ISSUE 52  |  Greatest Hits of 2015

Steal This Look: The Compact Family Bath, Beach House Edition

December 29, 2015 2:00 AM

BY Margot Guralnick

“I fell in love with the look of this apron sink from Home Depot and built the design around that,” says Jenny Wolf of the compact main bathroom in her family’s East Hampton cottage. She transformed the 55-square-foot space from dark to light and from worn-out to shipshape, courtesy of whitewashed, wood-paneled walls and accents of “mixed metals.” Wolf runs Jenny Wolf Interiors of New York and kindly detailed her sources. Here’s how to re-create the look.

Above: The space is just big enough for a glass-enclosed shower and is shared by Wolf, her husband, and their young daughter. Lumber for the shiplap paneling–cedar five-inch planks on the walls and two-inch planks on the ceiling–came from Home Depot.

The Basics

Above: Kohler’s Bannon Wall-Mount Cast Iron Sink is $693.83 at Home Depot, available online only.

Above: The Rohl Country Wall-Mounted Bathroom Faucet is $417.75 in polished nickel from Faucet Direct.

Above: Restoration Hardware’s aluminum-framed Submarine Inset Medicine Cabinet opens to reveal glass shelves in a mirrored interior built into the wall. It comes in two sizes and is currently on sale starting at $515 (marked down from $735).

Above: Kohler’s Memoirs Toilet is $324.56 at Home Depot.

Above: The Franklin light from Schoolhouse Electric comes in three finishes, antique black (shown), matte bronze (closest to Jenny’s version), and polished nickel; starting at $79. She pairs it with a Silver-Tipped Bulb; $7 from Schoolhouse Electric.




Above: Shiplap five-inch vertical wood planks are painted in Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White; Ben Interior Paint starts at $37.99 a gallon.


Above: The floor is tiled with 2-by-12-inch Montauk Black Natural Cleft Slate from the Complete Tile Collection, laid in a brick pattern. Inquire about pricing.


Above: Rejuvenation modeled its Classic Brass Coat Hook after a 1910 design; $20 each. Also consider Brass Hat and Coat Hooks, $6 to $8 each, from The Hook Lady.

Above: Not identical but a good choice for the room, the Onefortythree Tissue-Roll Holder, $30, is made by Logan Hendrickson in his Las Vegas workshop, Onefortythree. For more colors, see Top Brass: A New TP Holder for the Glamorous Bath and check out our roundup of Indie Toilet-Paper Holders.


Above: The Ashley Norton Windsor Knob in a dark bronze patina is available via Simon’s Hardware; inquire about pricing.



Above: Cotton Geo Hammam Hand Towels are $8 (marked down from $10) each at West Elm.

Above: Crate & Barrel offers Glass Canisters in three sizes; the small (shown here) is $16.95. A set of three (one in each size) is $59.95.



Above: The Cotton Woven Bath Rug from Restoration Hardware comes in four sizes; the smallest, 17 by 24, is $27 (marked down from $39).

See more of Jenny Wolf’s work at Jenny Wolf Interiors.

For more design inspiration and sourcing ideas, explore our DIY Bath issue.

And find small-space-living ideas in 13 Radical Tiny Cottages and 10 Houses Made from Shipping Containers.

This post is an update; it originally ran on February 3, 2015, as part of our Humble Abode issue.