Justin Shaulis re-tells the story of Lucy, the heroine of A Room with a View and her struggle with being torn between two lovers and two countries. Justin's Edwardian vignette is dark, masculine and rich in textures with antique oak flooring by Exquisite Surfaces perfectly displaying the sleek DXV Lyndon Freestanding Soaking Tub.
By contrast, Justin's Florentine vignette mirrors Lucy's happiness during her time in Florence with bright white marble by Walker Zanger anchoring the DXV Lyndon Trough sink.
“I was feeling inspired by the main character Lucy and her struggles with the two men in her life,” says Justin. “There’s the one she’s supposed to marry, versus the one who’d give her a bigger life. That’s where I started and what led me to create two vignettes.” For the English vignette, Justin focused on the character of Cecil, who lives a prim, proper, 19th-century life. So he used this deep soaking tub and a very masculine scene.
Justin's interpretation continued beyond the vignette itself with watery visions of the other home Lucy would have missed. Here we see Lucy's memory of England in the Lyndon Trough sink.
Justin purposely chose the DXV Percy faucet as, to him, they looked like wedding rings, another symbol of love and happiness between Lucy and her love George.
In the light-filled Italian vignette of Lucy’s life, I used contemporary fixtures from the Lyndon Collection, including a trough sink. It is a shared vessel with two faucets that invites people to stand in front of it side by side. I was thrilled to be able to use this because I think there’s a certain sensuousness in how thin the porcelain is. And the Percy Faucet, which has these simple ring handles, calls to mind a wedding.
Each detail in Justin's minimalist vignettes had to be carefully considered to recreate a space that would have suite even the most discerning Edwardian man.