Is there a design enthusiast out there who hasn't admired (and coveted) the Brooklyn bath of J. Crew's creative director, Jenna Lyons?
Lyons' style has been much discussed: New York Magazine calls her 1880s Park Slope townhouse a "merry (but careful) assemblage of fur throws, drooping roses, and worn staircases." Her ensuite bath, not surprisingly, features all the qualities of a well-styled outfit; she begins with an iconic foundation (basic black), then layers it with distinct pieces (antique brass fixtures, dashes of color, and a black-painted clawfoot bathtub) to personalize the space. Re-create the look with the following elements.
Above: Since the bath is ensuite, the bathtub and fixtures are significant elements in the design of the master suite.
Above: The rustic herringbone floor adds to the imperfect appeal of the space.
Above: The thermostatic brass TG Shower Column is $495 from Modern Spa.
Above: Drummonds' cast-iron Spey Tub can be ordered with a primed finish or painted with a choice of Sophie Conran paint colors; prices start at £2,825. For US sources, see 10 Easy Pieces: Classic Freestanding Bathtubs.
Above: The Solitaire Pendant by Niche Modern in smoke; $475 from Lumens.
Above: Pitch Black No. 256 paint; $125 per gallon from Farrow & Ball.
Above: Olatz Palermo Bedding is available in Italian linen or Egyptian cotton percale and in many different colors; queen pillow sham, $220; queen duvet cover, $1,120. Read more about the line at Fabrics & Linens: Olatz in New York.
Above: Waterworks' Cotton Bath Towel in white (shown), oatmeal, or muslin; $70.
Above: The Caspian Plateau Rug is a vintage rug overdyed in red; the 4-by-6-feet size is $998 at Anthropologie.