Rooms that Mix Old & New (and Why We Love the Look) — Past Meets Future | Apartment Therapy
"I love a glamorous bathroom," designer Marshall Watson says. He turned the master bath in a Florida house into a open-air oasis with floor-to-ceiling windows, cast-iron tub, custom vanity, and crystal chandelier.
Laura Kirar designed this bathroom as a lush retreat for a busy mom — a place to pamper herself. The seven-foot-wide arched window frames a sculptural tub. Perfect for a long soak.
Designers Jeff Lincoln and Hillary Thomas designed the kitchen in a Washington D.C. townhouse as a contemporary counterpoint to the rest of the home, which has a 1940s French feel. They injected a jolt of color and graphics with a Turkish patterned tile from Ann Sacks.
For a bar area in this Greenwich, Connecticut home, designer Ashley Whittaker chose Aladdin tile from Waterworks to conjure up an exotic Moroccan feel.
A mirrored backsplash in a shabby-chic Manhattan apartment gives the illusion of more space. "The kitchen opens up to the living room on one side and the family room, where we eat and watch TV, on the other," says designer Faye Cone. "The idea was that it should be an extension of both these spaces."
For the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, designer Steven Miller created a dramatic space for entertaining. The dazzling backsplash is composed of Black and Silver Iridized Chrysalis tiles by Ann Sacks.
In a Birmingham apartment, an entire wall is clad in Calacatta Gold marble tiles from Kenny & Company and laid in a chevron pattern for extra drama.
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