At the end of the day, you enter your home exhausted by stress, worn down by all of the trials and tribulations. You wish longingly for a cleansing relief. Then you see it – serenity like no other, the comfort of a warm shower.
Eric Cohler's designer bathroom positions the shower as an entryway, encouraging the feeling – if not act of – cleansing oneself prior to entering the bathroom. Spa Tower draws on Renaissance architecture to create a feeling of elegance while accentuating the soaring tower design of the shower.
"The use of the 14-foot castle-like shower space fuses classicism with modernism," says Cohler. "But, by using Ann Sacks Custom Mosaic tile in Luxor Grey and Linen in alternating horizontal rows, it keeps the eye grounded and draws the eye towards the powder room situated behind the shower. These two design elements combined create motion in both vertical and horizontal directions."
In addition to aesthetic extravagance, the shower provides functional benefits, offering two customizable shower stations featuring KOHLER Forté™ multifunction handshower and KOHLER MasterShower® invigorating bodysprays. Adding to the delight of this shower experience is the use of a digital showering system, KOHLER DTV, which allows the bather to preset preferences in the shower including temperature, sequence of spray pattern, and pressure. Passing through the shower into the powder room beyond, the guest is enveloped by walls covered in an indoor/outdoor linen fabric and a luxurious wall of curtains, which creates a partition between the KOHLER Leighton™ Comfort Height toilet and the KOHLER Leighton lavatory in Cashmere™. The use of linen and gray colors continues through the powder room, offering continuity and a calming influence. The vanity is custom designed to offer more storage at the sink while a wall of backlit shelves provides additional storage and the opportunity to present accent colors of yellow into the space.
About the designer
|Known as the "Mixmaster" for juxtaposing contemporary materials with classical elements, Eric Cohler is one of the interior design industry's leading designers. His comfortable and livable design style is found in commercial and residential projects across the United Sates, Europe and the Caribbean. Cohler's interior design work includes a line of fabrics for Lee Jofa that debuted in September 2006, handmade rugs for Stark Carpet and his line of home furnishings that will premiere in spring 2007. House Beautiful has described him as one of the 14 "best of the best," and he is included annually in its "Top 100" issue. He has received the Traditional Home "Designer of the Year" award and has been recognized by his peers as "one of the 26 leading designers in the U.S." In 2004, the International Furnishings and Design Association awarded him with its Circle of Excellence Award. Cohler's work often appears in leading domestic and international periodicals and books and is featured on television on a wide variety of programs.|
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