Long story short, I remodeled my shower to show off my soap.
Oh sure, I dove into this process with a lot of fancy ideas about hex tiles, contrasting group, black fixtures, luxurious slabs of marble, and frameless glass doors.
But as my down-to-earth contractor pointed out, it's easy to over-design a space with extravagant and expensive details. Better to keep the overall look simple and clean, he advised, and let just a few personal touches shine through.
Immediately, I appreciated his wisdom and knew exactly how to proceed.
My focal point would be... soap.
Now it may seem counter-intuitive to plan a bathroom around something so temporary and insignificant as a bar of soap, but that is exactly what I did.
However, this isn't your ordinary bar of Irish Spring.
I'm obsessed with snooty, upscale, artisinal, hipster soap.
And now my simple, white, pure and clean shower stall - as well as the still-to-be-remodeled-rest of the bathroom - sets off my earth-toned bath bombs and golden body butters.
And it all looks pretty LUSH-ious to me.