Oh, The Glory Of It All...

Oh, The Glory Of It All...

Maxwell Ryan
Jul 5, 2005

In a perfect world I'd have oodles of money to spend on rehab-ing every room in my house. But, seeing as I live on a sparse budget and rent, not own, a single-room studio, the chances of that happening any time soon are pretty pathetic. But, a girl can dream, right? And this girl dreams of bathrooms covered head to toe in Ann Sacks designs.

Most people are familiar with Ann Sacks, the tile matriarch who has the most gorgeous collection of stone and ceramic tiles around (I'd put her above Bisazza in my book), but I thought she deserved some extra attention during bath month.

Sacks carries a dizzying array of products, fixtures and accessories for the bathroom. The catch is, they're all pretty expensive. So, while I can't actually afford anything in this post, I was hoping some of you out there could. Ann Sacks' basin collection is elegant, modern and full of beautiful materials and shapes. Each one has an artisan feel to it that shines through in materials like bronze and stone, giving your bathroom a truly unique look. I'm hooked on the Trinidad and Embu basins, both made of cast bronze. Their look is simple and sleek with just a touch of color- perfect for my dream bathroom. And of course, they look marvelous paired with Ann Sacks' tile collection. They'll set you back a pretty penny (millions of them), but if you're remodeling and looking to invest in a piece that will make a real statement, be sure to check out Ann's collection and see if anything strikes a chord with your inner designer.

While apartment hunting recently, my boyfriend and I saw a bathroom redone entirely in Sacks' Glace tiles and nearly signed on the place for the bathrooom alone. Her Glace series is so beautiful, colorful and modern that they cried out "buy me! buy me!" If only the rest of the place had been that great. Too bad you can't spend your whole life in the bathroom. But, if you've got the money to shell out on some amazing tile, be sure to check out Sacks' Glace collection that comes in two patterns: pennies and sticks.

Ann Sacks also carries a great collection of bathtubs. Highlights: the Onzen soaking tub (heaven in tub form) and the Robert Kuo Wavelet bath, a double-walled copper tub decorated with repousse.

Ann's fixtures are elegant and come in a number of styles to suit different design tastes. My favorite is the One series that exudes modern simplicity. A bit harsh for some, but I like my fixtures to be simple, geometric and square.

You can find more information on Ann Sacks and her full product line right here. Search for Ann Sacks showrooms and distributors here.

Grace Bonney of design*sponge

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