Thursday, July 9, 2009

Ann Sacks and No Fear Bathroom Design by Erin Ferucci, Designs 4 Living

By Erin Ferucci
Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

Lately I am knee deep in designing bathrooms! AND I mean knee deep! It's a scary thing to start diving into...I mean, it can be intimidating, even to us designers!
but once you dive into these deep discover an entire kingdom...sort of like scuba diving! How to trim out your shower?What to put on floor? What to put on walls...what will go in and around the shower...floor trims?? Cabinet details?? Hardware..finishes...matte or polished?So much fun!!!!Just dive in...don't be scared!
So I headed out to Ann Sacks' showroom. This is the place to go when you want bathroom inspiration. The tile there is sick crazy, so don't be surprised if you get a little overwhelmed.
I saw some amazing Robert Kuo tiles...more on those next time. Back to bathrooms!


Joseph said...

You have started a very interesting discussion on bathroom design. I'm a cabinetmaker who really does not want to make kitchens for a living, because the most of what is done in the US is just boxes with a "choice of doors and drawer fronts," the most of which are made in a factory somewhere. Boring. I want to do something else if I can, but what?

European design just absolutely blows my mind, and I find myself reading quite a bit on it, even though these are often modular kitchens that one would simply send away for and have installed by a local craftsman. But what fascinates me is the utter innovation of those designs, so I find myself returning to them quite a bit.

I am also looking to design a kitchen for my wife in a too small space in a tract home, which necessarily lets out those wonderful European designs that excite me so. And whenever I find myself going out on a limb with some idea or another for our kitchen, my wife always grounds me by saying, "If you stick with the classics, you won't grow tired of them."

So, what do you do that is different and yet timeless and practical and stimulating to make if you're a cabinetmaker? Damned if I know, but if I ever figure it out, I mean to make it for us and splash that baby all over the Internet!

What you've written, though, has given me quite a bit to think about, and I thank you for sharing your concepts.

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I think each facet of the room plays a role...from a tile to the lampshade it is ambiance that is created that is important.Love the time designs.