Steal This Look: Classic Black and White Bath Remodel by

Issue 11 · Black, White & Gray · July 14, 2009

Steal This Look: Classic Black and White Bath Remodel

Issue 11 · Black, White & Gray · July 14, 2009

We love the graphic simplicity of this classic black and white bathroom remodel by Portland, OR–based Jessica Helgerson Design. Helgerson brightened the original bathroom by adding a new window near the original tub (which she painted black) and panelling the walls and ceiling in wainscotting. Photos by Lincoln Barbour, courtesy of Jessica Helgerson Design.


B & W Bath

The different tones of paint make for a surprising contrast. The designer used Benjamin Moore AF-685 Thunder at 25 percent (semi-gloss) on all woodwork (including ceiling) and OC69 Regal Matte white on the walls.

Kohler Memoirs Pedestal Sink

Above: Kohler K-2267-0 Memoirs Pedestal Sink in white; $310.15 at Plumbers Surplus.

Samuel Heath VAC13 Antique Basin Tap

Above: Samuel Heath Antique Basin Mixer (Model VAC13/XAUS) is available in antique gold or chrome plate finishes; $709.80 at Home and Stone.

Hampshire Wall Sconce Sage Fixture with Glass Shade 1

Above L: Hampshire Wall Sconce ($129) in antique black is paired with (above R) a Clear Glass Shade ($21) from Schoolhouse Electric.

Drapery Rod Set with Mushroom finials

Above: One-inch classic Drapery Rod Set with Mushroom Finials in solid brass with oil-rubbed bronze finish is $129 (up to 72 inches in length) at Rejuvenation Hardware.

Curtain Ring with Eyelet Curtain Ring with Eyelet

Above: Oil-Rubbed Bronze Curtain Rings with Eyelets are $7 each (they can also be ordered as part of the drapery set listed above) at Rejuvenation Hardware.

Baldwin Single GFCI Switch Plate with Beveled Edge

Above: Baldwin Classic Square Beveled-Edge Single GFCI Switch Plate in satin nickel; $9.99 at Amazon.

Strom Geneva Rolltop Tub

Above: We like the simple design and lifetime warranty of Strom's 60-inch Geneva Rolltop Cast Iron Tub; starting at $1,260 at Vintage Tub & Bath. Cast iron tubs can be professionally refinished in many colors, including the black shown in the bathroom at the top of the post, but the custom painting option is an additional $354.

Wall Mounted Tub Filler by ELements of Design

Above: Wall-Mount Leg Tub Filler with Hand Shower with a 3 3/8-inch to 10-inch adjustable spread by Elements Design; available in four finishes for $427.77 at eFaucets.

Kohler Devonshire Toilet

Above: Kohler Devonshire Two-Piece Elongated Toilet; $244.39 at eFaucets.

Marble Hex Tile

Above: Affordable luxury: the Honed Statuary Marble Hex Tile is $16.95 per 0.85-square-foot sheet at Hextile (part of the Tilehaus group).

Acharn Ceiling Fixture

Above: The semi-flush Acharn Fixture with water glass in black finish from Hubbardton Forge Lighting in Vermont is $550; locate retailers at Hubbardton Forge.

Hotel Towel SHelf with Hooks

Above: Hotel Towel Shelf with Hooks in nickel-plated steel; $95 at Rejuvenation Hardware.

Vintage Jug with Basket

Above: Vintage Jug with Basket; $350 at Maison Reve in Mill Valley.

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