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Designing the Perfect Bath: Waterworks Style

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

Barbara Sallick, Co-founder and Senior Vice President of Design at Waterworks, released her second publication this November, titled The Definitive Guide to Designing the Perfect Bath.

The ideal shelf-mate to her previous book, Waterworks: Inventing Bath Style, The Definitive Guide emphasizes the importance of planning, meticulous installation, choosing and trusting your design professionals, and accessorizing as the finishing touch for the complete bath experience.

The Definitive Guide is the perfect tool for anyone building a new house, planning a major renovation, or making just a few small changes to the bath. It is the ultimate companion throughout the bath design process.
The guide provides useful worksheets and checklists, and defines important questions to ask before embarking upon your design journey.

Barbara says of The Definitive Guide, “A space will yield the most complete bath experiences when each decision that you have made about architecture and design feels right and the bath becomes a private retreat for your daily bath rituals.”

As arbiter of the Waterworks’ influential bath aesthetic, Barbara brings a lifelong background in design to her philosophy of modern bath style, employing formal principles of architecture and decoration to make this utilitarian environment as rich and livable as any other room in the home. Barbara has continued to build on this precedent for nearly 30 years, seeking inspiration in past design traditions as the basis of an evolving, modern bath viewpoint.

The book is available at or direct from the Waterworks website.