Without Complications

Just as I gravitate toward simplicity when it comes to my wardrobe, I too am drawn to the less is more concept when it comes to the design of my space, and in particular the design of the washroom. I want the space to feel like and be just as naked as I am, free of clutter, making room for the letting go of whatever I am carrying in mind, on body, or in spirit.

It’s a place where I connect to myself, quietly, or sometimes in song, opening myself up to letting the water soften me, making me flexible once again. -tM

Photography: Unknown

The Crowning Touch

Photography: Eric Roer

Photography: Eric Roer

I have always been a fan of hanging art in the bathroom.

It’s a space that is often neglected, artistically speaking, however the right art can really shift the mood of the room. Have fun with it, be cheeky, sexy, sensual, playful, whatever your heart desires, since it is a small space, the larger the photo/art the better. Statement pieces give the illusion of something bigger, even in smaller spaces they can act as windows in restrooms that have none. Expansive shots of nature will open up the room.

Regardless of how you choose to incorporate art into your space, remember that art elevates the soul and it is too important not to share, even in the lavatory. -tM

Let there be Light

Photography: Unknown | Sicily

Photography: Unknown | Sicily

What an inspiring bathroom design.

This design is infectious and incredibly humane, because lets face it, basement living here in N. America can be depressing. Letting the light in with this feature window elevates this basement in a Sicilian home to a whole new altitude.

Simply brilliant. -tM

Intimate Details

The intimacy

of certain rooms in a space become synonymous with private matters. The restroom is one of those for me. The beauty and intricacies of this space are just as important to me as any other, if not more so. It is a place where I begin and end my day, a place of waking up, making myself beautiful, engaging in rituals passed down from childhood, to ones I have grown into. A place where the water cleanses away the days residue, and where a good soak in the tub could awaken a rebirth, or at the very least a mind, body, and soul, rejuvenation. It is a room that allows another kind of intimacy to take shape; time for the self. And moments like that should never be rushed. -tM

Photography: Unknown | Casa Mollino Museum | Former home for Architect Carlo Mollino