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Steal This Look: Ensuite Bath Alcove in a London Renovation

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Steal This Look: Ensuite Bath Alcove in a London Renovation

February 5, 2019

The latest project from London designers du jour Zoe Chan Eayrs and Merlin Eayrs is a six-floor townhouse on a corner lot in London’s Spitalfields called the Weavers House. While the project is a gut remodel, the Eayrs were sympathetic to the building’s history looking to its former residents, the Huguenots (French Protestants) for inspiration. So with layers of lime plaster and limed oak paneling, references to traditional Huguenots houses were built up and combined with the soft modern details the Eayrs are known for. In the ensuite bath, built into the upstairs alcove, creates a spa-like space in an otherwise blank corner. Here is a list of similar sources—freestanding bath, fixtures, and accents—to recreate the historical look.

A long Berber rug connects the bedroom on the other side of the room to the ensuite bath. Photography by Michael Sinclair, courtesy of Chan + Eayrs from The Design Is in the Details: The Weavers House, Chan + Eayrs’ Huguenot-Inspired Oasis in London.
Above: A long Berber rug connects the bedroom on the other side of the room to the ensuite bath. Photography by Michael Sinclair, courtesy of Chan + Eayrs from The Design Is in the Details: The Weavers House, Chan + Eayrs’ Huguenot-Inspired Oasis in London.
The walls, created from rough cross-sawn limed oak, has integrated storage cabinets throughout. Photography by Michael Sinclair, courtesy of Chan + Eayrs from The Design Is in the Details: The Weavers House, Chan + Eayrs’ Huguenot-Inspired Oasis in London.
Above: The walls, created from rough cross-sawn limed oak, has integrated storage cabinets throughout. Photography by Michael Sinclair, courtesy of Chan + Eayrs from The Design Is in the Details: The Weavers House, Chan + Eayrs’ Huguenot-Inspired Oasis in London.
A dramatic detail of Arabescato marble anchors the antique carved stone sink. Photography by Michael Sinclair, courtesy of Chan + Eayrs from The Design Is in the Details: The Weavers House, Chan + Eayrs’ Huguenot-Inspired Oasis in London.
Above: A dramatic detail of Arabescato marble anchors the antique carved stone sink. Photography by Michael Sinclair, courtesy of Chan + Eayrs from The Design Is in the Details: The Weavers House, Chan + Eayrs’ Huguenot-Inspired Oasis in London.

Paint & Materials

The walls in the Weavers House are finished with lime plaster. For more see our post Expert Advice: 7 Ways to Use Lime Plaster (Hint: It’s Not Just for Walls).
Above: The walls in the Weavers House are finished with lime plaster. For more see our post Expert Advice: 7 Ways to Use Lime Plaster (Hint: It’s Not Just for Walls).
Chan and Eayrs have been known to use paint from Farrow & Ball and Little Greene in the UK. For a similar deep blue-green to the color painted on the banister and radiator here, see Farrow & Ball&#8
Above: Chan and Eayrs have been known to use paint from Farrow & Ball and Little Greene in the UK. For a similar deep blue-green to the color painted on the banister and radiator here, see Farrow & Ball’s Inchyra Blue (No. 289).
The backsplash behind the basin is designed with Arabescato marble. For something similar with dark veining, Tristone & Tile in California offers the Arabescato Corchia data-src=
Above: The backsplash behind the basin is designed with Arabescato marble. For something similar with dark veining, Tristone & Tile in California offers the Arabescato Corchia 12 Marble in slabs. Another cut of Arabescato Marble is available at Stone Contact.

Faucets & Fixtures

For a similar freestanding tub faucet, the Waterworks Easton Classic Exposed Tub Filler with a white porcelain handshower and lever and comes in  different finishes; $
Above: For a similar freestanding tub faucet, the Waterworks Easton Classic Exposed Tub Filler with a white porcelain handshower and lever and comes in 17 different finishes; $2,673 at Waterworks. There’s also the Lefroy Brooks Bath Shower Mixer with Standpipes or the Perrin & Rowe Bath Shower Mixer with Crosshead Handles.
A similar style tub is from The Water Monopoly: the Paris Bath Without Feet, a reproduction of an early th Century French fireclay bath made in England; £5,6 at The Water Monopoly.
Above: A similar style tub is from The Water Monopoly: the Paris Bath Without Feet, a reproduction of an early 20th Century French fireclay bath made in England; £5,615 at The Water Monopoly.
Another style from Waterworks, the Easton Vintage Low Profile Three Hole Wall-Mounted Lavatory Faucet with an elongated spout and metal cross handles. The faucet is available in data-src=
Above: Another style from Waterworks, the Easton Vintage Low Profile Three Hole Wall-Mounted Lavatory Faucet with an elongated spout and metal cross handles. The faucet is available in 11 finishes for $1,279 at Waterworks.
The antique stone wash basin in the bathroom is one-of-a-kind sourced by Chan & Eayrs. For a similar shape, the Bert & May Rho Basin made in collaboration with British maker Kast out of colored concrete basin—shown in Limestone; £data-src=
Above: The antique stone wash basin in the bathroom is one-of-a-kind sourced by Chan & Eayrs. For a similar shape, the Bert & May Rho Basin made in collaboration with British maker Kast out of colored concrete basin—shown in Limestone; £1,215.14 at Bert & May.

Lighting

The Cast Pendant Light Shape data-src=
Above: The Cast Pendant Light Shape 1 by Tom Chung & Hordan Murphy for Menu is £89.95 at SCP.
The Zangra LED Light Bulb Filament Edison 4W casts an extra warm light; €.95 at Zangra.
Above: The Zangra LED Light Bulb Filament Edison 4W casts an extra warm light; €23.95 at Zangra.

Fabrics & Linens

The Mourne Textiles Mended Tweed Blanket in Handwoven Charcoal Grey is £4 at Mourne Textiles.
Above: The Mourne Textiles Mended Tweed Blanket in Handwoven Charcoal Grey is £420 at Mourne Textiles.
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Above: Parachute’s Waffle Towels in White are $128 for a towel set at Parachute.
The Vintage Beni Ourain Rug handmade by Berber peoples in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco is £493 at SCP.
Above: The Vintage Beni Ourain Rug handmade by Berber peoples in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco is £493 at SCP.

Hardware

The Maison Vervloet Audrey Furniture Knob designed by Jean François D&#8
Above: The Maison Vervloet Audrey Furniture Knob designed by Jean François D’Or is shown in Satin black aluminum but is also available in any of the Maison Vervloet finishes. Contact for price and ordering information.
The Buster + Punch 3G Dimmer in White is £3 at Buster + Punch.
Above: The Buster + Punch 3G Dimmer in White is £133 at Buster + Punch.

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