ISSUE 40  |  North by Northwest

Steal This Look: Ace Hotel Bath

October 03, 2012 8:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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The Ace Hotels in Seattle, Portland, Palm Springs, and New York (we've been lucky enough to visit them all) feature simple, black-and-white baths, with easily sourced hardware-store and industrial elements.

Photography courtesy of Ace Hotel Portland.

Above: The Ace bathrooms all adhere to a strict back and white palette.

Above: We especially like the black canvas curtains in this Ace Portland bath; for something similar, consider sourcing a Black Canvas Drop Cloth for $24 from Homestead..

Above: Ace bathrooms are stocked with Malin + Goetz products. Founders Andrew Goetz and Matthew Malin modeled their company after the traditional neighborhood apothecary of years gone by; they make their products locally using natural ingredients.

Above: A custom Ace soapdish.

Above: The claw tubs are painted with high-gloss enamel paint.

Recreate the look at home with the following elements:

Above: The Pharmacy Wall-Mount Medicine Cabinet was inspired by a 19th-century medicine cabinet; the small size is $495 and the larger is $595 at Restoration Hardware. Ohmega Too in Berkeley offers handmade alder wood Recessed Medicine Cabinets, made by a local craftsman; $495 at Ohmega Too.

Above: Plumbing Pipe Toilet Paper Holder; made of reclaimed industrial steel plumbing pipe with an ebonized rust patina; $68 from Mercantile Rx on Etsy. A similar Industrial Toilet Roll Holder, from Oxford, Ohio-based Wire & Twine, is $45.

Above: Plumbing Pipe Towel Bar, made of reclaimed industrial steel plumbing pipe with an ebonized rust patina (36 inches long); $156 from Mercantile Rx on Etsy.

Above: In the bathrooms at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, the designers used the Kohler Stillness Widespread Lavoratory Faucet for $397.26 from eFaucets.

Above: The Kohler Stillness Shower Valve is $309 from Home Depot.

Above: A 6-by-8-foot, off-white, 100-percent cotton Canvas Tarp is $22.56 at Tarps Plus. At the Ace in Palm Springs, the designers used tarps as wall coverings and as curtains; they can also be used as shower curtains.

Above: Fixtures from Portland, Oregon-based Schoolhouse Electric provide a stylish, vintage look. The Alabax Surface fixture is available in black or white porcelain and is $135.

Above: The Lewis Pendant has a glass socket and comes in black or white porcelain and is $125 from Schoolhouse Electric.

Above: Halco Globe Bulb; $0.64 each at 1000 Bulbs.

Above: The Steel Waste Basket in black, gray, or almond is $34 from Schoolhouse Electric.

Above: Perforated Steel Cabinet; and Perforated Steel Basket; go to Intérieurs for information.

Above: Wright's Peak Wire Tall Storage Shelves; $395 at Sundance Catalog.

N.B. This post is an update; the original ran on March 9, 2009.