ISSUE 32  |  Down Under

Steal This Look: A Masculine Beach House Bathroom

August 12, 2014 9:00 AM

BY Izabella Simmons

Born in London, raised in Australia, and now based in Manhattan, fashion photographer Ben Watts (brother of actress Naomi Watts) escapes the city to a shingled house in Montauk. The setup, which we spotted in Lonny Magazine, overlooks the ocean and has an overall laid-back vibe that we can’t help but attribute to Watts’s Aussie background. The master bath is especially appealing; masculine, airy, and bright, it has an easy look we’d like to replicate. Here are some of the elements.

Above: The sun-filled room features a peaked ceiling with exposed beams. The walk-in shower has dual rainfall showerheads and is clad in classic subway tile. The marble-topped double vanity is paired with traditional faucets and offers open shelving–the space stays clutter-free thanks to baskets and wall hooks. Photograph by Ball & Albanese for Lonny Magazine

The Basics

Above: The Weathered Oak Double Washstand comes in five finishes and four marble-top options; $3,295 from Restoration Hardware.

Above: The Hemnes Mirror in a gray/brown finish is 65 inches by 29 1/8 inches. It can be hung horizontally or vertically; $98 from Ikea. 

Above: The Kohler 8-Inch Traditional Round Rain Showerhead in polished chrome is $273.97 on Amazon.

Above: The Kohler Purist 1-Handle Thermostatic Valve Trim Kit with Cross Handle (valve not included) comes in six finishes (polished chrome shown here); $197.85 from Home Depot. 

Above: Minimalist Franklin Wall Sconces add an industrial look to the bathroom. The sconce comes in three finishes (shown here in Antique Black); $79 from Schoolhouse Electric.

The Accessories

Above: The Schoolhouse Electric Douglas Fir Coat Rack has cast-iron hooks on a recycled board that came out of the company’s own factory. A Four-Hook Rack is $45 and a Six-Hook Rack is $55 from Schoolhouse Electric.

Above: The Matchstick Roll-Up Blind in natural starts at $16 (24 inches by 72 inches) from Oriental Furniture. For more options, see our posts on Japanese-Inspired Matchstick Blinds and Simple Roller Blinds.

Above: Made of yarn-dyed cotton, the Horizontal Stripe Bath Mat comes in slate (shown here) as well as pale blue and yellow; $29 from West Elm. 

Above: The Honeycomb Tassel Hand Towel is $10 from West Elm. 

Above: The Byholma Basket comes in three sizes and starts at $7.99 from Ikea. 

Above: The Land’s End Women’s Turkish Terry Calf-Length Robe is $65, and the Men’s Turkish Terry Calf-Length Robe is on sale for $59.99.

Above: The handmade glass Bedside Carafe with Tumbler, shown here in aqua, is $22 from Canvas Home. See more options in 10 Easy Pieces: Bedside Carafes.

See the rest of Ben Watt’s Montauk house on Lonny.

For more ideas to steal, browse all our Steal This Look posts. Gardenista recently featured Steal This Look: A Danish Summer House with an Outdoor Shower, and here are 29 Inspiring Outdoor Showers.  

Do you prefer a single or double vanity? Read which gets Gardenista editor Michelle’s vote in Domestic Dispatches