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Honorable Mention: All Lit Up

A New York bath finds elegance in lighting, stone and a marriage of two spaces
By Max Landgan
October 25, 2012

A versatile lighting scheme, exquisite stone finishes and a keen attention to detail come together to inspire glamour, drama and upscale comfort in this honorable mention-winning project by Miriam Weinreb Lissak, principal of Weinreb•Schultz Design Associates.

Located in Purchase, NY, the bath results from the merging of his and hers bathrooms and is part of a larger remodel that included a dressing area, a hallway and the entrance to the master suite. The new bath incorporates a series of pilasters, soffits and crown molding that visually tie it to the other spaces and lend it an elegant feel. The air of modern refinement is further enhanced by a restrained palette of finishes. Throughout, Himachal White quartzite tiles in various sizes and shapes add visual and textural interest to vertical and horizontal surfaces. Their bluish-gray variegated tones are contrasted with dark ribbon mahogany, which was specified for the vanity, medicine cabinet frames, shelving and tub surround. And marble tops the vanity and a makeup table, as well as the tub deck.

All are skillfully illuminated with a combination of discreet downlights, concealed LED light strips and sconces that also serve as nightlights, ensuring functionality, ambience and high visual and visceral impact.


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Sources
Designer:
Miriam Weinreb Lissak—Weinreb•Schultz Design Associates, New York Architect: Charles W. Reppenhagen Additional design team member: Marlene Englemeyer, Davis & Warshow (fixture consultant) Manufacturers: Faucets, valves and cabinet hardware: Kohler; Tiles: Artistic Tile; Shower: Rohl; Sinks: Duravit; Toilet: TOTO; Tub: BainUltra; Medicine cabinets: Robern; Lighting: Lighting Center (LEDs), Kohler (sconces) Photography: © Victoria Treble and Joseph Lissak
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