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Barbara Sallick is an originator of and sought-after authority on The American Bath Style. She co-founded Waterworks--the the premier luxury brand of bath fittings, fixtures, furniture and accessories--with her husband in 1978 and serves as the company's senior vice president of design. As the arbiter of Waterworks' influential design aesthetic, Barbara oversees a range of creative product decisions. Acting as a company spokesperson, Barbara presents design and product lectures at top architecture and design firms across the country. She writes a popular weekly blog, The Perfect Bath, that offers design ideas and inspiration, and is also the author of Waterworks: Inventing Bath Style (2001). She is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and is a trustee of Wheelock College, where she received her B.A. She attended graduate school at Columbia University, and was an associate, under Charles Montgomery, at the department of American Decorative Arts at Yale University Art Gallery.


". . . Barbara Sallick, one of co-founders of Waterworks, is an expert on creating beautiful bathrooms. The inspiring images, along with the step by step tips for planning and designing The Perfect Bath, make this book a great addition to any design lovers library."

"This book features sybaritic baths, Spartan-but-luxurious baths, and classic baths that are reminiscent of the Twenties and Thirties. If you are a designer seeking inspiration for clients' baths or someone like me who dreams of one day having the perfect bath, this book is for you."

"In The Perfect Bath, WATERWORKS co-founder Barbara Sallick spans education and inspiration, offering a checklist about bathroom planning; decoration and design insights; and case studies with wisdom from designers and architects"

"[The Perfect Bath] is chock full of images all of which are absolutely breathtaking. The chapters are organized in such a way that if you are using it to help you design, you can plunge right in to those tips and resources. If eye candy and a little lift with your afternoon tea, is more your speed, you can have that too."

"The Perfect Bath offers Barbara's expertise alongside beautiful images, as well as engaging interviews with top designers."
-Rue Magazine

"Fall must haves."
-La Dolce Vita

"Waterwork's Barbara Sallick visits some of the most beautiful bathrooms in her new book, The Perfect Bath from Rizzoli, giving an inspired look at some seriously sumptuous baths. Thinking of redoing your own? Tips and tricks from leading interior designers provide practical advice, making the undertaking less daunting."

"This the ultimate guide to creating your dream bathroom by one of the most authoritative experts on the subject, the founder of Waterworks. It is a must for every designer, design lover, and homeowner considering a renovation alike."

"I am certain many of you have already heard about this book and are familiar with Barbara's work, but let me tell you what I found in this book. There is something for everyone in the design world. "
-Splendid Sass

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