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?
1 My dream bathroom
2 & 3 Iznik Hatayili 2 in blue, white and turquoise and Iznik Zeytin desenli pano mural, around $300 per tile at Ann Sacks
4 Clothilde Freestanding Copper Bathtub, $43,555 (!) from Waterworks
5 Biella Smoke Bell Pendant, $259 from Ballard Designs
6 Belle Epoque Vitreous China Two Leg Single Console, $2585 from Waterworks
7 Marrakesh faucet from Kohler, $970.45
8 Kasbah End Table, $598 from Anthropologie
9 Hutton Four-Door Base Bathroom Storage, $499 from Restoration Hardware
10 Etoile shower fittings, $1269-2551 from Waterworks
11 Tazetta Shower Curtain, $148 from Anthropologie
12 Toto Toilet
13 Simple Human White and Steel Step Can, $25.99 from Bed Bath & Beyond
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