This bathroom is certainly not of the 'personal sanctuary' variety, that's for sure. Brash, even a bit overbearing, the design challenges rather than coddles. I see it as an example of how light fixtures can completely define the character of a room. Can you envision traditional flame-lamped sconces in there? [Can you say 'bo-ring'?]
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.