Towel-heating Radiator

If you think a towel warmer looks out of place in a contemporary bathroom then you
haven’t seen the Snake.

This sleek steel towel warmer is manufactured by Scirocco of Italy.  They have been
manufacturing radiators and towel warmers since 1990.

The Snake towel warmer is great way to heat a small bath in style and conserve space.
Installation is a snap with no plumbing required since the water is enclosed.  Simply
plug the unit in and you are ready to have warm towels the next time you step out of
the shower.

Modern Medicine Cabinet

This Vichy Cabinet from the NAVA collection by Bissonnet has retractable  side shelves with chrome rails that slide behind the mirror to keep grooming products close at hand.

The cabinet is 6.5″ deep and extends 8.7″ from each side. Bissonnet offers a companion vanity as well.

I really like that the mirror is one large uninterrupted piece of glass.

2008 Color Trend Black and White at KBIS

Wells SinkwareBlack and White is such a great color combination.  It’s instantly elegant even with the simplest materials.  Here are some photos and products from this year’s KBIS that you can use in your black and white theme.

The Damask Remix Vessel Sink design by Cheryl Erikson-Wong for Wells Sinkware could be seen in the New Product Pavilion.  These sinks are made by sandwiching the pattern between two layers of glass. The double layer of glass makes these sinks very durable as well.

lacquered wall tileAnn Sacks displayed their Laque Tile.  These dramatic lacquer wall tiles come in 12″x24″ format in black or white.  These tiles are manufactured in a traditional Vietnamese style that dates back to the third and fourth centuries B.C.  Each wood tiles receive 12-18 coats of lacquer and is hand polished to a warm glossy finish.  These tiles are not for wet areas but work great for accent walls.

This luxurious bath is from the Traditional Home Magazine vignette in the KBIS Design Idea Center.  If you don’t have as much floor space you can incorporate the simple lines and stately elegance.  Black glass chandeliers are at the top of the list of must-have chic accessories.

Traditional Home

This Vanity from Duravit is great for high style in small baths. I think this would look great with a damask print tile.

One of the best things about using a black and white theme is that you can always change up your accessories to add some spice or give the room a new feeling.  Red is a hot accent color right now. Most trend-spotters are crediting the upcoming Olympics for Red’s popularity.

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