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{luxury is in the details}

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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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  • love the sinks!

  • God I’m drooling over both those images! Thanks!

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • (gasp) lovely

  • 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!

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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 …

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