A crude cube of concrete is quite the contrast to the baroque wall in the background. Juxtaposing modern and historic motifs is an old trick, but often effective. I think that keeping the color and materials palettes contained is the key, as this bathroom shows.
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.