New Ravenna’s Jardin mosaic tiles from the Parterre Collection were featured by the editors of Architectural Digest’s Kitchens & Baths special edition, the magazine dubbed “The Ultimate Style Guide.”
The Parterre Collection, designed by Sara Baldwinand Paul Schatz, includes 18 designs that are handcrafted in natural stone, Serenity glass, shell, ceramic, and aluminum and are available in different material combinations. In Renaissance Europe, a formal garden was known as a parterre, an elegant planting of scented herbs and perennial borders, edged with gravel pathways. This historic landscaping inspired the Parterre Collection with designs that evoke the royal gardens at Versailles and Kensington Palace. Arabesque, geometric, and floral patterns are defined with hand cut mosaic, shell, and aluminum. Baldwin says, “The parterre gardens were beloved for their charm and symmetrical grace. Each one became an oasis of tranquility and scented beauty. While designing this collection, Paul and I combined materials to replicate the organic texture of the gardens which were a medley of earth, foliage, masonry and pebbles.” Every mosaic in the Parterre Collection is hand crafted by artisans on the Eastern Shore and customized to fit each installation. The mosaics can be installed on both vertical and horizontal surfaces, indoors and out. The Parterre Collection is available at all New Ravenna showrooms throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, and Dubai.
Given the sophistication of these patterns, baths receive a dressing up and powder rooms in any number of styles get a refined makeover. You can see this from the editors’ choice of architect Mac Appelton’s design of one of the master baths at Shakespeare Ranch, dubbed by the magazine’s editors as “a lively family compound on Lake Tahoe’s Nevada shore.” They salute the architect’s thoughtful use of limited space and quote him as saying, “I enjoy having to get the most out of a small space.”