Architectural Inspiration in a…..what??

Cheryl Kees Clendenon Bath, Bathroom design ideas, Details, The Bath Designer Leave a Comment

It is no secret to my team one of my favorite design talking points revolves around architecturally inspired spaces, places and products. I cannot help but admire even the simplest of things if it has great lines. This is the stand out element in American Standard’s new bath collection, the Townsend.

The low spout version of the Townsend feels bold and masculine and has a simple stature that makes it work in many design applications.

The low spout version of the Townsend feels bold and masculine and has a simple stature that makes it work in many design applications.

Sometimes a  simple elegance “speaks” louder than more ornate fixtures in the bath world. The understated Townsend is bold and substantial with a masculine feel in the low spout version and more feminine with the high arc option. Both beg to be touched. (Liz says I am not allowed to “pet” the faucets, but she is not the boss of me.) My preference in shiny polished chrome provides a  timeless look with little chance of ever going out of style.

Form and Function. You would never know it has a water saving 1.2 gallon per minute flow rate!

Form and Function. You would never know it has a water saving 1.2 gallon per minute flow rate!

When you are this good looking, no need for anything but chrome yet the Townsend comes in 5 finishes!

When you are this good looking, no need for anything but chrome  yet the Townsend comes in 4 finishes!

Sure, some projects require a faucet with unusual details , two toned finishes or even a little more fussiness. But most of our bathroom design in this coastal region is not about bling and intricate or over done detailing. We design primarily classic homes with modern embellishments and sometimes a few quirky details. The architectural speak of the Townsend makes it a go to faucet for master baths, powder baths and even kids’s baths. ( but would choose the one hole version for that application…much easier to clean around!)

For the price point the Townsend belongs in, there are few options to beat the architectural style points and value you can get with this choice. A bonus bit of info for the bath newbies or DIY types who may read this. Many people who end up purchasing random no name  faucets end up with installation problems when installing on a 3cm typical countertop of quartz, granite or marble as so many do not adjust enough for thicker tops. Check the specs! The Townsend has room to spare. 

Note the depth of max thickness of counter top. This is good for 3cm installations. Many people are shocked upon install when there is not enough adjustment room on cheaper faucets.

Note the depth of max thickness of counter top. This is good for 3cm installations. Many people are shocked upon install when there is not enough adjustment room on cheaper  faucets.

The bath in these photos is at our shop in Pensacola. A rather eclectic style born partly from my wild hair to install random shallow shelves on a long blank wall (and we know I hate long boring walls!) and a constantly rotating collection of “pretties” on the shelves and lots and lots of wallpaper!

The style of fixtures in a powder bath is oh so important to the overall design plan.

The aesthetics of fixtures in a powder bath is oh so important to the overall design plan …and so often overlooked. 

Yeah Yeah...it was a fun idea until I needed to style it! I think our collection of milk glass is taking over:-)

Yeah Yeah…it was a fun idea until I needed to style it! I think our collection of milk glass is taking over:-)

An ever rotating bit of art hangs in here...until a lucky person takes it home. This is one of Nancy Harper Rhode's Queens. LOVE.

An ever rotating bit of art hangs in here…until a lucky person takes it home. This is one of Nancy Harper Rhode’s Queens. LOVE.

***While we specify American Standard fixtures on a regular basis for the style, quality and value offered, this post is sponsored in that they provided the Townsend for our review. All opinions and photographs are our own. ***

See you next time!

Cheryl

Sponsored by American Standard

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