Whenever a new Ace Hotel opens, we always seem to gravitate to the bathroom design. The just-finished Ace in LA, with interiors by Commune, is no exception. We’d happily copy the bathrooms in our own homes. You, too? Here’s how:
Photos by Spencer Lowell for the Ace Hotel.
Above: The black and white palette of the bath is reminiscent of the early days of cinema (note the thumbnail photo of Louise Brooks reflected in the mirror).
Above: Commune used metal factory windows to delineate the bathrooms from the bedrooms; for inspiration, see 10 Glamorous Baths, Metal Factory Window Edition.
Above: Exposed concrete walls keep the space from looking too “done.” And note the sliding barn door as room divider; for ideas, go to Architectural Elements: Sliding Barn Doors.
Above: The Robert Abbey Bradley Bronze Wall Sconce measures 15.25 inches wide and can be hung vertically or horizontally; $297.91 from Lamps Plus.
Above: Duravit’s Happy D Washbasin Console is a modern classic; $522.90 from Quality Bath.
Above: Dornbracht’s Wall-Mounted Basin Mixer in matte black is $1,760 from Decorative Plumbing. Update: A reader clued us in to a lower-priced option: California Faucet’s Tiburon Vessel Lavatory Wall Faucet, $573 at Quality Bath (it’s available in an array of finishes, including matte black).
Above: Pearl+ Detox Soaps, handmade in Portland, OR, contain crushed natural pearl, charcoal powder, and a blend of oils; a pair of Large Peal+ Detox Soap Bars is $12; a set of four Small Peal+ Detox Soap Bars is also $12.
Above: The Niez Tissue Box Cover by Michael Verheyden is made of hand-sewn saddle leather (also available in white); CA $160 at Espace D.
Above: Simplify your bathing routing with a trio of products developed for Davines for Rudy’s Barbershop: a 16 oz bottle of #1 Shampoo is $20, a 16 oz bottle of #2 Conditioner is $24, and a 16 oz bottle of #3 Body Wash is $20. Looking for a wall-mounted bottle caddy for your shower (Atelier Ace designed the one shown above and had it fabricated by Amuneal in Philadelphia)? Consider a Soap & Lotion Caddy ($15.95) from Williams-Sonoma.
Above: Did you notice the thumbnail photo of Louise Brooks reflected in the bath mirror? For something similar, consider the porcelain Louise Brooks Tile Coaster; $12.50 from Cafe Presse.