This bathroom had a very
tight deadline, as it was to be finished before the baby was born in
April, and the wife was three month pregnant when the decided to
remodel. They wanted a bathroom that looked like a cross between a W
hotel and a Craftsman inspired space…clean & simple, no natural light in
it, and light finishes. The palette was to be white with maple, cobalt
accents placed in random configurations made of ribbed glass tiles, and
mosaic tiles in various arrangements.
This project became a prime example of how design decisions affect world
This couple attended Harvard and had spent many great days watching the
Red Sox at Fenway Park. In Fenway Park, there is one red seat among all
the green ones that marks the longest home run hit by Ted Williams. As
the project came to a close, the wife, the designer and the tile
installer conspired to install one red tile in the shower wall. The day
the wall was installed, only the blue accent tiles appeared. The next
day when the wall was grouted, one blue tile was removed and the red
tile was grouted into the finished wall to greet the husband’s
astonished view when he returned at the end of the day. Both husband and
wife believe that the red tile on the wall ended the Curse of the
Bambino as the Red Sox went on to historically win the World Series.
PS….the bathroom was finished 2 weeks before the baby was born.