Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Dream Green House Bath Room

When I was growing up I often went to the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) which is one of the premier botanical gardens in the United States, located in the Bronx in New York City. It spans some 250 acres (100 ha) of Bronx Park and is home to some of the world's leading plant laboratories.
Garden highlights include an 1890s-vintage, wrought-iron framed, "Crystal-Palace style" greenhouse by Lord and Burnham, part of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
 As well as you can image I fell  in love with this Crystal-Palace greenhouse with all of its different garden rooms depicting various climates and simulating the plants found in that region.--  I went there every chance I could. I took various classes offered in  horticulture and botany.  I always imaged myself living in an earth friendly greenhouse--  the dreamer that I am.
 Well I am still dreaming, however my dreaming is becoming more of reality with green friendly products -  that offer a combination of natural and industrial materials to make it possible. 
I was ecstatic when I found this  stunning bathroom 
The Teak bath from  the Water Monopoly Company is hand made using traditional methods in the Highlands of Scotland by a boat builder. I would love the feel of the wood, I image it would be so much warmer and feel better on the body then the hard surface of a traditional tub.
Mini Lawn In Your Loo
  The Moss Carpet bath mat by Designer: Nguyen La Chanh is made from imputrescible foam called plastazote, the mat includes ball moss, island moss and forest moss. An earthy experience, no doubt.  I wonder what my cats would do with it?
If you cannot find that old world sink that makes your heart sing this is a wonderful alternative create an old-world designed bathroom with the Square Vessel Sinks by J. Aaron. These sinks are constructed from cast stone and are available in Standard Matte style. 
Ann Sacks' St Michel limestone tile inspired by ancient paving stones..
Taking its cue from reclaimed antique paving stones, St. Michel is an authentic reinterpretation of these ancient surfaces. The dense limestone offers a buttery palette of cream and yellow. I love the look of these tiles when wet in the picture above with the Teak tub.
 Watch for more trends on design ideas inspired by greenhouses and gardens coming up 2010
Both design images of the greenhouse trends can be found on Apartment Therapy
For more on details and product information for this wonderful bathroom go to Apartment Therapy .


  1. nybg is one of my favorite spots on earth...lovely post!

  2. Really nice!! One can always dream! :-)

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  4. Thanks Aliya I will look at this site you provided.

    Yes Peter, everything begins as a dream - and your blog is another dream of mine looking at your great photo's of Paris

    CM -- Yes once you visit the NYBG you are hooked. It won awards for being one of the most beautiful building in the world -

    She Writes- yes I do too,

  5. Haven't had a bath in a bathtub in years (decades?) but am ready to jump into that teak tub. Please check it for splinters

  6. Very, very lovely! Botanical gardens are always such a delight! And the bathrooms! Wow!

  7. Oh that will be so lovely. Having green and flowers anywhere in the house make the whole space alive. : )

  8. Lorenzo
    You haven't had a bath in years? I bet you could write up a good tale about that
    and use the words imputrescible and plastazote--

    Vicki -- I wonder if your pretty birds --Chickens would love running around in there -- warm and lush all year.

    Savvy Gal - Yes -- Green and lush flowers every where and I would not have to worry about water marks on the furniture or floor.
    Just turn on the sprinkler and let dry -- easy clean care. and the house always smells nice,


  9. How much fun, Joanny. I have a doormat at a shady backdoor that's been so rained on that it looks just like that bathmat! XO Trish

  10. j,
    i love this post.
    i did one a while ago on the same topic.
    it is fascinating.......and beautiful.

  11. That teak bathtub is outta this world!

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