I have a plumbing fixture obsession.
I said it.
All my clients and close friends know this about me. It is devastating to me to see a great house with bad plumbing fixtures.
I think I've told yall that the cabinet hardware in my office is made of unlacquered (so it will tarnish) brass plumbing parts.
Plumbing, I really love Perrin & Rowe. Someday when the Lord chooses to bless me with mo' money, I'll have it in my house.
I also really love it when my blog readers come out of the woodwork with sweet little emails like "I really love plumbing fixtures too"... and then when I ask for pictures I get an inbox full of this type of eye candy that nearly had me so stunned I couldn't move...
Holy bridge faucet. And it's in my finish Polished Nickel.
Does everyone realize how important the little details are? Liza does. This is her home... she lives near San Francisco. I wonder if she's got a spare bedroom? I'm already planning my next random vacation to visit a stranger.
These pictures make me want to do dishes! And bathe! And obsessive compulsively wash my hands over and over and over... but wait....
Just when I thought it couldn't get any better... BIN PULLS, JADEITE out the whaazzu, CUPBOARD LATCHES, and is that a Sub Z? Liza, can you start work on Monday!?? I need you.
Honestly!? She aproned her (honed and eased edged) countertops in marble and did full on Carrrara splash. My heart is racing, once again.
If this doesn't convince you that less is more, and that a small kitchen is just as perfect (when detailed to a T)... you be crazy.
Love. True love.
This is absurd, in a most positive way.
And last but not least... my dream valve... the thermostatic shower mixer. Liza, thank you for sharing with me... I opened this email and looked at these attachments more times than I care to admit to the world. This house needs to be published, hello magazine people... call Liza!
Liza isn't the only blog reader out there who delights me...
In non-plumbing news... Annmarie (remember she's my random mini-blog client in Boston who I will visit later this month to talk "kitchen renovation" and shop at Brimfield til we drop) well, she finally got her stair runners installed a few weeks ago and sent me a photo.
And Alison (in Brazil!) sent me this photo of a bathroom she and her husband renovated (here in the US before they moved the Brazil)... I spy a sponge & soap holder, a Bancroft faucet, and a good ole cast iron tub.
And last but not least, there is Courtney. This is Courtney & JJ's bathroom faucet. I stalked it when I went to Houston. I took this photo less than an hour after I arrived at their house... nothing like a good first impression (a weirdo in your bathroom taking photos and talking about the lines of your faucet and that typeface on the hot & cold buttons).
I wish someone at Perrin & Rowe would contact me, because I think they need to replicate this faucet. It is old... original to their classic little Houston bungalow.
Thank you people for sharing with me... you bring me such delight.