyn Scott was the interior designer and she might be able to answer your questions. She can be found here: http://www.houzz.com/pro/rscott/robyn-scott-interiors-ltd Good Luck!
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Mosdef wrote:
How is the floatin bench mounted to the wall? And what Material is it? - I was just wondering how that bench is mounted to the wall? I am was also wondering can any material be used as a floating bench/shelf?
     Comment   February 11, 2014
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I've had good luck with both of these companies and their LEDs and service
May 8, 2014 at 10:17AM     
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tammylyne1 wrote:
Comment: stunning. if I could have any shower this may be the one
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If you click on More below the info on the shower it should show you a comment stream that will have that information for you.
January 30, 2014 at 5:53AM   
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May 10, 2014 at 2:20PM     
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Raffaela Cipriano wrote:
What is the bench seat made of and how is it installed so it floats?
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This is drop dead gorgeous!
February 14, 2014 at 12:40PM     
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Thanks!
February 14, 2014 at 3:28PM   
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Holly James wrote:
Bedspread colors for yellow walls? - I need a good bedspread color with yellow walls.
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October 14, 2013 at 9:04AM     
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Superb Shower
October 28, 2013 at 9:43PM     
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2leftsocks wrote:
Comment - Fabulous! So beautiful. But if this marble is out of your budget, a large topographical map, in the same color tones, could work too. Would just have to be sealed, somehow, against water.
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September 28, 2013 at 2:27PM     
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Shawn Peery wrote:
Can you change the background art? - The colors in the back wall don't mix well can we see other color concepts?
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September 28, 2013 at 2:28PM     
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liciano wrote:
Floorplan - Where's the floorplan?
     Comment   July 11, 2013
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The architect was Tom Cole with Points West Architecture in Vail, Colorado. You could contact him if you were very interested in seeing this in floorplan view. http://www.pointswestvail.com/aboutus.html Good luck.
July 12, 2013 at 7:44AM   
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jeannehenson wrote:
ideas for shower shelves in the tile shower?
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September 28, 2013 at 2:28PM   
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designalchemiestudio wrote:
A Note from a fellow designer. - This bath is beautifully executed. The design is creative, organic and thoughtful in every texture, shape and color. The most remarkable attribute is that the designer knew when to stop, so that this soothing space remained spare and elegant. Kudos to Janet from a fellow designer.
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Kelley Kegel
I think it's beautiful!
October 16, 2013 at 8:38PM     
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That's a beautiful piece of onyx. It looks like a topographical map from space. You can't beat nature for one of a kind beauty and drama.
November 6, 2013 at 9:42PM     
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yabutt wrote:
What is wall, stone? - Please provide some details Tks Terry
   Comment   June 7, 2013
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I apologize, one of my houzz settings changed and I didn't know I had this question outstanding. If you look through some of the other questions, you'll see the answer from the person who did the stone wall. I believe it is a type of green onyx.
September 28, 2013 at 2:38PM     
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roktta wrote:
What type of spots used? - What type of lights did you use on the ceiling that would give that beautiful illumination to the onyx on the wall, it does seem that the onyx is lighted at the back…but it isn’t! wow!
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Thank you very much for responding, both SORAA and 186 ….
May 30, 2013 at 7:53PM     
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Nice Green Onyx, and good job on the installation!
July 15, 2013 at 8:02PM     
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dnichols7 wrote:
how did you back=light the onyx, while containing any moisture problems with the electricity? - how did you back-light the onyx, containing any moisture problems with the electricity?
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I don't know how much this cost, but if you're interested, you may contact the interior designer, Robyn Scott here: http://www.houzz.com/pro/rscott/ . Good luck!
October 21, 2013 at 7:33AM   
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TylerCo was asked to write an article for Int’l Surface Fabricators Association’s magazine, “Countertops & Architectural Surfaces”. The article details how to backlight translucent surfaces, the digital version of the magazine is online at http://www.tylercoinc.com/news.html
July 24, 2014 at 5:13PM     
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Anna Kostecki wrote:
IS the mural on the far wall a set of tiles designed to look like a mural?
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I believe this is a slab of onyx. If you look at some of the other question threads about this shower, I think you can find the exact type of stone. Good luck!
March 2, 2013 at 3:22PM     
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legomonsterh wrote:
Where did u get the big shower? - I love the big shower where did u get it?
     Comment   January 27, 2013
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Robyn Scott did the interior design and this was all custom designed. If you have any specific questions or want to have her design you a cool shower, you can find her here: http://www.houzz.com/pro/rscott/robyn-scott-interiors-ltd Good Luck!
January 27, 2013 at 1:17PM     
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lwsutter wrote:
Love the Marble... it's art! Where can I find similar marble? - Love the marble as art! Where can I find similar marble?
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It's also available at Ferazzoli Tile in Meriden, Ct. Saw it there Saturday.
January 20, 2013 at 3:34PM     
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We have similar onyx slabs in stock in Van Nuys, California.
January 25, 2013 at 2:35PM     
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tshook2222 wrote:
What supports this seat and where can I buy the brackets. - What supports this seat and where can I buy the brackets.
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I was the lighting designer on the project. The architect was Tom Cole with Points West Architecture in Vail, Colorado. You may want to try contacting him to find out. Good Luck
January 5, 2013 at 3:31PM   
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Thank you. I live in Canada and I also love this bench... would certainly love to find out as well .
May 25, 2013 at 2:51PM   
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pgflower wrote:
tiles - are the tiles on the floor and on the wall the same tile?
   Comment   January 1, 2013
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I believe it is all a marble. If you are looking for an answer better than you'll get from the lighting designer :), feel free to visit the interior designer's page and you can ask her directly. The designer was Robyn Scott and her Houzz page is: http://www.houzz.com/pro/rscott/robyn-scott-interiors-ltd . Good Luck!
January 1, 2013 at 5:34PM   
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The Tiles on the Floor and Walls are a St. Croix Limestone similar to Crema Europa.
February 20, 2013 at 2:55PM   
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pgflower wrote:
shower wall material? - is the shower wall green onyx or limestone? its just amazing wow!!
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It's an onyx. I believe if you follow some of the previous question strings you'll find a more exact answer. Thx.
January 1, 2013 at 5:24PM   
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pgflower wrote:
sample bathroom - can we see more photo of the rest of the room ? wud love that
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Unfortunately the owners never had us do a final aiming of the lights so from a lighting standpoint, some of the pics of the house aren't quite up to snuff. However, you can see more photos on Robyn Scott's page below. She did an awesome job on the house. Thanks for the note.


January 1, 2013 at 9:02AM     
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Thank you for the rest of the pics, of the full bathroom, got a clearer picture . Absolutely amazing , love the wood combo . awesome job!!
January 1, 2013 at 4:13PM     
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Stephen Beck wrote:
Is this floor mount shower from Boffi or another provider?
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It is a Boffi Fixture. Let me know if you are interested in a fabulous bathroom design!
December 31, 2012 at 9:49AM     
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Hi Robyn, This shower is by far my favorite on houzz. I am wanting to know about the lighting in the niche and under the bench. Where can I find this? Beautiful work!
February 10, 2013 at 5:04PM   
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johannaone wrote:
Fabulous! Is it a steam shower?
   Comment   December 2, 2012
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I was the lighting designer on the project, but Robyn Scott was the interior designer. She would know the answer to your question. You can find her here: http://www.houzz.com/pro/rscott/robyn-scott-interiors-ltd
December 2, 2012 at 7:01PM   
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It was not a Steam Shower. We installed the shower.
February 20, 2013 at 2:58PM   
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wawa29 wrote:
what is that bench called and where can I buy one? - in the reno stage of doing two full bathrooms
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Does the onyx slab stand out from the wall with the LED strip lights mounted behind the slab? Was the entire wall tiled prior to installing the onyx? Thanks.
April 21, 2013 at 7:16AM   
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The LED strips were only in the niche and under the bench. The onyx is only being lit by the two downlights above. If we would have backlit the onyx, we would have needed a void space behind and depending on how much of a void, we would have chosen an appropriate light source. In a shallow void, you might have needed an LED light sheet and if there was a deep void, it could have been done with linear strips. This was never our intent with this slab. Thx.
April 21, 2013 at 6:13PM   
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yugoza wrote:
Is the onyx "framed" in real marble or ceramic tiles? Who is the manufacturer/suplier?
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Yes, it is waterproof and it is approved by UL for use in "Wet Locations"
October 7, 2013 at 8:36AM   
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Love the limestone slab in this shower - wow!
March 15, 2014 at 8:19AM     
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debbie157 wrote:
How do mount marble safely to the wall-back wall?
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I believe the company who installed this answered this question in one of the threads about this photo. Hopefully you can find your answer there. Good Luck!
February 23, 2013 at 12:15PM   
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bachiss wrote:
About maintenance - Internal Mosaic light waterproof box clear how to deal with?
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The back wall is actually illuminated from the front, not the rear. If you are looking to do a similar detail, but backlight a translucent stone, you must just design access to the light. Depending on the amount of space you have behind the wall, the type of source may vary. If you have a lot of space, say more than 12", you may want to look at using strip fluorescent lights on a spacing where you can't see any lamp imaging. For many pieces of stone I've backlit, the amount of light you get from fluorescents can really make it look good. If you only have a few inches, you should use a backlight like an LED light sheet which can provide even lighting with as little as 1/2" clearance. Even though this should last a very long time, it may go out and need to be maintained. You may have to design in some sort of track (like a sliding door track) and a flexible electrical feed such that you can slide out the light sheet if you need to get to it.
August 26, 2012 at 10:27AM     
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kwulfe wrote:
Dimenstions? - What are the dimensions of this shower. I like the scale and am trying to judge for purposes of a remodel.
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I can't seem to find my archive drawings, but guessing that the ceiling tiles are something like 18"x24" I would estimate that this is about 6'wide x 5'deep. I'm not sure how accurate my guess is, but that's the best I can give you at this time. Good luck!
August 22, 2012 at 8:53PM   
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dastech wrote:
Won't those towel get wet?
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John,

They were Color Kinetics Powercore white LED strips. Not near as bright as it looks because digital cameras have a hard time dealing with LED light. They're dimmable, so in an every day situation they can be set to a lower level. I believe this was a stem shower, but the interior designer has a way of hiding things like the no\zzle, it may be under the bench. If I was to do this today, I'd most likely use a wet location tapelight. For the removable towels.......they must be imported.

Gregg
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Hi Gregg,

You wrote: "...but the interior designer has a way of hiding things like the no\zzle, it may be under the bench."

I don't think so, because if the "steam nozzle" is under the bench, you couldn't sit on it while steam is coming out. It would be too hot for your legs. So if this is a steam shower, the "steam nozzle" could be hidden in the curb/threshold on the right side or what I would try to accomplish, inside the linear drain - located on the Onyx wall.

Regards.

3D-Tile-Design - Bertram Tasch
Maple Ridge, BC (Greater Vancouver) http://www.3D-Tile-Design.ca
September 7, 2012 at 2:46PM   
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Green LED Lighting Solutions Inc. wrote:
What color temprature LEDs were used for stone with this much color? 3200k?
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The strips in the niche and under the bench were 3000k, but the onyx wall is only lit from the front. This design was done just before I saw my first light sheet so there is no backlighting. That would have been a perfect solution here.
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mgraham45 wrote:
mgraham@bell-inc.com - can you provide the name of the manufacturer of the windows in the shower? How do you get a good thermal break to stop condensation that will leading to a mold problem?
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I was the lighting designer on the project. Robyn Scott was the Interior Designer and she may be able to answer your question http://www.rsidesigns.com/
June 26, 2012 at 8:46PM   
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jooney wrote:
Back wall - Who is the supplier of the Onyx slab?
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HI! Is the Onyx slab back lit?
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Susan, we didn't backlight the slab. With virtually flat LED light panels no available, this would be relatively easy to do today. When we designed this a few years ago we didn't have such an option. Without a light source like an LED light panel we would have needed a lot of depth behind the slab to backlight it evenly. With the architecture we had to work with, we didn't have that option. Thx.
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Shower Bench - The shower looks absolutely amazing! Do you have any construction info with regards to how the floating bench is supported? We are looking to incorporate a floating slab bench, however we are finding it very difficult to find information with regards to structure and waterproofing. Thank you, David
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Hi Clare, the answer is yes, however first I would need a couple more information.

What material is the bench. Is the bench tiled or it is a granite or marble slab? ( A full piece of slab would be very heavy!) Are the walls already framed (especially the knee wall) and if yes what material was used? (For example: 3"x4" wooden framing with both sides gyprock screwed)

On the side of the full wall it is not a problem at all. The tricky part is on the open end of the knee wall.

I assume you would need a welded metal construction which holds the bench. (The best would be Stainless steel, at least in the shower area, inside the wall this could bee painted steel.) I would this "metal-construction" probably fasten to the floor joists of if possible to a beam.

You can e-mail me so I could send you a drawing. A sketch and pictures of the open walls and if possible also a picture of the floor joists would be very helpful.

Cheers Bertram
November 21, 2012 at 5:51PM   
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The bench will be made of stone (caesarstone, most likely). I would like it to have a beefed up look (similar to the photo above but maybe slightly slimmer)...i am thinking somewhere btwn 2-3". Nothing has been constructed yet (the knee wall currently does not exist so it can be made using whatever materials you think best). Can't send pics of the floor joists yet as it's not demo'd yet...
November 25, 2012 at 10:46AM   
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amaresca wrote:
Shower faucet - where do I find a shower faucet like this one?
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The interior designer was Robyn Scott www.rsidesigns.com. She may be able to tell you.
June 12, 2012 at 1:29PM   
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John Whipple - By Any Design ltd. wrote:
Under lighting the shower bench? - What type of light is that under the shower bench? How did you tie it into the waterproofing of the shower? It appears to be a framed in housing of sorts I'm guessing from the shadow cast.... ??? Great looking shower! Nice job. John Whipple No-Curb.com
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Thanks Elizabeth. Amazing work. I would love some play by play pictures if Dan took them. Any chance you got some shots of the steel work for the bench support? info@byanydesign.com
November 19, 2012 at 6:30AM   
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This is an amazing shower. Great design, lighthing, etc.. Can this stone be used in a steam shower or is it too porous and will it also darken?
May 25, 2013 at 2:59PM   
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carlycc wrote:
This is awesome!! That onyx wall is exquisite!! Big Love for this room x
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this is simply amazing.
August 9, 2012 at 1:34PM   
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i love that onyx.. stunning!
August 12, 2012 at 12:47PM     
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marionannette wrote:
What kind of tiles are these? Who is the manufacturer?
   Comment   June 4, 2012
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yugoza
Do we know the answer to the original question, please?
October 17, 2012 at 2:19PM   
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Lambert Tile and Stone
The tile is a 18" x18" Sainte Croix Limestone purchased through Decorative Materials of Colorado.
November 18, 2012 at 4:28PM   
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nnovack wrote:
Who is the manufacturer of the recessed lights?
   Comment   June 4, 2012
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186 Lighting Design Group - Gregg Mackell
If I remember correctly, these were made by Halo Lighting
June 5, 2012 at 2:18PM   
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dr_hamada18 wrote:
is it available in Egypt & how much?
   Comment   May 24, 2012
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lenaleite
wow!!!!
May 24, 2012 at 6:17PM   
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186 Lighting Design Group - Gregg Mackell
I was the lighting designer on the project, not the interior designer. I'm not sure about it's availability in Egypt, but it is an Onyx slab. For something with this much texture and color, I would guess it is around $3,000 - $6,000US for the slab at the rear. For the lighting, used some wet location rated strip lights and square aperture recessed lights that might have been about $1,500 installed
May 28, 2012 at 11:34AM   
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jennhough wrote:
Where can I find info about back wall where to purchase such piece?
   Comment   May 22, 2012
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186 Lighting Design Group - Gregg Mackell
Thanks Patty, we used a wet location rated LED strip below the bench and in the niche.
August 9, 2012 at 9:41AM   
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AliciaTappDesigns Images on Tiles
I received a question about the glass undersea mosaic mural, above I created.. Please send an email from my website for pricing
http://www.Aliciatappdesigns.com
August 30, 2012 at 5:30PM   
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ilianakostaki wrote:
THE BRAND NAME OF THE CABIN IS? - WHERE CAN I FIND THE CAMBIN?I LOVE THE SHOWER CAMBIN BUT I CAN NOT FIND SIMILARS HERE..THE BRAND NAME PLEASE...
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Lux N Sons Restoration & Remodeling Specialists
Contact me (michael Lux) @ luxysr@comcast.net...I would be glad to give you an estimate on this bathroom remodel. Are you in PA.-NJ.-Del.? Those are my serving area's
June 4, 2012 at 8:42AM   
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186 Lighting Design Group - Gregg Mackell
I was the lighting designer on the project. Robyn Scott was the Interior Designer and she may be able to answer your question http://www.rsidesigns.com/
June 26, 2012 at 8:47PM   
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tinagaillv wrote:
Is the slab in the back of the shower back lit?
   Comment   May 12, 2012
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Northman Marble & Granite
That slab is Green Onyx and is (on average) 3/4" thick which is 2cm.
March 15, 2013 at 2:03PM   
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EnvironmentalLights.com
This looks stunning! We now offer waterproof LED Strip Lights that would be the perfect solution for this application. They are easy to install and they offer a unique finish to any room (or shower!)
http://www.environmentallights.com/led-rope-and-strip-lights/waterproof-led-strip-lights.html
April 11, 2013 at 4:33PM     
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W Design Interiors wrote:
About Feature Stone Wall - What type of granite/ marble is this?
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186 Lighting Design Group - Gregg Mackell
I'm not sure what is all involved, but you may contact the interior designer, Robyn Scott at www.rsidesigns.com and she might be able to give you more information.

Gregg
August 13, 2012 at 5:38PM   
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darlenerobertson
This onyx IS stunning... It's going in my kitchen, should be installed by then end of next week. I am also having the island back lit. I'll be back with pictures!
October 4, 2012 at 6:19PM     
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daniellewt wrote:
what are the dimensions of this shower?
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Shower head - Who is the floor mounted shower head by?
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