Monday, October 5, 2009

Bunny Williams Chinoiserie Bath


This wonderful bath is by Bunny Williams called "Bath in a Garden Folly." Ms. Williams drew inspiration from the grand garden rooms of 18th century Europe to create a cozy and peaceful bathroom retreat. I love the use of yellow and celadon or pale green, a combination I use in my own home. The bath has a great mix of limestone, marble, wood, and textiles. I would especially like to point out that the freestanding bath is in the color Tea Green by Koehler. I will be the first to admit that I am not a fan of stark white fixtures. This color looks like white that has been kissed by celadon. It does not read as green, but as an incredibly elegant and sophisticated white. It mixes absolutely perfectly with limestone. I also love her latttice walls, Chinoiserie mural, and antiqued mirror. The photo below shows a Koehler sink in Tea Green in a more modern space. Both are great examples of Chinoiserie baths-one with a classic European aesthetic, the other with a more modern, clean-lined approach. Click here to revisit other gorgeous Chinoiserie bathrooms and powder rooms I have featured.


6 comments:

Averill said...

Gorgeous bathroom, especially the latticed walls and painting above the tub. Only thing I'm not loving is the skirt around the bathtub (from a practical standpoint, I'd like it'd get rather wet and require frequent washings; from a aesthetic standpoint, it's just too fussy for me).

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-I totally agree that I would lose the skirt, but I like the rest of it.

Chic Provence said...

Just gorgeously exquisite...all of it! Thanks for brightening the day!

Style Redux 2 said...

Kit-It is wonderful!

Kitty said...

I incorporate celadon and yellow in the unremarkable rectangle which is my kitchen/living room. It is accented with chocolate brown, dirt, and dog hair. Ah, life with boys and pups! One day it will be blanc de Chine!

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-Instead of an empty nest you'll have a nest full of Blanc de Chine.