On a trip to Russia when I was a teenager, I went to a historic house museum where the bathroom was tiled from floor to ceiling in gorgeous hand-glazed patterns. The saturation of color and motif was almost dizzying, but the effect was seductive and luxurious. I've often thought about that bathroom (I can't remember where it was — anyone know?) and lusted after these Ann Sacks Iznik tiles that would be the perfect way to replicate the experience, if only they were in my price range. So herewith, my dream bathroom, based on this beautiful background.
Since this was my dream bathroom, I chose a freestanding copper tub and top-of-the-line hardware. In real life, if I were splurging on decorative tiles, I would choose much more simple and inexpensive options instead. In my dream bathroom, I don't need too much storage, because my dream self is totally low-maintenance.
In my dream bathroom, the splurges were the tiles and the tub. Where would you be willing to spend money to achieve your dream?
My dream bathroom
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Iznik Hatayili 2 in blue, white and turquoise and Iznik Zeytin desenli pano mural, around $300 per tile at Ann Sacks
Clothilde Freestanding Copper Bathtub, $43,555 (!) from Waterworks
Biella Smoke Bell Pendant, $259 from Ballard Designs
Belle Epoque Vitreous China Two Leg Single Console, $2585 from Waterworks
Marrakesh faucet from Kohler
Kasbah End Table, $598 from Anthropologie
Hutton Four-Door Base Bathroom Storage, $499 from Restoration Hardware
Etoile shower fittings, $1269-2551 from Waterworks
Tazetta Shower Curtain, $148 from Anthropologie
Simple Human White and Steel Step Can, $25.99 from Bed Bath & Beyond
Images in collage not shown separately:
Dresser Long Sconces by Thomas O'Brien for Visual Comfort, via AeroStudiosLush Bath Towels in White, $12.50-75.00 from Calvin KleinVintage Pivot Mirror, $585 from Restoration Hardware