Steal This Look: A Classic NYC Bathroom with a Modern Edge

Elizabeth Roberts’ redesign of Jean and Tzu-Wei Lee’s Brown Stone in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn is so full of memorable moments that it was hard to condense and organize the footage for the house tour we have organized last year. There is the dining room with a view of the kitchen just below; there’s the chic sunken den; there is the breathtaking plaster tape of a staircase; And so on.

We’ve already picked Epic Cooking for a Steal This Look treatment (you can see it here); now we turn our attention to the main bath, a skillful black and white study.

Photograph by Dustin Askland, courtesy of Elizabeth Roberts Architecture & Design.

A vintage Art Deco double sink, upgraded with modern fixtures, is the piece de resistance in the room.
Above: A vintage Art Deco double sink, upgraded with modern fixtures, is the piece de resistance in the room.
Hexagon tiles, a classic New York bathroom flooring, look modern in black.  The room is paneled in white Rhino marble with paneling in Nero Marquina marble.
Above: Hexagon tiles, a classic New York City bathroom flooring, looks modern in black. The room is paneled in white Rhino marble with paneling in Nero Marquina marble.
Soft waffle napkins and botanical wallpaper add a soft, natural touch.
Above: Soft waffle towels and botanical wallpaper add a soft, natural touch.

Steal this look

Flanking the bathroom mirror are two by Michael Anastassiades
Above: Flanking the bathroom mirror are two Ball Bracket wall lights by Michael Anastassiades; $ 1400 each at Lightology.
Wallpaper from Engblad & Co. in the Botanica motif lines the walls of the stall;  $ 75 per double roll at Wallpaper Direct.
Above: Engblad & Co. wallpaper in the Botanica pattern lines the walls of the stall; $ 75 per double roll at Wallpaper Direct.
For similar waffle napkins, try Kiran Turkish Napkins, in Charcoal;  $ each for towels and $ 54 each for bath towels at Matouk.
Above: For similar waffle napkins, try Kiran Turkish napkins, in charcoal; $ 25 each for towels and $ 54 each for bath towels at Matouk.
For similar marble hooks, try the Fontane Bianche wall hooks designed by Elisa Ossino.  They come in three sizes;  from 0 € at Salvatori.  (See Easy Pieces: Marble Hooks for more ideas.)
Above: For similar marble hooks, try the Fontane Bianche wall hooks designed by Elisa Ossino. They come in three sizes; from 160 € at Salvatori. (See 10 Easy Pieces: Marble Hooks for more ideas.)
Dornbracht
Above: Dornbracht’s line of matt black Tara bathroom fixtures is a modern classic (you can read our 2008 story about it here.) Find her three-hole basin mixer in matt black (pictured in the bathroom designed by Elizabeth Roberts) at Plumbtile for $ 1,915.84.

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