ISSUE 2  |  Western Edition

Steal This Look: A Cinematic Bath in DTLA, Ace Hotel Products Included

May 24, 2016 4:00 AM

BY Julie Carlson

Our friends at the Ace Hotel recently let us know that they’re offering an array of their genius bathroom products for sale on their website (which is good news, since we always seem to gravitate to their bathroom design). Take a look at the Ace baths in DTLA, with interiors by Commune, and copy away.

Photography by Laure Joliet for Remodelista (except where noted).


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). Photograph by Spencer Lowell, courtesy of the Ace Hotel.

Ace Hotel Downtown LA

Above: Commune used metal factory windows to delineate the bathrooms from the bedrooms.


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. Photograph by Spencer Lowell, courtesy of the Ace Hotel.

Ace Hotel Downtown LA

Above: A toilet paper roll hangs on a rope made of braided saddle leather.

Robert Abbey Wall Sconce

Above: The Robert Abbey Bradley Bronze Wall Sconce measures 15.25 inches wide and can be hung vertically or horizontally; $376.05 from Lamps Plus.

Duravit Washbin

Above: Duravit’s Happy D Washbasin Console is a modern classic; $613.46 from Quality Bath.

Tara Dornbracht Faucet

Above: Dornbracht’s Wall-Mounted Basin Mixer in matte black is $1,213.65 on Amazon. Update: A reader clued us in to a lower-priced option: California Faucet’s Tiburon Vessel Lavatory Wall Faucet, $494.25 at Quality Bath (it’s available in an array of finishes, including matte black).

Pearl and Detox Soaps

Above: Pearl+ Detox Soaps, handmade in Portland, Oregon, contain crushed natural pearl, charcoal powder, and a blend of oils; a Pearl + Detox Soap Bar is $8 for the small, $16 for the large.


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.

Ace Hotel Shampoo Caddy

Above: A wall-mounted Shower Caddy pairs with Rudy’s Barbershop products; $75 for triple at the Ace Hotel.

Ace Hotel Leather Tissue Cover

Above: Designed by Commune for the Ace Hotel LA, the the Toilet Paper Box is made of stitched saddle leather for $74 at the Ace Hotel shop.

Louise Brooks Tile Coaster

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; $10.99 from Cafe Press.

Remodelista’s Steal This Look column runs every Tuesday. Have a look at our past Steal This Look stories, including A Black and White Bathroom with a Gothic Edge and our previous Ace Hotel Bath.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on January 14, 2014.