We’ve admired photographer Ditte Isager and partner Christian Vang’s country house on the outskirts of Copenhagen since we first saw it in The Inspired Home: Nests of Creatives (Rizzoli). Today we’re taking a closer view of the en suite bath, distilling it down to the key elements so you can re-create the look at home.
Above: Photograph by Ditte Isager, courtesy of Rizzoli. For more on the book, see Required Reading: The Inspired Home, Nests of Creatives.
Above: The vintage cast iron bath stands in contrast to the newly whitewashed floors and walls. Photograph by Ditte Isager, courtesy of Rizzoli.
Above: Benjamin Moore’s Super White paint is $37.99 for a gallon of Ben Interior paint.
Above: For creating a similar backsplash for the bathroom wash basin, ceramic tiles in a gradient of blue can be found in the collection of Ossido Tiles from Made a Mano. Contact Made a Mano for pricing and more information.
Above: Treat whitewashed wood floors with a light finish like the Dinesen White Oil; 475 DKK ($70) for a can from Dinesen. For more, see Remodeling 101: Easy Whitewashed Scandi Floors and How to Create a Whitewashed Scandi Floor.
Faucets & Fixtures
Above: Victoria and Albert’s Cheshire Bath is crafted of a composite material called Englishcast, a blend of volcanic limestone and resin that results in a naturally white tub. It doesn’t have a surface coating that can chip or peel, and has better insulating qualities than traditional cast-iron tubs. With white feet and a chrome drain, it’s $2,036 at Home & Stone (other options available). For more freestanding tubs, see 10 Easy Pieces: Classic Freestanding Bathtubs.
Above: The Gooseneck Tub Wall-Mount Faucet and Hand Shower is $259.95 at Signature Hardware.
Above: The White Square Ceramic Sink from Kraus is designed to be mounted on a console or, in this case, an antique table. The sink basin is $109.95 at YBath.
Above: The four-foot Barn Wood Reclaimed Ladder via Wayfair is $57.99.
Above: Fog Linen Work’s Herringbone Cotton Towels range from $10 for a washcloth to $56 for a bath towel at Fog Linen Work. Alternatively, Bath Towels in Natural Linen are $35.99 for the 26-by-51-inch size at Linen Me.
Above: The Sea Dog Galvanized Flat Head Cleats from West Marine are $2.29 to $26.99, depending on the size. Take a tip from Isager and use the nautical hardware as a towel hook on the bathroom wall. For more ideas, see Nautical Hardware: 7 Cleats for Home Use.
Above: The Horage Basket Set of 3 (shown here is the smallest basket); $239 for the set at Amara.
Above: Pottery Barn’s St. James Mirror in a small size is currently on sale for $349.
For more creative and vintage-inspired baths to steal, see our posts: