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Aquamarine tiles on the floor, walls and ceiling create a bathroom that resembles the inside of a swimming pool

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A compact bathroom needn't want for personality. In fact it can acquire its own individual signature when creative use is made of different materials.

Interior designer Robert Couturier was intrigued by the idea of being submerged inside a pool. So he covered his personal bathroom – even the ceiling – entirely in small green tiles, with white grouting.

To avoid any sense of claustrophobia, Couturier installed a large mirror above the bathtub to open up the space. Above the vanity, an adjustable mirror is tilted between two light sconces.

The vanity is minimal, consisting only of a basin with chrome rails underneath for towels. Beside it, a wall recess contains glass shelving for personal items.

In contrast to the basin, the cast-iron bathtub is long and wide, with angular curves suggestive of a luxurious soak.

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Although a bathroom that resembles a pool interior promotes the idea of revitalization, Couturier's creative motivation was a little more whimsical.

"I thought it would be fun," he says.

First published date: 27 May 2005

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Interior designer Robert Couturier (New York)
Builder Duce Construction
Bath Cast-iron bathtub from Kohler
Vanity Duravit
Faucets Dornbracht
Flooring and wallcovering Tiles from Bisazza
Toilet Duravit
Lighting Light Solutions
Ventilation Broan
Accessories Waterworks