We used the same blue-green mosaic tile throughout the bathroom, tying everything together and giving an orderly, homogeneous look. For the photo I left the real-life clutter on the counter to show that it doesn't spoil the overall tidiness of the design. Cast aluminum pulls on the vanity drawers and steel insect screen on the doors, reminiscent of pie safes. We had the carpenter cut ventilation slots in the upper fascias, a detail harking back to the days before air conditioning. If you look closely, you'll notice that the panel on the right was was the first one cut, and the one on the left was cut after lessons learned on the first panel. These little details subconsciously connect us to the past. Windows give panoramic views of the woods.
PHOTO: Ignacio Salas-Humara