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Product Details

  • Series: Pottery Barn Design Library
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Oxmoor House (August 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0848727614
  • ISBN-13: 978-0848727611
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #521,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Over the past 50 years, Pottery Barn has developed a reputation as a home furnishing chain with its own distinctive, elegant designs. Intended for both the serious re-modeler and the aspirational dreamer, Pottery Barn Bathrooms does a thorough job of explaining the elements that make a bathroom comfortable and stylish enough to serve as a private retreat or communal spa. Each of its ten chapters is devoted to a single subject (fixtures, lighting, color, windows). After a quick overview of basic issues related to each topic, readers are invited to tour spectacular bathrooms through luscious photos and text explaining the color palette, room plan, and materials used. While the rooms tend toward the high end in terms of materials and available space, there’s a wealth of useful advice throughout that would be welcome to almost anyone looking to spice up an existing bathroom or planning to build a new one. --David Bombeck

Customer Reviews

I found this book very helpful for ideas for my re-do plans.
mj
This book is like walking into the Pottery Barn store, so this should be a catalogue instead of an ideas book.
Carol J. Adam
I received this book about 3 weeks ago and still look at it almost every night.
Lisa

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lisa on September 24, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I received this book about 3 weeks ago and still look at it almost every night. The pictures are so beautiful, and the book gives advice on everything from lighting to color and space. If you are getting ready to re-do a bathroom, this book will give you some wonderful ideas, things you might not even have thought about! I hope Pottery Barn will make more design books!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 26, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I've looked at numerous bathroom books but found the Pottery Barn Bathrooms book to be - by far - the best! This book had lots of beautiful, simple and creative ideas, and lots of pictures. I love it and highly recommend. The book is absolutely beautiful, very high quality and a great value.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By J. Yu on March 16, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This is my first review, but I have to let other people know what they are buying.

We are building an addition which includes a master bathroom and a half bath. My husband is a industrial designer and I'm a graphic designer, so we are designing them ourselves. We also subscribe to Metropolitan Home magazine, so our sense of design is up to date and we know what good looking bathrooms are(designed by well known and expensive professionals)

I've bought several books at Lowe's and borrowed some at the Library. Since there is no pottery barn store where I live, I ordered it online. Big mistake. It was even worse than the Pottery barn bed & bath catalog. The bathrooms pictured in the book are all huge. Most of them are as big as the master bedroom. And I agree with another reviewer, no typical tub or shower. In order to get those look, you should expect to sepend at least $40000(material and labor) if you have the space. Although it looks good, people don't recommend hardwood floor in bathrooms(even worse with freestanding tubs!). Color schemes look all the same, woodworks are all white, You'll get few ideas from this book. There's no examples of half bath or powder room. The products in the examples are mostly pottery barn, and there's a section on how to buy furnitures for your bathroom. I'm going to try to return this book if they accept.

Please don't buy this book, go to your local library instead.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carvet on August 26, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I have read/used three of the Pottery Barn books listed in order of my opinion of them: Baths, Living Rooms, and Bedrooms. Baths was very good, with beautiful photographs, interesting and innovative ideas, and some useful design advice. Most of the book provided a several page showcase for an individual bath with discussion of what made it special.

Living rooms was OK. It's content was more canned, but it still had some inspiration and enough ideas that were useful that although I would not put it amongst the best such books, it was worth an hour or two to browse.

Bedrooms hit the bottom of the list for me. The content seemed especially canned. The ideas were not fully developed and most of them appeared to me more appropriate to someone's first apartment than an established home (so it just needs the right audience?). Lot's of the pictures involved just using eclectic pieces and did not involve actually developing a decorative theme.
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16 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Northern Wisconsin Gal on February 26, 2004
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My husband and I are building a house and I was looking for bathroom ideas. Well this book is for you if you like painting every speck of your woodwork white (what ever happened to natural wood? ), want a castiron or claw foot tub and are into strangeness like putting your bathtub in the living room! I guess I'm just a little too mainstream for this. Most of the ideas in this book are just way too impractical... This book pictures this hottub I guess you'd call it, that is actually a concrete box...I want a hottub in my new bathroom but I'm looking for comfort, that concrete box looks like a cold water coffin. This book also features this bathtub in the living room idea. Hmmm call me crazy but why on earth would you want to do that? Theres also pictures of an outdoor bath in a watering trough!!! I was really hoping for some ideas I could use. Silly Me!!!
I'm sending this book back, there's absolutely nothing in it I can use.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carol J. Adam on August 20, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book is like walking into the Pottery Barn store, so this should be a catalogue instead of an ideas book. Lots of white. The bathrooms are comfortable looking, but not very original. I got more out of Japanese Bath book than this one.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 16, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Such a lovely book. There are so many ideas and elegant ways to improve the look and functionality of a bathroom. The pictures all convey designs and ideas that I'd like to have in my own home. Thank you Pottery Barn.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By vicki on September 7, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book because it has the exact look I want for my bathrooms--traditional bridge faucets, vintage type toilets, white tiles. I got few ideas for my dressing room layouts. But where s the resource guide for all those wonderful faucets? I don't think Pottery Barn sells those? I agree you'd get the same info and design inspiration from their catalogs. Not very practical.
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