CAIRO BOOKS's Description
The bathroom is the new design frontier. In urban apartments and at large
secluded estates, adventurous home owners and the nation’s top designers are
breaking the old rules, using space and materials in dramatic new ways and
reimagining just what a bathroom can be. No longer intended solely for
utilitarian purposes, today’s bathrooms are designed for everything from
solitude to accommodating the family to entertaining.
The Luxury Bathroom offers a tour of thirty-five state-of-the-art spaces
created by today’s top designers—among them Celerie Kemble, Jamie Drake, and
Miles Redd—in exclusive residences across the country. From luxuriously
equipped expanses worthy of Canyon Ranch to a tiny Beaux Arts bathroom inspired
by a gallery at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to a guest bath covered
in leather tiles, each room is unique and a rich source of inspiration and
Once the most purely functional of rooms, bathrooms today are evolving into
the most fanciful and sumptuous of living spaces. In these pages you’ll
discover a getaway oasis that brings the spa vacation home, an unabashedly
social space complete with wet bar and fabulous upholstery, and a woman’s
private sanctuary that is the ultimate expression of contemporary femininity.
Not only delving into the details that make each room unique, but also
including humor and insight into how the spaces reflect the owners’ lifestyle,
taste, and vision, The Luxury Bathroom reveals a surprising range of
possibilities for reinventing this room, for those of us who are ready to begin
now or who are just dreaming about doing so.
The phenomenal array of unique materials and the limitless imagination of
designers and builders have made bathrooms the new design frontier. The space
has become a nucleus of style and taste, but perhaps it is most notable for
seducing its owners to spend time there. And, after all, what is more luxurious
than time? With the endless possibilities for what was once a boxed-in space,
the bathroom has become the Cinderella star of a fancy dress ball. And so The
Luxury Bathroom will inform and entertain as it celebrates not just the
bathroom, but really the imagination.