By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub
City & Shore Magazine
You don’t have to redecorate your entire bathroom to add a fresh look. Sometimes all it takes is a soaking tub, a sexy faucet or brass hardware. Here are some ways to give your bath a splash of style.
THG Paris is collaborating with artist Arik Levy, who says he designs faucets to be the gem of the bathroom. His System Collection, customizable works of art, allows you to play with patterns, textures, materials and finishes to create your own contemporary design. Options from glass to marble, silver to gold can be stacked or used alone. The price starts at $2,500. Available at Miller’s Fine Decorative Hardware, 501 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, 561-837-9090, millershardware.com.
Components, a customization option from Kohler, features 12 different combinations of minimalist options in either polished chrome or matte black. The spouts for sink and bath include Row, a modern design with crisp angles; Ribbon, giving the appearance of thin ribbons; or Tube, a timeless cylindrical shape. Handle options include Rocker, a single control that can be placed anywhere on the deck; or the Oyl, an industrial look with lever. Spouts start at $350 and handle sets at $250. Available at us.kohler.com before rolling out soon to showrooms.
Now that baby boomers are aging they want grab bars to add beauty as well as safety. They don’t want their baths to look like they belong in a hospital or nursing home. Newport Brass has designed attractive ADA Compliant grab bars that are compatible with the rest of their faucets and accessories. The grab bars are available in seven lengths – from 12 to 42 inches – and 27 decorative finishes. Price for the gold finish shown is $538. Available at Ferguson Enterprises, 2860 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-567-3110, fergusonshowrooms.com.
Everyone seems to want a soaking tub these days. They give a spa-like ambience to the bathroom and provide a respite after a grueling day at work or workout at the gym. Badeloft offers a show-stopping eco-friendly choice in stone resin, a non-toxic and non-porous material that holds up to moisture and humidity as well as offering heat retention. The oval tub sells for $2,790 at CSI Home Décor, 5365 N. Hiatus Road, Sunrise, 954-900-3248, csihomedecor.
Sometimes you want more than a soaking tub. Marc Saddler created the Fusion Rondo Spa for Aquatica (photo), an all-out spa experience with air-injected hydrotherapy and a concealed chromotherapy system that creates a blade of light around the tub. Hidden nozzles animate the water. It includes Bluetooth with a powerful subwoofer. There are no faucets; the tub is filled and trained with the touch of a button. It sells for $21,990. Available at Dougs Tubs, 1387 Shotgun Road, Sunrise, 954-423-2250, dougstubs.com.
PHOTO: The Fusion Rondo Spa for Aquatica.