ISSUE 49  |  Utilitarian Glamour

Steal This Look: A Low-Key Luxe Bath in Los Angeles

December 09, 2014 10:00 AM

BY Izabella Simmons

Last week we featured the Cliffside Home of creative couple McShane and Cleo Murname of Project M+. Today, we’re revisiting their exquisitely simple, blue-and-white-tiled master bath–and lingering long enough to investigate all the key elements. 

Photography by Mimi Giboin.

Above: Sun from a skylight streams across bathroom walls tiled in Thassos marble, which is known for its luminous shades of white. 

Above: The couple paired the marble tile with encaustic cement floor tiles that have an international pedigree. 

Above: A custom marble-topped vanity is propped with handmade ceramics and a piece of driftwood from Lake Michigan used as a soap dish. The cabinet’s metal knobs came from Liz’s Antique Hardware in LA. The mirror is also custom.

Above: The vanity has an undermount nickel oval sink. The Thassos marble counter was made from a remnant supplied by the installer. Considering marble for your own home? Get the lowdown in Remodeling 101: Marble Countertops

The Tiles

Above: The tub and shower area are surrounded by Thassos White Marble Subway Tiles; $16.99 per square foot from Stone Center Online via Amazon. 

 

Above: The floor is in cement encaustic Dandelion Blue Tiles, designed for Swedish Marrakech Design by Claesson Koivisto Rune, a multidisciplinary architecture firm based in Stockholm. The pattern was inspired by Japanese lacquerware and textiles and comes in hexagonal tiles that measure 20 by 23 centimeters each and are 16 millimeters thick. They’re are sold in boxes of 12 (0.414 square meter). A box is SEK 672 ($89) and the price per square meter is SEK 1,625 ($215), including VAT. See more Moroccan Tiles designed by Rune.

Fixtures & Faucets

 

Above: The Neptune Amaze Oval Freestanding Soaker Tub by Produits Neptune is available in two models. The 60-inch-long version is $1,517.25 from Decor Planet.

 

Above: The undermount hammererd Oval Brushed Nickel Sink by Native Trials is $748.50 from Amazon.

 

 

Above: The sink, bath, and shower are fitted with Avalon faucets and fixtures in polished nickel by California Faucets. The Avalon Single-Handle Wall-Mounted Vessel Lavatory Faucet Trim, shown here, is $198 from Wayfair. Learn more about the Avalon Series on the California Faucets site. 

Linens

Above: The white Portuguese Bath Mat is $75 from A Detacher in NYC (but currently sold out). The same Bath Mat is available in small, medium, and large from Ozzie Mozzie Nets & Bed Linen in Australia starting at $39 AUS ($32.25 USD), and Bitters Co. of Mount Vernon, Washington, offers a Portuguese Cotton Hand-Knotted Mat for $60. See 5 Envy-Inducing Bath Mats for more options. 

 

Above: The couple use Turkish Hand-Loomed Towels of cotton and bamboo, 35 inches by 70 inches, from Etsy seller Dokuma Atelier; $28.50 each.

Accessories 

 

Above: The planter on the sink is from Potted in LA. The Mandel Planter, $2.99 from Ikea, has a similar look.

 

Above: Fog Linen’s Linen Tray: Grey Thin White Stripe comes in three sizes and is made from linen covered in a ply resin. Prices start at $18 from Fog Linen.

Above: The porcelain cups on the tray are Folds by Villarreal Ceramics. Contact Vanessa Villarreal for availability and pricing. 

 

Above: Sachajuan Shampoo, purchased by the couple at Broome Street General Store in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, is available online at Barneys New York for $24.

 

Above: No longer just sunglasses: Ray-Ban Eyeglasses in the original Wayfarer frame are $81.95 from EZ Contacts; prescription lenses can be added. 

For more bathroom inspiration, browse our Photo Gallery. And here are another three baths to steal: