Posted on | October 29, 2008 | 3 Comments
Last week I attended a party to celebrate domino’s November cover girl at J.Crew’s new Collection Store. To get the inside scoop on the celebrities and some shots of the store check out: habituallychic.blogspot.com. For a look inside the store’s awesome striped bathroom you can stick with me. I have to admit my sister was the first to spot the bathroom. I don’t know what that really says about her…but honestly it was one our favorite parts of the new store.
The bathroom was pretty small but the vertical black and white stripes really enlarged the space. The walls were covered with animated line drawing by Hugo Guinness (available at John Derian). We were enamored with the brass faucets and pipes on the sink and toilet. Does that seem strange? The brass really made the utilitarian objects feel sophisticated. The topping on the cake was the dressy flushmount light above.
What makes the bathroom so great is that it doesn’t feel like a bathroom. The room is decorated and warm. Incorporating elements that don’t normally belong in a bathroom—aka small curated art gallery—really change the space and make it inviting. Seriously, I ban white bathrooms covered with subway tiles. Well at least in the guest bathrooms…
J.Crew Collection Store
1035 Madison Avenue at 79th Street
New York, NY