New book Take a Bath showcases some of the world’s most exquisite bathrooms, oases of tranquility and creativity that stimulate all the senses.
Take a Bath.
THE BATHROOM IS THE MOST
private room in the home, and although it’s often the smallest, it’s one of the most complex. Today it’s expected to meet a variety of needs, both functional and aesthetic. Within a single intimate setting, it provides us with a space for hygiene, grooming, and mental and physical purification.
The bathroom is where we handle our personal business, but it can also be a sanctuary, a retreat from the obligations and distractions of everyday life. It’s a place of intimacy, where we can be in our most natural state, and a place of beauty, where we pamper ourselves through our daily rituals in preparation to confront the outside world. •
IN THE ZONE Hard and cool to the touch, stone can convey understated elegance, sumptuous luxury or rugged beauty, depending on the specific material and how it’s implemented. Even its finish can make a world of difference.