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Waterhouse bath & kitchen studio Volume 3 issue 9 - September, 2013
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Trends: COLOR
Spotlight one: Kohler Glass
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September is here! Sure many of us are asking what happened to Summer? It was like if you blinked you missed it. Some folks are excited that the kids are all back to school while others are excited by the return of football.  We love the colors Fall brings. That color can also serve as a great inspiration for indoors also. There are many ways to add color to your home. In this months newsletter we talk color. You can add dramatic color to a room or do it subtly with colored glass. However you decide to add color make it represent you and your personality. There is no wrong or right. If you do need help we are always here for you. 
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Color Triggers Emotions

Color is a big part of ideal living - as shown by current interior design trends.  Color is an indispensable part of our lives. It creates an atmosphere and defines the way in which we see a room or space. Although white and natural colors have dominated interior design for years, vivid colors are currently on the march. Color has taken over furniture, fabrics, walls and floors - and has now reached the bathroom.

Showing colors for more energy - with yellow, red and pink


Energy and strength, but also intimacy: These are the characteristics of fiery red and orange tones. These are mostly used as accents in the living space, as shown by modern furniture and accessories. After all, too much red can appear aggressive and a completely red room, restrictive. In contrast, a sunny yellow can make the room appear larger. The vivid yellow that has appeared at many exhibitions is mostly used as a dash of color: This allows fresh new accents to be integrated into the living or bathroom ambiance.


Yellow, red and pink - invigorating


Vivid colors should be used sparingly - they work best as an individual accent


Create a comfortable atmosphere - with blue, turquoise and green


This also applies to tones between sky blue, royal blue and shades tending towards green. Turquoise, petrol and lavender are back in fashion. A violet tone can be an exciting eye-catcher, while most blue tones have a soothing effect. The colors evoke the green of nature, of meadows and spring-time or the fascination of the sea. Blue is especially attractive when contrasted with wood. This is another trend.


Blue, turquoise and green = soothing

The color of water and the sea fit perfectly in the bathroom -enull


Colors change rooms and spaces whichever way you like

Color awakens memories - of holidays and favorite places from our childhood. In addition, it is also a quick and cost-effective way of bringing new ideas into the home. Whether as furniture or on the wall - colorful accents combined with white are unbeatable. The light quality and surface structure also play an important role in the effect of color.

Mixed colors - lots of bright details. A colorful mixture brings brightness to any room or bathroom.

SPOTLIGHT ON: Kohler Glass Sinks

Glass Act: Fine Art for the Bathroom



There's no material quite like glass. It can be hard and substantial, yet it can also mimic the soft appearance of undulating water or the diaphanous lightness of a cloud. And nothing else yields such variety of color, translucency and texture in the hands of the artisan.  Kohler's exquisite one-of-a-kind bathroom sinks are inspired by generations of artisans who have crafted many of the sculptures and vessels found in the world's great museums. The result is pure art in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and forms.

An ancient art form


The first artist to make glass was Mother Nature herself. Out of the forge of volcanoes or created in an instant by a flash of summer lightning, the immense power of natural forces superheated and merged millions of grains of sand to create the first works in glass.  


Eventually, humans learned to recreate this process, using creative design to form jewelry, vessels, and currency-in the ancient world, glass even rivaled gold in value.





Kohler collaborates with international artists on the designs for its glass sinks in a process that can last more than a year. The reasons behind the approval or rejection of a product design aren't easy to articulate.  In the end, the team moves forward with a product when it offers a lasting, innovative design that generates an emotional response.


From start to finish, Kohler makes the entire line of glass sinks on site at the Kohler factory in Kohler, WI. Kohler's design team can walk right to the furnace to play and experiment whenever inspiration strikes. And keeping all stages of production in-house gives the design team more creative freedom and more control over the entire process.


Perfect timing


The process of creating these pieces is extremely time-intensive, and time-sensitive. Due to the delicate nature of the work, not every sink meets Kohler's exacting standards of excellence. Glass artisans ply their craft in very brief windows of opportunity, and if the timing and temperature is not precise, if they make the slightest misstep, then the piece goes back into the glass furnace.  


The skilled glassmakers bring the material to temperatures as high as 2,200 degrees and manipulate the molten glass using one of many techniques. Then they allow it to cool in stages, sometimes for more than a day, creating a piece free of distortions, stress points or flaws.


The finished product


The finished sinks are amazingly consistent with the original design, but the nature of the intricate process guarantees tiny variances that make every one unique. For example, in spun and cast glass sinks, the artisans allow the molten glass to move and settle in the mold, and then to cool down. As part of that natural process, the body of the glass captures minute bubbles, and the hardened surface forever retains the appearance of a gentle undulation, creating a portrait of movement frozen in glass.


Once the cooling process is complete, what emerges is a crystalline, beautiful, and surprisingly durable work of art that is ready to take its rightful place as the centerpiece of your bath.



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Waterhouse bath & kitchen studio is a family owned business in downtown Perrysburg, Ohio. We are the region's only "local" premier provider of bathroom and kitchen fixtures offering a destination unlike any other that provides cutting edge style, innovative design, and unmatched expertise. Our 7,000 square foot showroom offers the area's largest collection of working product.  We  accommodate varied tastes, budgets and needs in an effort to enhance our customer's homes and ultimately their lives.

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