The coastal vibe of this pale blue bath caught our eye. We like the shallow shelvesâ€”and the fact that they’re used to display an ad hoc collection seashells, starfish, and sand dollars. Recreate the look with the following elements:
Above: The bathroom is the work of French interior designer Jacques Grange; it was photographed by Dominique Vorillon for Elle Decor.
Above: Benjamin Moore’s Picture Perfect is a light soft blue; $6.99 for a sample pint and $36.99 for a gallon of Ben Interior Paint from Benjamin Moore.
Above: Another option is Yolo Colorhouse’s Caribbean-inspired shade Water; $35.95 for a gallon from Home Depot.
Above: Made in a polished brass, Elizabethan Classics’ Tub Filler with Handshower and Plain Porcelain Lever Handles is $406 through Wayfair or directly from Elizabethan Classics. A polished brass End Mount Shower Riser for the shower curtain can also be sourced through Elizabethan Classics.
Furniture and Lighting
Above: A nautical bulkhead light would work well in the room as a wall sconce. The Davey Lighting Small Oval Bulkhead Light, handcrafted in the UK of die-cast natural brass, is 7 inches tall and 5.25 inches wide (two larger sizes are also available); $285 at Design Within Reach. For more ideas, see 10 Easy Pieces: Outdoor Nautical Bulkhead Lighting.
Above: CB2’s Torii Chair is a simple beech wood chair painted matte white; $69.99.
Above: Ohio Design’s ode to Donald Judd, the Blocky Stool is available in three types of solid wood: carbonized radiata pine (shown; $249), radiata pine ($249), and oak ($429). For more small table options, see 10 Easy Pieces: Solid Block Side Tables.
Above: Go all the way with the nautical look by propping open the door with a Marseille Knot Door Stopper; $52 from Layla Grace.
Above: Restoration Hardware’s Plush Pile Bath Rug in white (or Shore, Marine, Azure, and 36 other colors) is currently on sale for $28 for the 17-by-24-inch size.
Above: We advocate displaying found objects, but if you want to jumpstart your collection, you can source shells, sand dollars, and starfish online. Sold for craft projects, 20 Natural Sugar Starfish are $32.98 and 100 Natural Sugar Starfish are $76 from Running Tide on Etsy. Photograph via The Inspired Trader.
Looking for more remodeling sources for the bath? See our past Steal This Look posts: A Modern Bathroom in Sonoma, Bath at the Ace Hotel and Eric Pike’s Glamorous NYC Bath. On Gardenista, learn about 5 Favorite Plants for the Bath.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 13, 2013 as part of our Nautical Notes issue.