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Steal This Look: A Classic NYC Bathroom with a Modern Edge

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Steal This Look: A Classic NYC Bathroom with a Modern Edge

October 1, 2019

Elizabeth Roberts’ overhaul of Jean and Tzu-Wei Lee’s brownstone in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, is so chock-full of memorable moments that it was hard to condense and curate the images for the house tour that we ran last year. There’s the dining room with views of the kitchen just below it; there’s the chic sunken den; there’s the breathtaking plaster ribbon of a staircase; and so on and so on.

We’ve already singled out the epic kitchen for a Steal This Look treatment (you can see it here); now we’re turning our attention to the master bath, a skillful study in black and white.

Photography by Dustin Askland, courtesy of Elizabeth Roberts Architecture & Design.

A vintage Art Deco double sink, upgraded with modern fixtures, is the pièce de résistance in the room.
Above: A vintage Art Deco double sink, upgraded with modern fixtures, is the pièce de résistance in the room.
Hexagon tiles, a classic NYC bathroom flooring, looks modern in black. The room is paneled in white Rhino marble with Nero Marquina marble wainscoting.
Above: Hexagon tiles, a classic NYC bathroom flooring, looks modern in black. The room is paneled in white Rhino marble with Nero Marquina marble wainscoting.
Soft waffle towels and botanical wallpaper add a soft, natural touch.
Above: Soft waffle towels and botanical wallpaper add a soft, natural touch.

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Flanking the bathroom mirror are two of Michael Anastassiades&#8
Above: Flanking the bathroom mirror are two of Michael Anastassiades’ Ball Bracket Wall Lights; $1,400 each at Lightology.
Wallpaper by Engblad & Co. in the Botanica pattern line the walls of the stall; $75 per double roll at Wallpaper Direct.
Above: Wallpaper by Engblad & Co. in the Botanica pattern line the walls of the stall; $75 per double roll at Wallpaper Direct.
For similar waffle towels, try Kiran Turkish Towels, in anthracite; $ each for the handtowels and $54 each for the bath towels at Matouk.
Above: For similar waffle towels, try Kiran Turkish Towels, in anthracite; $25 each for the handtowels and $54 each for the bath towels at Matouk.
For similar marble hooks, try the Fontane Bianche Wall Hooks designed by Elisa Ossino. They come in three sizes; from €0 at Salvatori. (See  Easy Pieces: Marble Hooks for more ideas.)
Above: For similar marble hooks, try the Fontane Bianche Wall Hooks designed by Elisa Ossino. They come in three sizes; from €160 at Salvatori. (See 10 Easy Pieces: Marble Hooks for more ideas.)
Dornbracht&#8
Above: Dornbracht’s matte black Tara line of bath fixtures is a modern classic (you can read our 2008 story about it here.) Find its Three-Hole Lavatory Mixer in matte black (pictured in the Elizabeth Roberts-designed bathroom) at Plumbtile for $1,915.84.
For a similar mirror, try Rejuvenation&#8
Above: For a similar mirror, try Rejuvenation’s Rounded Rectangle Metal Framed Mirror in oil-rubbed bronze; available in two sizes, from $299.
The Nero Marquina Black Marble
Above: The Nero Marquina Black Marble 2-inch Hexagon Mosaic Tile is $11.79 a sheet at Marble Direct.
Stiffkey Bathrooms in the UK &#8
Above: Stiffkey Bathrooms in the UK “began with a profound love of beautiful bathrooms and fine antiques,” states its website. This salvaged Art Deco Double Basin is £3950.

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