River View GreenwichTraditional Bathroom, New York
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Serenity reminds me somewhat of a periwinkle blue — a soft blue with a hint of lavender. It lives up to its name as it imparts a soothing, serene feeling. I can see this hue working well in a bedroom or bathroom — spaces in which we want a calming ambience.
If you want the look of a freestanding bath but the benefits of a built-in tub (such as a ledge for stowing bath essentials like soap and shampoo), consider incorporating a semi-inset stand-alone bath, says designer Owen Barnes of Bubbles Bathrooms in Melbourne, who predicts this setup will prove popular with homeowners in the year ahead. According to Barnes, this crafty configuration also allows freestanding tubs to be used in compact bathing areas (as you can see here), which may otherwise be too small to fit a stand-alone bath. And you can pair them with a wider range of fixtures too. Tub: Astonian Luxor in Periwinkle, Aston Matthews
8. … or bath fixtures. While you’re at it, why not try a similar look in your bathroom? Obviously you won’t be using appliances in the space, but incorporating pastel-tinged bathware into your bathing area will also result in statement-making style.Tip: Pastel blues and greens are great color choices for rooms where you like to rest and relax (such as the bathroom, bedrooms and living areas), as they can help create a calming, serene atmosphere. Warm tones, such as sunny yellow, are an ideal choice for the hub of the home — the kitchen — as they create a sense of coziness, plus they’re cheerful and inviting.Tub: Astonian Luxor Cast Iron Freestanding Bathtub in Periwinkle, Aston Matthews
This installation is made of interlocking 11-inch by 11-inch zellij tiles for a seamless appearance. It’s Mosaic House’s Tanger C design, which is $94.50 per tile. Made to order, they’re also customizable. Once zellij tiles are set in thinset, only the small joint between the tiles needs to be grouted with unsanded grout.
Don’t have an old cast iron tub lying around to paint? No problem; you can get a new tub that is primed and ready to be painted whatever color your heart desires, such as this beauty from Aston Matthews in London. Your local paint retailer can recommend the best paint to use for the job. Think about whether you want a matte finish, which is a good choice if the exterior of the tub has some rough or uneven areas, or a glossy finish, which is easier to wipe clean but tends to show water marks.