Walker Zanger tiles climb up the walls of a master bath in a Washington, D.C., house by designer Barry Dixon, giving it "almost the effect of a walled garden." The window treatment is Scalamandré's Salome curtains — "practically a stainproof linen" — with Calvin's Brussels Gauze sheers.
In a Sonoma country house, designer Jay Jeffers boldly used "an abundance of glass tiles" from s covering the entire floor and the wall behind a pair of Waterworks sinks. Deco mirrors from .
Turning a quirk into an asset, designer Stephen Shubel glorified an oblique wall with the decorative silhouettes of a scallop-shell sink and a Baroque carved mirror frame.
"This is a luxurious master bath, with an 18th-century Italian dressing table, billowing curtains, and a view of San Francisco Bay. I wanted a warm, dusty apricot for the walls. Orange can be romantic and sexy. It makes you feel like you've just come in from the beach and your skin is glowing. It looks almost like a sunset in there. And at night, with the sconces and the lantern lit, it's even more dreamy," says designer Stephen Shubel.