Tub with a view: The Sound of Music


Can't you just picture the von Trapp family sitting in this Jacuzzi singing "The hills are
alive with the sound of music"?
Such an incredible view, but does it beat the view from last week's jacuzzi with a view:
Tub with a view: Let's jacuzzi on da beach?
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Tub base Tuesday: Alien birth place


This bold and graphic tub surround with the violet lighting looks like something you'd find in a sci-fi movie. The aliens are probably just around the corner lounging in their 5 armed terry cloth robes, checking out how all their fingers look like earth raisins since spending an hour in the tub. 
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1 fab floating marble vanity 2 ways

Bet you were expecting to see the fab floating marble vanity. Well, it's from this gorgeous house in Argentina. At first I was only going to post the photos of the vanity and do a "Which do you prefer?" post, but then I thought, wait! They really need to see the outside of this house. It's so fantastic. Oh, that pool, I want, no I need that pool! One lap of this pool in the morning and my exercise would be done. At night I'd sit on the upstairs balcony, sip something yummy and watch the stars.
If I had this house I'd be picking fruits from my backyard and blending up
delicious healthy smoothies ever day no doubt about it.
How cool are these grass lined stairs:

So we'll do a bit more snooping around my future abode in Argentina, and then
we'll head to the bathrooms to check out the marble vanities.


Killer spiral staircase! Makes me think of a cruise ship, especially with
the round skylight and metal railing.
The first bathroom is wrapped in wall to wall white and grey Carrera marble tiles and has a super sleek toilet and bidet. I love the look of these tall black framed windows in the shower. They really highlight the height of the ceilings in this bathroom.
Now let's see those vanities!
I just realized that this first vanity might not be part of the bathroom above as the flooring is completely different. So either the vanity is in it's own separate room or is a completely different bathroom or maybe they changed up the flooring around the vanity area.
Which ever the case, let's now compare these 2 floating vanities:
The first floating vanity is made of Carrera marble and is paired up with wood flooring and a matching wood floating shelf to store magazines and such.
The next floating vanity is the exact same design as the first one, right down to the oval cutout. The mirror, lighting and wallmount faucet are also identical to those in the bathroom above.
Besides the floating vanity being made out of a different marble, they also added marble on the wall bellow the sink, didn't add a shelf under the vanity and have matching marble tiles on the floor.
(on a side  note, I really like the simple little marble shelf in the shower.)
 The clear winner for me is the second bathroom.
I think the marble in the 2nd bathroom is spectacular. The colors & pattern are stunning. The fact that they carried the marble onto the back wall behind the vanity and matched up the vein pattern perfectly with the marble floor tiles really takes the design up a notch. I find that the other bathroom's combination of wood flooring, white walls and marble vanity looks so ordinary compared to this one. I also like that they left out the floating shelf in the second bathroom. It looks cleaner and doesn't distract from the design of the floating vanity. If they really wanted a shelf underneath I'd add one the same thickness as the shelf in the shower (about 2 inches) and make it out of clear resin so you can still see all of the gorgeous marble.
Which vanity set up do you like better? The 1st or the 2nd?
House info:
Gomez+Veloso - Nuñez, Capital Federal - Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Tub with a view: Let's jacuzzi on da beach

I really should be posting some of my winter view tub with a views right now, but I just can't resist posting the tropical ones when there's all this snow everywhere. Mmm mmm mmmm, I can't decide which I would rather be in, like last week's post, I'm tempted to jump over the tub and splish splash in the clear blue waters!
Have you jacuzziied (is that even a word?) in a tropical location?
I haven't and I'm wondering is the Jacuzzi water piping hot and fun to be in given that it's so hot outside? If you've tried it let me know!

What the designers like to pair white subway tiles and dark grout with

I started to see the look of pairing white tiles, dark grout with brass or gold faucets and fixtures a few years ago. Now the combination is stronger than ever. Often times it is also paired with dark rich wood. I really like this combination of textures and colors. The gold or brass fixtures give a nice pop of warmth and shine. Yes nickel or brushed nickel always looks good too and is a lot easier on the budget but there is just something so luxurious and unexpected about pairing inexpensive subway tiles with gold faucets.
I'd love to see rose gold colored faucets with this color pairing, I think they would
look fantastic. Perfect for a little powder room or half bath.


Here are the previous 2 installments in this 3 part series:

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Favorite bathroom photo of the week: Minty green tranquility

I let my 'Favorite bathroom photo of the week' series slide again. Don't know why, but I will be bringing it back this year with a fun twist, we'll try to imagine the type of person who owns the bathroom.
This bathroom caught my eye for the quiet romanticism it gives off.
So who's bathroom could this be?
It looks like the type of bathroom a romance novelist would own. A best selling novelist who's also a cat lover (she particularly likes orange kittens) and knits intricate pattern socks while she procrastinates writing her next novel. I bet she has a cake plate on her kitchen island with a delicious coffee cake covered in a glass dome.
Who do you imagine owns this bathroom?
btw, if you want to check out some of the previous Favorite bathroom of the week posts, just click on "Favorite bathroom of the week" in the label section bellow this post.
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Bathrooms with white square tiles and dark grout lines

Today is our 2nd installment of our 3 part series on white tiles with dark grout.
In Monday's post we looked at white subway tiles with dark grout (here). Today we'll look at square white tiles with dark grout.
Plain square white tiles can be even cheaper than the classic white subway tile, so if you are looking for cost savings but still want that classic white look you might want to consider simple square tiles.
Just like the subway tile, you can't get more versatile then a plain white square tile. It can work in everything from a vintage bathroom to an ultra modern one.

I have to admit I was not a big fan on these tiles. They made me think they belonged in the 80's along with big shoulder pads.After going thru my stock of photos, I might just be changing my mind about these little square tiles.

If you want to jazz up the white tiles, then you have to check out this bathroom an
artist created with plain white tiles. It's so cute and a very popular post:
And if you didn't see the post on subway tiles with dark grout here it is:

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Tub base Tuesday: Simple wood surround design

This week's bathtub surround design makes me want to have a slice of Mile high apple pie. It's just a nice classic all American tub design so maybe that is why the tub has me thinking about apple pie. Or maybe I'm hungry cause I skipped lunch.
Doesn't that slice o pie look delicious?
Here's the recipe yummy looking pie recipe. 
I'm also thinking about trying this recipe from Martha Stewart:
Now does this tub base make you think of apple pie too?
Doesn't this bathroom look so tranquil?
Such a simple classic design, can't go wrong with this one.   
Mmmm.... pie!
One last mile high apple pie recipe I'm consider: another yummy pie recipe. (Usually I look at a few different recipes read the comments and then mash up the recipes into one.) If you've got a trusted recipe, please send it to me!

White subway tiles with dark grout do we like it?

I was looking over one of my past posts where I compared white subway tiles with matching grout to subway tiles with dark grout and I realized that I didn't really do a great job on that post. I only posted 4 photos, 2 of each grout color, and for one of the dark grout photos, the grout wasn't really that dark (this is the post: here). So to make amends I thought I would do a post featuring 100% dark grout photos. I went a bit overboard, I had way too many photos for one post, so I've broken it down into 3 posts: 
White subway tiles with dark grout (today's post)
Square white tiles with dark grout (tomorrow's post)
and then we'll look at what's trending:
 What the designers like to pair with white subway tiles and dark grout with (Friday's post, with a very catchy title ;) !)
So either we will be completely sick of white tiles with dark grout or hopefully it will help you decide if you love the look or not. If you know that you hate the look, I'll still be doing other posts between these so it won't be a sea of white tiles, so do come back to visit!
Now let's get on with the show:
(Cole & Son Flamingo wallpaper Designer Wallpapers, Metro-style tilesTopps Tiles)
So do you like the dark grout?
Again, if you want to check out the original post, here it is:
(the photos of the bathrooms with all white tiles and white grout are very nice)
And come back later this week for more white tiles with dark grout looks.
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