Residence design concepts: An Artwork Deco rest room impressed by railroads

Designer Cecilia Casagrande commissioned a tile company to re-create a section of floor from an old photo of Seattle’s Union Station for this bathroom redesign.
Designer Cecilia Casagrande commissioned a tile firm to re-create a piece of flooring from an previous photograph of Seattle’s Union Station for this rest room redesign.SEAN LITCHFIELD

When a photograph of a mosaic tile flooring with Artwork Deco vibes made her consumer’s coronary heart go pitter pat, Cecilia Casagrande figured they’d discovered the inspiration for the Brookline house owner’s third-floor bathtub. Then the designer realized that the tiny slice of flooring pictured was a nook of Seattle’s Union Station, and that the consumer’s grandfather was a conductor, and it was a accomplished deal. Casagrande commissioned a tile firm to re-create the ground, then constructed the remainder of the scheme round it. Lastly, she urged her consumer to dig up previous images for a private contact.

1 Heritage Tile in Wisconsin re-created the sample of the mosaic tile flooring, which incorporates squares and hexagons, from the photograph Casagrande and her consumer discovered on Pinterest.

2 The wall-hung black self-importance by Strasser Woodenworks doesn’t obscure the ground. Casagrande sourced the octagonal Bakelite knobs from a classic seller on-line.

3 Casagrande discovered a remnant of inexperienced marble at Olympia Marble & Granite in Needham to make use of for the countertop and the customized ogee-shaped backsplash. The unlacquered brass plumbing fixtures will patina over time, including age to the historically-themed house.

4 A curb-less bathe permits the mosaic to run by means of the house uninterrupted. The bathe wall tiles — darkish inexperienced porcelain with a wavy texture from Uncover Tile — are primarily based on the inspiration picture, too.

5 The proprietor’s grandfather took the black and white {photograph} of the prepare the place she says he labored as both a conductor or a lineman.

6 The Rejuvenation sconces resemble interval lamppost lights whereas the curves of the Pottery Barn black metallic mirror trace at Artwork Deco sensibilities. Casagrande lined the again wall (mirrored within the mirror) with Cole & Son wallpaper by Piero Fornasetti that footage keys hidden in greenery.

Marni Elyse Katz is a daily contributor to the Globe Journal. Ship feedback to [email protected]

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