Would You (Could You?) Ever Shower in this Bathroom?

Would You (Could You?) Ever Shower in this Bathroom?

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Taryn Williford
Sep 15, 2015
(Image credit: Douglas Friedman)

This is Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent's shower. While the rest of their Greenwich Village home in this month's Architectural Digest is incredibly lovely and somewhere I would just about die to even visit (let alone live there), I had to take pause at the photo above. Mainly because it gave me vertigo and I needed to find a place to sit down.

A little background: I'm a gal who loves bold geometrics. Black and white is my preferred palette for everything from clothes to dogs. I would no doubt adore this tile – a custom-made creation by Azulejos Talavera Cortés – were it to have come together for a life as a kitchen backsplash or bathroom floor instead. But along three walls of a closed-in shower stall? It's dizzying.

I think the disorienting effect comes from the combination of high-contrast colors and small prints. So if you're renovating a bathroom soon and going for a black and white tile scheme, consider sticking to a bigger pattern to keep yourself and your guests from getting dizzy.

Would you ever go for a shower like this?

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