Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Schwartz

Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Schwartz

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Marlena is the heroine in the Benzini Brothers Circus. We envisioned her train car and what her dream dressing room might be like.

Cloth & Kind, Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Schwartz

Tami and Krista from Cloth & Kind envisaged a private sanctuary for their novel's heroine Marlena. A vintage train car provides the shell for a luxurious bath and vanity area.

Cloth & Kind, Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Schwartz

Marlena's bathroom contains a shower with tiles by Tempest Tileworks and New Ravenna, Two beautifully appointed compartments hold the DXV Oak Hill lavatory with console and matching two-piece toilet.

“There was a bit of ‘tramp’ style going on in the book,” says Tami. So that’s where the partners started: with matte finishes and beautiful pieces that looked worn and old. They got linens and drapes from a small artisanal textile designer in Istanbul and worked with Paper Mills, a company out of Oakland, California, to find the rich, flocked-looking wallpaper. They used the new DXV Oak Hill Collection, because with its satin brass finish, these fixtures fit the tone of the story and the style of the room. “We found vintage light fixtures that illuminate and just fit with the golden hue of the space,” says Krista. “But then we had to funk it up so we brought in our tattooed lady and hung her up with a kimono and some other arty things.”

Cloth & Kind, Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Schwartz

The DXV Oak Hill Freestanding Soaking Tub with Weathered Oak Feet anchors the vanity side of the space and becomes the perfect focal point in Marlena's retreat.


The sink really led us to the idea of having these two individualized water closets and separate, private spaces: toilet in one room and sink in another. Which is also in keeping with the idea of a train car and how you would have to use the space. And then, of course, we used these beautiful bath fixtures and that became our focal point. There’s a real sense of the circus big top, especially the bulbs that surround the mirror. And we really played with shapes, specifically the lotus. The vanity really and truly is awesome. Something about the glow and the way it casts its light.

Cloth & Kind, Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Schwartz

The close up of the sink compartment perfectly reflects the focus on detail by the Cloth & Kind design team. Vintage mirrors built into cerused oak complemented modern day elements like the draperies from Tulu Textiles in Istanbul.

Cloth & Kind, Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Schwartz

In their story for DXV, Cloth & Kind shared their love for patterns, colors and textures with layer upon layer of finishes, bold colors and vintage artwork.