ISSUE 11  |  Black, White & Gray

Steal This Look: Classic Black and White Bath Remodel

July 14, 2009 10:30 AM

BY Janet Hall

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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).

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.

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

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