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Clean and Simple

From Making the Pieces Fit, This Old House magazine, July/August 2003

One of today's hottest bath-design trends is the furniture look, with vessel sinks set into antique vanities, ornate wood details, even upholstered pieces. But to tell you the truth, I've never much gone for it. I prefer a bath to look like what it is: a fuss-free, functional space for the business of daily ablutions. But that doesn't mean it can't be beautiful, even a source of uplift as you get ready to face the day. Like this master bath. With its clean lines, high ceilings, and white cabinetry, it has an open, airy feeling that belies its compact size. The chunky stone countertops warm up the otherwise clinical surfaces of glass, mirror, and stainless steel. I like the way the vanity cabinets (two of them, a true luxury!) float above the floor. And the separate WC adds functionality without compromising privacy—or dignity.

—Laura Goldstein, Executive Editor

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