Utilizing water as a design element, Aquaessence celebrates the pure pleasure provided by water. A cylinder of water fills the tub from the ceiling, while a simple arch of water flows into the lavatory from the mirrored cabinet. The inviting sound of water gently overflowing is juxtaposed with the drama of bathing in a sea of color provided by chromatherapy.
Each focal point within the room supports the message of inescapable tranquility. The bather's gaze rests on the chandelier with delicate porcelain candles convincing us they are real, while an uplit bamboo garden casts its own light and shadow. The restful horizontal lines of the windows provide the backdrop for muted hues and textures found in the circular shower.
Combinations of texture, real and perceived, draw the viewer in for a closer look. A fiber optic curtain introduces new technology in the world of fabric and lighting. Skillful juxtaposition of relaxing spa features with exciting man-made materials creates a haven which designer Laura Bohn describes as "very Hollywood - dramatic, theatrical and sexy."
About the designer
|Laura Bohn is the founder of Laura Bohn Design Associates, a New York-based international architectural and interior design consulting firm that began in 1980.In addition to architectural and interior design projects, the company has designed furniture, fabrics and wall coverings that reflect a sensual exploration of textures.The work of Laura has been featured in numerous publications, including Interior Design, Elle Decor, Progressive Architecture, Interiors, The New York Times, Metropolitan Home and House Beautiful. |
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