Monday, April 28, 2008

Benjamin Dhong Interiors




It's Decorator Showhouse season again! Currently underway is one of the top showhouses in the country, the San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Benjamin Dhong, an interior designer who is designing for his very first showhouse, has created a really serene and elegant bathroom. Dhong was inspired by a trip through Sweden last summer where he saw rooms that were "a dazzling mix of high and low end furniture." Wanting to achieve a mix of traditional and contemporary, Dhong covered the walls in a very soothing, soft faux bois. But there's nothing rustic about this bathroom. I love the tailored shower curtain, table skirt, and curtain. And don't you just love the mirror and the smart little Saarinen stools? I think it's safe to say that Benjamin Dhong is definitely a designer to watch!






18 comments:

  1. Quiet elegance. And maybe the only time I've like a Saarinen product (I know, heresy.) It would be a very nice room to stumble into first thing in the morning, before the coffee and the Molton Brown invigorating shower products take effect. I so hate to be jarred to my senses.

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  2. Anonymous5:38 PM

    I am in the midst of renovating my bathroom and would love to replicate this. I tried to link your photos to my blog but came up "x's". Can you tell me the source? Thanks!!

    ---Jean
    renovationtherapy.wordpress.com

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  3. The repetition is really subtle!The faux bois wall covering replicated by the faux bois mirror, and the bases of the Saarinen stools replicate the base of the wash basin.

    For some reason, I'm reminded of the early work of Bilhuber...

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  4. Anonymous10:52 PM

    Yes, I am going this week and cannot wait to see his work! It will be a little depressing coming home to my place after viewing all that deliciousness...

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  5. I love the little details, and the sconces by the mirror. Thanks for the introduction to this designer!

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  6. Chic and simple with just a bit of quirk. Nice work.

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  7. This bathroom is divine - love the fresh green!
    X
    Anna

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  8. I'm loving green and white these days. So fresh and soothing.

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  10. VERY Nice! I am going to have to get over to see the showhouse. I am searching for what to do in my powder bath, and am definitely inspired!

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  11. Love anything in velvet and the little green stools are no exception!

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  12. The skirted table is so unexpected for a bathroom. Beautiful!
    -Lana

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  13. the faux bois and the stools are amazing!!!
    xo,
    frances

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  14. What a wonderful space! The colors, the details, it's all really beautiful.

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  15. Anonymous7:49 PM

    who makes that wallpaper? I think I'm in LOVE!

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  16. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for this!

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  17. From the pics I've seen this room was my favourite! So, so gorgeous!
    XX
    Anna

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  18. I saw this in person! What is hard to see in the images is the texture. the linen was wonderfully woven, and the faux bois wallpaper was effective with the gilt accents. I did indeed remind me of Sweden with Gustaviansk elements and modern touches. Very fresh, Ben!

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