New Baths with Old Themes

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Barry Dixon Beautiful Baths BH&G '06

Barry Dixon

Busy…started second project to keep my

crew busy while the plumber took two days

to reroute lines…

 

 

Barry Dixon BH&G '06

Wonderful to have the weekend to regroup and daydream through

my vast (!) collection of old inspiration photos…

Check out Barry Dixon’s site here for more

of his portfolio…

 

Barry Dixon BH&G '06

Love the way the mosaic continues up the walls…

and antiquity tossed into the mix…

 

Barry Dixon Met Home June '08

I’m trying to go curb-less…

but meeting with resistance…

Thoughts?

 

More Barry Dixon here

Top 3 photos from Beautiful Baths BH&G ’06

Last photo Metropolitan Home June ’08

 

Latest Project

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Inspiration bath

The inspirational images files are open…

dreams and ideas confronting reality…

Trouvais bathrm

Materials are gathered or ordered…

or very nearly fetched…

Carrara marble honed subway and brushed mosaic…

with bits of gray stone left over from my son’s bathroom…

Inspiration photo

The tub…sigh…will just have to wait

until we bump that side of the house out…

This is the sort of tub that really requires

it’s own little wing…

Restoration Hardware shower plumbing

Should I or shouldn’t I?

Might just have to pass this beauty up…

Restoration Hardware…

I can be quite frugal sometimes…

Gray and marble in baths

A favorite Restoration Hardware image…

Love the frosty whites and grays…

Venetian mirror Turkish marble sink

Venetian mirror and Turkish marble sink are staying…

The sink perfect for rolls of Turkish towels…

Imagining the mirror slightly higher…hung from chains…

Still love those three hooks for my linen chemises…

Counter replaced by a gray honed limestone or soapstone…

Since this part will be done by a stone fabricator, I have

the luxury of making the decision later.

Trouvais French antique chair

Will try to sneak in a bit of black….

Venetian lanterns

And gray….

My husband is not keen on the idea of

bumping his head on a Venetian lantern

hanging in the middle of the bathroom…

But wouldn’t one of these be lovely?

Maison Cote Sud Dec. ’03

Inspiration file

Windsor Smith entry (House Beautiful)…

Feeling my way through this project…

And the guys with hammers are showing up on Monday…

What could go wrong?

Tin buckets Trouvais

Always love the challenge of creating the most positive affect with the least

amount of time and money. Wish me luck! And thanks Jermaine of French Kissed

and esteemed commenter Home Before Dark for all your behind the scenes hot tips!

Would love to hear everyone’s hot tips…and since it’s so close to Halloween…

feel free to share your horror stories!

(Top two photos House Beautiful and Veranda)

Cheryl Ekstrom

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Cheryl Ekstrom

Highlights from artist Cheryl Ekstrom’s current exhibit

Found

at the ART Cube in Laguna Beach

click here to see this mannequin in action…

Cheryl Ekstrom

 

A collage of antique film negatives…snap shots…history…

Cheryl Ekstrom

This mannequin is called “Memory Board”…

a montage of the artist’s memories…

 

Cheryl Ekstrom

Cheryl Ekstrom

Also from her current exhibits…

Love the texture, patina, detail…

evoking industry, artistry, hard work and dreams…

Out on a Limb

Cheryl’s wedding dress..

reworked by the artist to create…

Artist Cheryl Ekstrom

Out on a Limb

In Cheryl’s words…

This work speaks to the expansion of society’s traditions. The dress represents a

structure that I feel needs to be redefined to fit with the world today. Keep the hammer

ready at all times to break the mold and have the courage to change the old script.

here

at the Laguna Art Museum

Artist Cheryl Ekstrom

Artist Cheryl Ekstrom

Artist Cheryl Ekstrom

From an earlier exhibition

Plaster Series

here

Trove Laguna plaster

 

19th Century and New…
Large plastered antique crystal chandelier …

Cheryl’s chandelier can be found at…

Trove

1stdibs

here

Artist Cheryl Ekstrom for Trove LagunaCheryl’s stainless steel beanbag sculpture…

as well as her other stainless sculptures…

can also be found at Trove on 1stdibs here

You see…Cheryl has an “in” with the fabulous store’s owner Heather Lee…

I’m sure one of Cheryl’s proudest accomplishments…

She’s Heather’s mother….

To revisit the magic that is Trove….

click on the photos below to revisit earlier posts…

Antiue French aviary Trove antiques

 

Rough Luxe in Laguna Beach

 

Trouvais Trove Laguna

Poetically Juxtaposed

Trove antiques

Trove Antiques at Ocean Avenue

Antique Garden urn

Trove

370 Ocean Avenue

Laguna Beach, Ca. 92651

http://www.trovegallery.com

here

PS: Hot tip…look for Trove in the November issue of Elle Decor

(Under What’s Hot! Shops p.88)