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Sheer Indulgence

New bath products bring the pleasures of a spa into your home

Sheer Indulgence

Kohler's Escale Suite. 

This concept bath—one of six vignettes on view at the Kohler Design Center in Kohler, Wisconsin—incorporates natural and recycled materials without sacrificing functionality and style. Called "Woodland Sanctuary" by its London-based designers, Nikki Blustin and Oliver Heath, this serene sanctuary incorporates Kohler's Escale Suite in dark wenge wood. A floating ceiling panel with leaf-shaped cutouts emulates light filtering through a canopy of trees, while 3form's Eco Resin walls also evoke the forest. For details, visit www.kohler.com.

New Jersey-based Advent Stone creates luxurious soaking baths, basin walls and sinks out of select pieces of stone from South America, Europe and Asia. This bath was carved by hand from yellow travertine and then polished on the exterior for a smooth finish. For more information, call (201) 444-0426 or visit www.adventstone.com.

Jamie Drake Collection's Profil fixture for THG boasts sculptural handles with inlays of horn (pictured) or precious stone. Inspired by Italian Futuristic design of the 1950s, Profil is available in chrome, matte nickel, nickel and luxbrass. Visit www.thgusa.com.

Waterworks has introduced Aqualinea, a new line of precision-cut mosaic tile. Made with water-jet technology, the new motifs are suitable for larger installations such as shower floors. The line encompasses 30 style/color combinations, including (clockwise from above) Pisces, Sinewave, Sachet, Park Place and Parasol. Call (202) 333-7180 or visit www.waterworks.com.

Merillat has introduced Peppercorn, a semi-transparent finish with rich black overtones, on its Masterpiece collection of semi-custom cabinets for kitchen and bath. Peppercorn is available on oak and cherry door styles. The line also includes three new styles of mullion glass doors. For details, visit www.merillat.com.

Forms + Fixtures has unveiled its Serenity collection of Asian-inspired furnishings designed to transform the bath into a soothing retreat. Part of the line is EOS, constructed of wood maple solids and veneers and hand-finished in silver or copper leaf (pictured). There is even storage space inside. Visit www.formsandfixtures.com.

Coming this summer to Architectural Ceramics's five showrooms is the new Tribeca series from Keraben. These ceramic tiles from Spain are rectified (which means they butt closely together, with minimal or no grout joints) and polished to create a mirror effect that mimics the look of glass. Visit the Web site www.architecturalceramics.net.

The ultimate in après-bath pampering is to wrap yourself in a heated towel. Jacuzzi's new Home Spa Towel Warming Drawer does the trick, heating up to four towels at a time to a toasty 120 degrees. The drawer can be integrated to match existing cabinetry and comes in 24- and 36-inch models. Visit the Web site www.jacuzzi.com.

Acryline's new Acryzen bathtubs are contoured to cradle one or two bathers and feature a pair of anatomically comfortable backrests with lower lumbar support and armrests on both sides. All three baths in the collection are available as soaking tubs or with a choice of three different warm air-hydro massage systems. Visit the Web site www.acrylineusa.com.

It's hip for tiles to be not square. These glass rectangular field tiles from the Oceanside Elevations collection, with their convex curves, add shimmer and texture to the bathroom wall. Available through Renaissance Tile and Bath in Alexandria. Call (703) 549-7806 or visit the Web site www.renaissancetileandbath.com.

Advent Stone soaking bath

Profil fixture for THG

Waterworks Aqualinea collection.

Merillat Peppercorn.

EOS by Formes + Fixtures

Architectural Ceramics' Tribeca series

Home Spa Towel Warming Drawer

Acryline's Acryzen bathtub

Elevations tiles from Oceanside

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