ISSUE 23  |  Cool Dads

Steal This Look: A Masculine Bathroom with a Hit of Color

June 10, 2014 9:00 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

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Maybe we’ve just seen one too many perfectly manicured and feminine guest baths, but this masculine design in Denmark seems especially fresh. It belongs to graphic designer Lone Tommerup and Søren Jensen, owner of clothing company Terminal A. The couple live in the city of Odense in a renovated 1920s house with orange accents throughout, including in the bath, which is the domaine of their college-aged son, Nicholas, and house guests. Read on for how you can recreate the look.

Above: Tommerup and Jensen began with a washed black palette and layered in a few hints of color, starting with their favorite: neon orange. Photograph by Frederikke Heiberg for Bolig magazine.

The Basics

Above: Heath Ceramics’ made-to-order Classic Field Tile are available in a matte black glaze that resembles granite. They come in a range of sizes; contact Heath Ceramics for more information. Looking for small black tiles? See our post on Basic Black Mosaic Tiles.

Above: The Duravit Vero Series Wall Mount Hand Rinse Basin is 13 3/4 inches by 17 3/4 inches; $274 from Quality Bath. A similar faucet is the Hansgrohe Metris S Single Hole Lavatory Faucet; $152.46 from Quality Bath.

Above: Duravit’s Starck 3 Two-Piece Toilet (Model D19062) has an elongated seat and is WaterSense Certified by the EPA; $322.50 for the complete set at eFaucets. For more options, see The Best Water-Conserving Toilets.

Lighting and Furniture

Above: Schoolhouse Electric’s ceramic Alabax Surface Mount Light in medium is an ideal size for a compact bathroom; $95. Read more about the fixture in Schoolhouse Electric’s Alabax Light in New Colors.

Above: For a dose of shocking orange, consider Tom Dixon’s Offcut Stool in Fluoro, a shade similar to the one in Tommerup and Jensen’s bath; it’s $260 from All Modern. To get a rustic wood look, consider West Elm’s Natural Tree Stump Side Table ($199), which could be painted in Krylon’s Fluorescent Red/Orange Spray Paint ($10.16). For more, see 10 Easy Pieces: Solid Block Side Tables.


Above: Tom Dixon’s Glass Knobs are made of extra-thick pressed glass and work well as wall hooks. They’re available in Butter, Lecko, and Blue in two sizes: small $65 each; large $115 from Y Lighting.

Above: The Moeve Teak Wood Soap Dispenser has a stainless steel pump and can be coupled with other elements in the teak set; £29.40 from Amara in the UK.

Above: Ikea’s Fräjen Bath Sheet in black measures 39 by 59 inches; $9.99 each.

Above: A Two-Sided Turkish Cotton Pestemal Towel in orange is $27.45 from the Turkish Towel Store.

Above: West Elm’s 3-Inch Chalkboard Planter is perfect for a small plant (and you can write a note about plant care on the back as a reminder); $4 each. For more, see 10 Easy Pieces: Little Black Planters on Gardenista.

Redesigning a bathroom? For more ideas, see our Steal This Look posts on the Ace Hotel in LA Bathroom and the San Giorgio Mykonos Bathroom. And have a look at Gardenista’s Steal This Look on An Open-Air Concrete Bathroom.