{luxury is in the details}

Venetian glass valences, a 19th-century English porter's chair flanked by a pair of 1950's chairs make this East Side townhouse ultra chic.

Solid marble in shades of grey and green are carefully arranged into patterns to create old-world elegance in this guest bathroom.

{images: Retro Home, Taschen}

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Blogger Blue Orchid Designs said...

love the sinks!

September 26, 2007  
Blogger Suzy said...

God I'm drooling over both those images! Thanks!

September 27, 2007  
Blogger {RNVL} said...

Blue Orchid--I really like the sinks as well--they're authentically retro.

Thanks, Suzy! I'm partial to the East Side townhouse, because I've never seen Venetian Glass quite like that.

September 27, 2007  
Blogger Mrs. Blandings said...

Suzy - that bathroom is so original - nice to see something so totally fresh.

September 27, 2007  
Blogger katiedid said...

Amazing images. Those valances are gorgeous, and the bathroom sublime!

September 27, 2007  
Blogger {RNVL} said...

Nice to hear from you, Mrs. Blandings and Katie :)

September 27, 2007  
Blogger blushing apples said...

(gasp) lovely

September 28, 2007  
Blogger Things That Inspire said...

Great post! Those sinks make me smile...they are the same color as the sinks that I grew up with in the 70s/80s!

I agree, luxury is in the details. It is the details that takes something from the mundane to the sublime!

September 29, 2007  
Blogger {RNVL} said...

Thanks, Things that Inspire--and I know what you mean about the sinks--who knew avocado could be so chic?

September 29, 2007  
Blogger coco+kelley said...

that bathroom is so gorgeous i didn't even NOTICE that the sinks were avocado. beautiful spaces!

September 30, 2007  
Blogger {rnvl} said...

Thanks for stopping by, coco+kelley--love it that you didn't notice the avocado sinks--although that all that stunning marble really takes centre stage.

September 30, 2007  
Blogger Anne said...

Wow... the way they split the marble to create a mirrored pattern and integrated the dark metal fixtures and avacado sinks... simply gorgeous! I think *this* would be my dream bathroom.

December 09, 2007  
Anonymous James Chapman said...

You know, I know I should probably like that 2nd design...but I don't, I'm afraid. And I'm not completely sure why. Maybe there's too much of a mix for me. I would have preferred it if much more of the background had fewer etchings on it. For me, it's been overdone.

take care...

August 26, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

James -- thank you for your honest comment -- think the reason why I love it so is the amazing accuracy with the reflection of the marble, and the very fact that it is marble ...

August 27, 2008  

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