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Steal This Look: A Hudson Valley Artist’s Above-the-Shop Bath

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Steal This Look: A Hudson Valley Artist’s Above-the-Shop Bath

September 18, 2018

Ceramic artist Paula Greif opened her studio and shop on Warren Street in Hudson, New York, a couple of years back. The narrow storefront is topped with a 400-square-foot studio apartment, where Greif now makes her home. Renovating the building with the help of her friend Stephen Shadley (Diane Keaton’s interior designer), Greif “did everything at the lowest cost possible.” The impossibly small bathroom, too, is done on a budget, with rustic and handmade accents. Here’s a breakdown of her sources.

The bathroom and full upstairs studio are paneled with horizontal poplar Trim Boards from WindsorOne for a shiplap effect. Photograph by Justine Hand from Living Above the Shop: Ceramic Artist Paula Greif in Hudson, NY.
Above: The bathroom and full upstairs studio are paneled with horizontal poplar Trim Boards from WindsorOne for a shiplap effect. Photograph by Justine Hand from Living Above the Shop: Ceramic Artist Paula Greif in Hudson, NY.
On a narrow shelf above the sink, Greif propped a George Colin painting and one of her own tree motif vases. Photograph by Justine Hand from Living Above the Shop: Ceramic Artist Paula Greif in Hudson, NY.
Above: On a narrow shelf above the sink, Greif propped a George Colin painting and one of her own tree motif vases. Photograph by Justine Hand from Living Above the Shop: Ceramic Artist Paula Greif in Hudson, NY.
On the edge of the tub is a bar of classic Pears soap on one of Greif’s own soap dishes. Photograph by Justine Hand from Living Above the Shop: Ceramic Artist Paula Greif in Hudson, NY.
Above: On the edge of the tub is a bar of classic Pears soap on one of Greif’s own soap dishes. Photograph by Justine Hand from Living Above the Shop: Ceramic Artist Paula Greif in Hudson, NY.

Paint

The floors throughout the studio are painted Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White in gloss, and the walls are the same color only in eggshell.
Above: The floors throughout the studio are painted Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White in gloss, and the walls are the same color only in eggshell.

Faucets & Fixtures

The bathroom sink faucet is the Grohe Starlight Chrome BauLoop Single Hole Bathroom Faucet for $104.35 at Faucet Direct.
Above: The bathroom sink faucet is the Grohe Starlight Chrome BauLoop Single Hole Bathroom Faucet for $104.35 at Faucet Direct.
The basin is a Kingston Brass 18-Inch White Sierra Square Bath Sink for $192.83 at Faucet Direct.
Above: The basin is a Kingston Brass 18-Inch White Sierra Square Bath Sink for $192.83 at Faucet Direct.
To fit a tub into the small end of the bathroom, Greif special-ordered the 5.58-Foot Wyndham Collection Laura Soaking Tub for $948.99 at Home Depot.
Above: To fit a tub into the small end of the bathroom, Greif special-ordered the 5.58-Foot Wyndham Collection Laura Soaking Tub for $948.99 at Home Depot.

Lighting

For a similar glass star pendant, consider the Petite Moravian Star Pendant in Bronze with Clear Glass; $248 at Shades of Light.
Above: For a similar glass star pendant, consider the Petite Moravian Star Pendant in Bronze with Clear Glass; $248 at Shades of Light.

Accessories

Greif’s vases are available in her Hudson, New York, shop and occasionally online at Paula Greif Ceramics.
Above: Greif’s vases are available in her Hudson, New York, shop and occasionally online at Paula Greif Ceramics.
A three-pack of Pears Pure & Gentle Soap is $4.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Above: A three-pack of Pears Pure & Gentle Soap is $4.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
The towel hung next to the sink is an Auntie Oti Woven Towel. Different color combinations of patterned towels are available, starting at $36 each from Auntie Oti.
Above: The towel hung next to the sink is an Auntie Oti Woven Towel. Different color combinations of patterned towels are available, starting at $36 each from Auntie Oti.
A simple Round Wicker Waste Paper Bin is £12 at the Basket Company.
Above: A simple Round Wicker Waste Paper Bin is £12 at the Basket Company.

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