Before I start this post, I want to thank all of you who left beautiful, supportive comments and sent me personal emails about my last post on our home in Santa Monica being for sale. Your support helped our whole family get through a very emotional week!
When collecting images that I love, I like to analyze them as a group to see if there are any design elements that show up in the majority of them.
I've started to realize that I should also look for the absence of elements as well...
For example, in all of these bathrooms and powder rooms there is no stone or tile on the walls.
Occassionally they have paneled walls...
but most of these rooms have beautiful, luminescent plaster walls.
The lack of stone and tile adds to the collected look that I am drawn to.
I started to find images of showers that were also simply plastered.
These showers felt less separated from the rest of the bathroom.
Although many of my images show dark plaster walls, a lighter color can be used quite successfully.
Steve and I like this as an option for our bathroom at Patina Farm.
We have started this discussion with our contractor, who has used sealed stucco in several bathrooms. This would allow us to continue the shower wall to the outside in the garden, but I'm concerned the walls won't have the depth of plaster.
I've also spoken to several people about a Morroccan plaster called Tadelakt. It definitely has the texture that I'm looking for.
I'd love to get your input on this! Do you have a plaster shower? What product did you use?
To see more of the images that I'm collecting, please visit me at Pinterest.
I'll also keep you up to date on our research.
Wishing you a very Happy Weekend!
My weekend is starting early, with a visit to my friend Annette Tatum's One Kings Lane Tastemaker Tag Sale! Starts today and end Monday...
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