Showers combine two types of experiences: one is architectural and the other is all about the water. The tenor of these can be exhilarating or calming; some folks prefer—or maybe need?—a vigorous spraying in a brightly lit space to get going in the morning. I fall into the other category, better served by a more tranquil ablutionary environment. This enclosure, snug and softly lit, would be a fine way to start any day. vailloirigaray.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.