Inspiration for Brad
The radiator cover!
Dream cabinet/countertop/tile situation.
Hate open cabinets (who does that!?!), love everything else.
Same: extreme elegance plus functionality.
I love the use of space. Right now, we have so little storage space, the tiniest fridge, the crappiest stove. I love the millwork and the elegance+functionality.
I love the tiles. And while I don't like a black kitchen, I do like the contrast of dark cabinets, stainless steel, range, and shimmery tile.
I love the tiling; would love to do that for the kitchen walls.
Somehow this marble doesn't look dark and dated; I do want some kind of very light color (I don't like a white kitchen). The use of storage here is so good.
I love the countertops and the radiator cover.
I love the countertop height, the hidden wine fridge (I think), the lighting, and that the cabinets go all the way up.
I love the panelling.
Narrow, but light.
That fixture again. Also the towel bar.
The fixture! The niches!
Obviously triple the size of what we have, but the IDEA is there.
A heated towel rack is an investment piece. Right?
Seems New York-sized?
I don't want to know how much this costs, but I want it.
I just love this marble and the fixtures.
I love how light it is.
I like how the space flows (although we would want a full door, because what.)
Not a fan of mid-century anything, but the shower itself is beautiful.
I love the white marble (not the black floor).
One thing that also made the Ballyfin shower great was the lighting inside the shower, especially important since we don't have bathroom windows.
This seems like it would be our size?
I love the bench and brass fixtures.
While of course I have the fantasy of the luxurious soaking tub situation, I've also been thinking about the many ways in which that is just not realistic, especially when the space would require a tub-shower combo. Not so fun to clean, not so pretty when you add a curtain. But when we were at Ballyfin Demesne, the marble showers were awe-inspiring (so were the tubs, but they were also about the size of our kitchen). The showers were roomy with luxurious fixtures and benches. The inclusion of the bench helped change my thinking, because it makes it possible to relax sore muscles without needing a tub. I also read a NYTimes article about people in NYC taking their tubs out during renovations. For one-bedroom apartments, it can help with resale value because you won't be selling to people with children, but you might be selling to someone elderly who would prefer not to have to navigate a bathtub.
Also just pretty, simple, realistic.
I love the opportunities for creating little jewel-box moments.
The aesthetics are not my thing but another example of not needing a window to make a space look interesting. I just love how banquettes really let you use the room you have instead of making you pretend that you live in a big suburban house.
The colors are not for me, but the size is about right and I love that there is a strong and interesting aesthetic without needing a window to make it happen!
I just think this bench is neat.
While this isn't a corner banquette, what I love about it is how it abuts the kitchen directly, which is how I would like to use the space too.
I don't like the plastic-look of the bench, but I added this one because I like the clean lines and this seems a reasonably fair approximation of the amount of space we are working with.
Another corner banquette! It looks like there might even be storage space built in to the bench. The shelves are a nice idea, but I'm not sure if they would work. I also love the idea of a hanging light fixture above the table.
Most of the banquette photos I could find have windows, which is not our situation. But I picked a couple that show banquettes making good use of a corner space, which is what we would do. I love the built-in look of the wood here.