The Perfect Bath Spiral-Bound | September 27, 2016

Barbara Sallick

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A chic, polished guide to creating your dream bathroom, including engaging interviews with top designers and practical advice for homeowners. Whether you call it your sanctuary, retreat, oasis, or spa, the bath is unlike any other room in the house. It can be the most private and indulgent of spaces or a simple, public one in which guests need to feel comfortable. Today’s bath is an expression of personal style and priorities and the luxurious focal point of sophisticated interiors. Creating the perfect bath has become an obsession for homeowners and designers. Yet perhaps no room in the house requires as much forethought and planning as the bath. In The Perfect Bath, Barbara Sallick explores the process of designing a bathroom in great detail and with beautiful images. She shares exquisite, favorite, and esteemed baths, talks with top designers—including Suzanne Lovell, Pamela Shamshiri, Thomas O’Brien, Lee Mindel, Gil Schafer, Tim Clarke, and Steven Gambrel—about their work, and offers important, how-to advice for homeowners. Combining evocative, informative photography with an authoritative, engaging narrative, The Perfect Bath will be an essential, lasting resource.
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Original Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272 pages
ISBN-10: 0847848930
Item Weight: 3.6 lbs
Dimensions: 8.9 x 1.1 x 11.3 inches
". . . Barbara Sallick,  one of  co-founders of Waterworks, is an expert on creating beautiful bathrooms. The inspiring images, along with the step by step tips for planning and designing The Perfect Bath, make this book a great addition to any design lovers library." 

"This book features sybaritic baths, Spartan-but-luxurious baths, and classic baths that are reminiscent of the Twenties and Thirties. If you are a designer seeking inspiration for clients' baths or someone like me who dreams of one day having the perfect bath, this book is for you."

"In The Perfect Bath, WATERWORKS co-founder Barbara Sallick spans education and inspiration, offering a checklist about bathroom planning; decoration and design insights; and case studies with wisdom from designers and architects

"[The Perfect Bath] is chock full of images all of which are absolutely breathtaking. The chapters are organized in such a way that if you are using it to help you design, you can plunge right in to those tips and resources. If eye candy and a little lift with your afternoon tea, is more your speed, you can have that too." 

"The Perfect Bath offers Barbara’s expertise alongside beautiful images, as well as engaging interviews with top designers." 
—Rue Magazine

"Fall must haves." 
—La Dolce Vita 

"Waterwork's Barbara Sallick visits some of the most beautiful bathrooms in her new book, The Perfect Bath from Rizzoli, giving an inspired look at some seriously sumptuous baths. Thinking of redoing your own? Tips and tricks from leading interior designers provide practical advice, making the undertaking less daunting." 

"This the ultimate guide to creating your dream bathroom by one of the most authoritative experts on the subject, the founder of Waterworks. It is a must for every designer, design lover, and homeowner considering a renovation alike."

"I am certain many of you have already heard about this book and are familiar with Barbara's work, but let me tell you what I found in this book.  There is something for everyone in the design world. "
—Splendid Sass
Barbara Sallick cofounded Waterworks—the premier luxury brand of bath fittings, fixtures, furniture, and accessories—in 1978 and serves as the company’s senior vice president of design and spokesperson. She is the author of the popular blog The Perfect Bath, as well as the book Waterworks: Inventing Bath Style. She is also the vice chair of the board of directors at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.