Halamish is a bathroom / kitchen fixture and furnishings shop located in Bnei Brak (don’t ask me where in Bnei Brak – haven’t a clue, but the address is on the bottom of their website.) For a store located in such a – ok, there’s no polite way of saying this, but Bnei Brak isn’t known for high end, unless it’s high end black-hat gear – this store has some seriously amazing stuff. Ignoring the awful twigs in a vase (why oh why do stylists insist on that?!) the bathroom below is interesting, simple, and perfect for Israel’s lack of space.
The amount of products they have is impressive as well. I browsed their site for over an hour, thinking about all of the things I would love to do if I could fit another bathroom in this place…
I loved these tiles. I don’t really know why, since they are kind of trendy and I’m not sure if I would love them in a few years time – but I just think they are so cool. I would put them on the floor of a bathroom, or perhaps in a line up a wall as an accent. The colors and the shape really appeal to me.
The tiles came in other colors as well, although admittedly I prefer the turquoise on top.
Pebbles seems to be a theme in bathroom design these days – here is a block of pebbles in pink resin. Only if I was decorating the bathroom of a drag queen and I had to put something in to match her feather boa.
The resin pebble counter in a more staid color. Honestly, I don’t like it and I think the wall of pebbles just makes the whole space way too matchy matchy. However, I could see elements used in other ways and working quite well – but the under lighting screams disco. Maybe with the pink resin and the feather boa, but not in this “trying to be organic” space.
On my front walkway is about 6 square meters of tulip mosaic which will be finished sometime in this century. So I can’t say I don’t like the tulip pattern. Only, I don’t. I have a real thing with decorator tile like this – I have seen some that I really love, but this wouldn’t be it. I think this will grow old really quick – however, with that said – the nice thing about it is that it would be simple enough to break and replace as it isn’t a big space. So, if you do want to go there, know that it doesn’t have to be forever. And I love the tub.
When I first saw this I wasn’t sure what I thought of it. I mean, the pedestal sink in the corner is dinky and an afterthought compared to the seriousness of the center stage tub. Then there’s the Jetsons tap. But the stainless steel tub, that I kind of liked, and the porcelain inner lining is kind of cool as well. I think in a different space, this could be quite neat, unfortunately, here it isn’t.
Another controversial subject for the bathroom – etched patterned tile. Ignoring the twigs in a vase, (Dear G-d why??!!) and the very strange towel placement (a towel on the toilet? who does that?) This etched patterned tile has a lot of potential. Again, this just isn’t it. It should be in a more “shabby chic” space as an accent. But then, this is a designer who uses twigs in a vase and puts towels on a toilet. I guess we can’t expect much from that.
I liked these. No reason, just do.
This is how pebbles as an accent should be done. I love this, it’s clean, organic, and adds interest without pushing the design over the top.
If you don’t have room for a big sink then get a wide one instead. The colors are a tad drab for my taste – but I like the space a lot. It works well.
Take the pebbles off of the floor (seriously, who does that? and what do they do every time they wash that floor? ) Make the floor tiles bigger and put a better picture on the back wall, and you’ll have a wonderful space. I love the tub and the toilet.
Halamish – a great place for bath stuff. Just be careful if they offer to help you design the room.
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