Holly’s spartanly furnished New York brownstone inspired me to keep things simple. I decided to make the walls white brick and the floors gray chevron rough-hewn wood. If you look back at the movie her furnishing consisted of a bathtub cut in half and made into a sofa and zebra skin rug. I didn’t have the heart to saw one of DXV’s gorgeous tub in half, so I chose to use a GreenHides zebra stamped cowhide on the front of the Vanities. The zebra hide is the perfect inspiration for Holly since she was a wild little minx and enjoyed a good party. I wanted the set to be mod and a little glam, so white lacquered cabinets with a champagne finished hardware seemed the perfect choice to create that vibe. I discovered the Danish modern chairs on ebay. The chairs were immediately purchased and sent to an upholsterer and recovered in Tiffany blue velvet. I love the dressmaker details on the chairs. The scalloped apron with covered buttons and the long diamond trapunto design on the back fo the chairs, as well as the tall, graceful lines, seemed to represent Holly so well. I also chose to mix the metals in the room as a nod to jewelry for the room much like Tiffany’s offers many finishes of jewelry in their store.
The DXV products were important to the design of my bathroom. I chose the products first and designed the room around them because I wanted them to be the stars of the room. I chose the beautiful vessel faucet from the Rem Collection because of its sculptural, design. It commands attention over the sink and draws the eye down to the sink.
I chose the square vessel sink from the Pop Collection because of its sleek design. The juxtaposition of the smooth lines of the sink against the rough brick walls and white lacquered cabinets provide the perfect tension for the space.
The floor mounted tub filler from the Landfair Collection adds classic, refined elegance and works perfectly with the sculptural St George tub. The cross handles feature porcelain buttons on the tub filler.