Most of you know, recently I attended a private viewing of a few offerings at The Merchandise Mart here in Chicago. The tour was organized through Ms. Jennifer Brough of the company White Good as well as Ms. Blair Loftspring of Vornado Realty Trust. We had the opportunity to visit a few of the LuxeHome boutiques that are open to the public and very inspirational. One in particular was Lefroy Brooks USA.

As I was listening, watching and learning with the other guests I became extremely interested in the companies historical aspects of design. Now mind you, this was before I actually touched their designs and explored them a bit further. Each vignette was well thought out, perfect lighting, nice hand feel, and most of all, exemplified quality. I can’t stress that enough how impressed I was. So this quick post, I hope will inspire a new homeowner or someone who is thinking of remodeling a bath… Drop by, take a look, research a bit a bit online, make a point to explore in person to really find out what they are all about.

Mr. Brooks describes his craft in his bio.

“ Taps will disappear and we will be left holding remote controls or prodding steamy screens. Taps therefore as we know them today may have existed for only around a century and are perhaps destined like the horse and carriage to disappear into the mists of nostalgia.

I have therefore taken on the task of researching this century of taps and selecting the great classics from each decade. From their domestic origins in the late Victorian era through the mechanical angularity of the Edwardians, the curvaceous turn of the century French, the colonial twenties, the Deco thirties, the streamline fifties, the starry sixties to the nineteen seventies when it all seemed to begin again. “

Recently, I have been considering a large undertaking. Finding a property and making it my own. As a good friend told me, “ your own Turkey Hill or Weatherstone, what more could you want? “ Food for thought. In any case when I’m ready to make the leap I’ll have to put a little thought into utilizing a few of Mr. Brooks designs.

Until then, I can always daydream of the possibilities.