Bold and Beautiful Bathrooms
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A Bathroom That's as Sunny as Spring
Designer Martha Angus and her son design his bath — and achieve a round-the-room riot of blooming color.
Martha Angus is known for her deft use of color and her bold designs. And clearly, those talents run in the family. When it came time to paint his bathroom, Angus's 15-year-old son chose Benjamin Moore's Geranium #1307 for the walls and the ceiling, creating a round-the-room riot of blooming color. The shade is midway between deep red and bright orange, and while Angus herself might not have selected it, she is justifiably pleased with the way the bathroom turned out.
"This color wouldn't work if you had to put makeup on in the bathroom," she concedes, "but that wasn't a consideration in this room."
The chrome sink contrasts beautifully with the deep, rich wall color, and the bathroom's floor and shower are made of a timeless Portuguese limestone, so the room can be toned down inexpensively and easily at any time. But for now, nobody's reaching for a paint roller.
"The color is very dramatic," says Angus, "but it's really fabulous."
Photograph by Matthew Millman.
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