We recently completed a master bath renovation for a client. The design challenge we faced on this project was that the homeowner was physically disabled. Her greatest concern was incorporating elements that would insure her safety in the shower, but she did not want to sacrifice style. We were able to give her both. Using the guidelines supplied by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 we replaced the existing slippery linoleum that she kept covered with a rug with ADA approved tile on the floor, both inside and outside the shower. This provided a stable nonslip base, yet maintained a sense of style since we were able to choose the color and look we wanted.
The threshold of the shower entrance was also lowered closer to the ADA recommendations for easy access. Since grab bars were a necessity for safety we chose a simple neutral tone for them so they would disappear in the shower.
Dual shower heads, one handheld, also insured comfort and accessibility. Rows of accent tiles in copper and celadon on the walls set off the fresh design and a seamless glass shower surround makes the client feel like she is in a beautiful spa all the while maintaining a sense of security due to the custom details added.
We’ll cover the final steps of this make-over in another blog and how to update without undertaking a total renovation.
The Easton Chair designed by David Easton
Over the last few years, the major fabric companies realized that with the textile inventories that they already carried, why wouldn’t they create lines of upholstered furnishings that customers would like to own. This would expand their product line, shorcut the customers’ shopping time and peak the imagination of both designers and their clients.
Lee Jofa was early onto this idea. Having been founded in the early 1800′s, Lee Jofa has always been a name synonymous as a supplier of fabrics of quality to customers with current and distinctive taste. They were bought in 1995 by the fourth generation, privately held company Kravet Fabrics. Kravet and Lee Jofa have kept Lee Jofa as a separately marketed division, staying with the original high end level of fabrics they always sold. In addition, other brands have been purchased to be sold from the Lee Jofa showrooms that would enhance and coordinate with their products. The contemporary fabric company, Groundworks was a year old in 1986 when it was acquired by Kravet. It is sold alongside Lee Jofa as a perfect pairing with their upholstery designs. In 2001 Kravet purchased G.P.and J. Baker as another fabric group to add to the Lee Jofa showrooms.
Throughout 2001 – 2007 Kravet has concentrated on its licensing program with major designers to showcase their fabric and furniture inspirations. Early collaborations were with Anthony Barrata and William Diamond, Suzanne Rheinstein, David Easton, Allegra Hicks, David Hicks, Thomas O’Brien, and Eric Cohler. Recent additions have been with Kelly Wearstler in an inspired collection of geometrics and signature prints with Groundworks.
Atlanta based Suzanne Kasler shows her style expertise through a new collection of classic yet modern reinterpretations of paisleys, suzanis, jaquards and more.
The iconic company Lilly Pulizter has also been a recent bright addition to Lee Jofa.
To receive more information about this dynamic line of furnishings and all its options contact us at 855-296-3702.