ISSUE 18  |  Berlin Bound

Steal This Look: Soho House Berlin Bathroom

May 05, 2015 9:00 AM

BY Julie Carlson

Soho House is situated in a Bauhaus structure that was once a department store. After WWII, it was used for various purposes by the Communist party (Joseph Stalin gave a speech on one of the balconies). Our favorite spaces? The rough-luxe baths, featuring the perfect balance of distress and polish. Get the look with the following elements.

Above: Weathered, white-washed brick meets subway tile, towel warmer and corner tub included. Photograph via Soho House Berlin.

Above: Full-metal details in a view from the bedroom into the bath. Photograph via Yatzer.

Above: For a similar tile, consider Heath Ceramics’ Dual Glaze collection of tiles, which are a combination of glossy and matte, adding texture, contrast, and depth. Glazes are overlaid on a single tile, creating variations in reflection and the illusion of varying tile sizes within an installation. The two-by-four-inch, in-stock Dual Glaze Tiles come in four colors–opaque white, stone gray, paprika, and jade–and are $45 per square foot at Heath Ceramics.

Above: Create the illusion of painted brick with Waterworks’ Grove Brickworks Field Tile, available in a choice of 16 colors (including Sugar White, shown here). The tiles, made of actual brick, are half an inch thick (a bit thicker than standard tile) and measure 2 3/8 by 8 1/4 inches; inquire about pricing.

Above: The Universal Towel Warmer from Waterworks starts at $1,714 for the chrome version. Find more options (some surprisingly affordable) in Remodeling 101: Towel Warmers.

Above: The Alabax Pendant from Schoolhouse Electric is available in white, black, gray, and marigold; Alabax Large (shown) is $139, and Alabax Medium is $95.

Top: Schoolhouse Electric offers Black and White Aluminum Numbers for doors; $11 each. Bottom: Restroom ($20) signs from Schoolhouse Electric are made by a 100-year-old, third-generation, family-run company in Portland, Oregon.

Above: The Small Pharmacy Cabinet is on sale for $309, marked down from $625, at Restoration Hardware.

Above: The Empire Corner Rectangular Bathtub is available from Waterworks; inquire about pricing. For bathtub advice, see Remodeling 101: Freestanding vs. Built-In Bathtubs, Pros and Cons.

Another industrial hotel bathroom we can’t resist?  See Steal This Look: The Ace Hotel Bathroom in LA. And have you seen our favorite bathrobe hook?

This post is an update; it originally ran on May 24, 2010, and on May 3, 2012, as part of our Beyond Bauhaus issue.