Sunday, January 1

Happy New Year with a New, American Standard Bathroom Faucet For Our East Hampton Home

Kicking Off The New Year
With A Stellar Bathroom Faucet 
From American Standard! 
If you are a design aficionado, you know American Standard as the arbiter of classic American bathroom and kitchen hardware design. The company offers quality faucets, toilets, bathtubs, showers and more. I was invited by #Designhounds to be part of a designer campaign in order to sample one of American Standard's bathroom faucets with #StyleMyFaucet.  The winter is a perfect time to make changes in our beach house retreat since it is a quiet time here in the marina area of East Hampton, Long Island.  Once summer months arrive, there is  too much activity for upgrades and renovations.  
please note:  
this post is sponsored by American Standard.  Thank you kindly for this lovely faucet!
 I chose the Townsend Widespread Faucet for our cottage's master bedroom.  Although our primary residence is in New York City, for seventeen years now we commute on weekends, holidays and summers to our home in the Springs section of East Hampton.  We built the house in 2000, then decorated it with a decidedly casual, yet classic feel. The house is a cedar shingle home with farmhouse style architecture, clean lines, wainscoting, dark wood wide board floors throughout, and even though it is a fairly new house, it has an antique feel. We were inspired by classic  Sagaponack cottage architecture style typical in the Hamptons at the turn of the century.

our East Hampton cottage 

the upstairs bathroom gets a faucet upgrade...
the installation:

We love the Townsend Widespread Bathroom Faucet.  Inspired by the Manhattan Bridge, this faucet has architectural elements that work nicely with the clean lines of our home.  We enjoy how it upgrades our beach-house with a modern appeal. The faucet is drip-free and constructed of solid brass and tapered edges.  It also has two ADA-compliant metal lever handles offering a maximum flow rate of 1.2 gallons per minute.  All of this amounts to saving water without sacrificing on features. The Innovative Speed Connect makes installation a snap with fewer parts and no adjustments necessary. The Lead Free & ADA Compliant are also added perks. We chose the polished chrome finish to work with the other finishes in the bathroom, but the faucet has four finish options.  Follow @American_Standard and @designhounds on Instagram or see their faucet video here.
  
the bathroom's interior design and decoration...
The house has two master suite bedrooms and bathrooms.  This one is upstairs and quite a large bathroom for a 3,000 square foot cottage.  We designed all four bathrooms in the house to keep with the classic, farmhouse-style throughout--classic octagonal tile floors, subway tiles on the walls (half way up), and widespread ceramic farmhouse style sinks.  The adjoining bedrooms to each bathroom have mahogany-colored, pine wide board wood floors.  The house turned sixteen years old this summer, so it is a perfect time to replace the faucet in the upstairs master bedroom.  I installed Hinson's Madagascar Cloth grass cloth to the walls, curated and framed a series of American antique crustacean illustrations to hang, created bespoke window treatments and shower curtains with a French blue and white Brunschwig & Fils toile.  And, designed and created pillows from our own fabric collection, Root Cellar Designs in our Stickbug pattern in blue and white. We use indoor/outdoor rug in all the bathrooms which work well during the summer months with lots of sandy feet in and out of the house.  
Happy Nesting
XO Tamara
linens: vintage and turkish towels
fabric: brunschwig & fil and root cellar designs
floors: hexagon tile and outdoor rugs
walls: subway tile; 
framed antique illustrations and grasscloth

Please Read Earnest by Miles Stephenson on Saxon Henry's blog

Please Read Earnest by Miles Stephenson on Saxon Henry's blog
Miles takes us on a journey comparing two favorite writers, Wes Anderson and Ernest Hemingway while retracing Hemingway's haunts in Paris, then a chance meeting with Wes...click photo for story