ISSUE 70  |  Renovation and Reclamation

Steal This Look: A Bath Inspired by Hermes

April 30, 2013 9:30 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

French designer Marianne Evennou is all about color clashes, the kind that work in an unexpectedly harmonious fashion.

Her latest project is an artists’ home in the 20th arrondissement of Paris, an area also referred to as the “Parisian countryside” for its remote, relaxed vibe. Each room retains a modernist appeal with washes of teal in the hallway, lime green in the dining room, blue-gray in the kitchen, and the bath in a deep terra cotta orange. Pair that orange with green marble tile and traditional fixtures and fittings to recreate the look (see our sources below). To see the rest of the house, visit Marianne Evennou.

Above: A traditional pedestal sink compliments the original black mosaic and marble tile.

Above: Consistent color is carried over to the radiator, painted black, in the corner of the bath. For more inspiration see our post: 5 Quick Fixes: Painted Radiators.

Above: An orange and black iron shower enclosure.

Above: The Marlowe Ceiling Fixture features jewelry-cast corners and clear frosted glass; available in a several finishes including satin nickel (shown). Contact Remains for pricing and availability.

Above: Farrow & Ball’s Terre D’Egypte is a rich terracotta red with orange undertones. A gallon of “Estate Eggshell” finish paint is $105 directly from Farrow & Ball. Also consider Benjamin Moore’s 14 Carrots from the Fiery Sunset collection.

Above: The Exposition Door Handle, shown in Statuary Black, is $370 from Urban Archeology.

Above: Marble Systems’ Avalon Polished Marble Tiles are available in a size measuring 2 in a quarter inch by 5 in a half; contact directly for pricing and availability.

Above: Verde Saint Nicolaus Tiles (shown) are available in custom sizing from Italy through Stone Contact, while Marble Systems’ Verde Shana Polished Marble Tiles are available in larger square sizes (12-by-12) and 18-by-18).

Above: The Highgate Handshower with Diverter is available in a chrome (shown) and nickel finish for $1,100 from Waterworks.

Above: Restoration Hardware’s Kent Mirror is available in four different finishes and three different sizes; the medium size at 32-by-40 inches is $315.

Above: We think that Urban Archeology’s Serge Mouille-inspired Saturn Wall Sconce would give a similar modernist look to the white ceramic sconces in Evennou’s bathroom; prices range from $715 to $1,100.

Above: Siro Design’s Stainless Steel 34mm Hook in polished stainless steel is $6.57 from Alema Hardware.

Above: Waterworks’ Cumulus Bath Towel is made from 100 percent terry cotton and garment washed. Available in white, ivory, slate (shown) and plum for $75 each.

Above: The Dornbracht Madison Widespread Three-Hole Mixer with a 5 3/8-inch projection; $1,044.80 in polished chrome at Quality Bath. For more options, see our 10 Easy Pieces: Traditional Deck-Mounted Bath Faucets.

Above: The well-priced Toto Promenade Pedestal Sink (LPT532.8N) measures 24 by 19 inches; $254.90 at Amazon. See 9 other options in our 10 Easy Pieces: Traditional Pedestal Sinks.

Above: The Extra-Small Vipp Trash Bin is $249 from Design Within Reach.

Remodeling your bath or thinking of remodeling after seeing this one? Sift through all of our Bath posts in our archive and for more color, like mint for instance, see our previous post 5 Favorites: Minty Green Bathrooms, Retro Edition.