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Steal This Look: Manka’s Vintage Bath in Inverness, California

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Steal This Look: Manka’s Vintage Bath in Inverness, California

September 11, 2018

A while back we featured the 1900s cabins of Manka’s Inverness Lodge in West Marin. Now, as part of our Golden State week, we’re revisiting the full bath in each of the large cabins, each one complete with a clawfoot tub, an outdoor shower, and vintage fixtures. Here are some ideas for re-creating the look.

The white bath has a rough-hewn stone tiled floor and matte black painted doors. Photograph by Andria Lo for Remodelista.
Above: The white bath has a rough-hewn stone tiled floor and matte black painted doors. Photograph by Andria Lo for Remodelista.
A vintage console sink with a recessed medicine cabinet. Photograph by Andria Lo for Remodelista.
Above: A vintage console sink with a recessed medicine cabinet. Photograph by Andria Lo for Remodelista.
The bathroom in Manka&#8
Above: The bathroom in Manka’s Cabin. Photograph by Andria Lo for Remodelista.
Weighty terry cloth robes and ribbed white towels make up the linens in the bath. Photograph by Andria Lo for Remodelista.
Above: Weighty terry cloth robes and ribbed white towels make up the linens in the bath. Photograph by Andria Lo for Remodelista.

Materials

Benjamin Moore&#8
Above: Benjamin Moore’s Steam paint is $39.99 a gallon through Benjamin Moore. For more ideas, see our post Architects’ 10 Favorite Warm White Paints.
 Farrow & Ball&#8
Above: Farrow & Ball’s Pitch Black paint is $110 a gallon from Farrow & Ball.

Fixtures

 Victoria & Albert&#8
Above: Victoria & Albert’s York Bathtub 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 $2,990.30 at Quality Bath.
The Native Trails Palomar Vanity Top with Integral Sink is made of a cement and jute fiber concrete; $933.75 at Quality Bath.
Above: The Native Trails Palomar Vanity Top with Integral Sink is made of a cement and jute fiber concrete; $933.75 at Quality Bath.

Bath Furniture

Restoration Hardware&#8
Above: Restoration Hardware’s Kent Medicine Cabinet is available as a wall-mount or inset cabinet in white or charcoal; $295 to $495.
Myson&#8
Above: Myson’s Lekoro Classic Electric Towel Warmer in polished chrome is only 18 inches wide; $1,124 at eFaucets. For more, see our post Remodeling 101: Towel Warmers.
The Restoration Hardware Pharmacy Large Bath Cabinet in white mimics a vintage-style cabinet like the one seen at Manka&#8
Above: The Restoration Hardware Pharmacy Large Bath Cabinet in white mimics a vintage-style cabinet like the one seen at Manka’s Cabin; $1,475 at Restoration Hardware.

Lighting

The Burnside Industrial Cloth Cord Pendant has the option of different finishes and cloth cord colors; $loading=
Above: The Burnside Industrial Cloth Cord Pendant has the option of different finishes and cloth cord colors; $129 for the pendant at Rejuvenation.
Pair it with the Opal Flat Glass Reflector Shade for $9.99 at Rejuvenation.
Above: Pair it with the Opal Flat Glass Reflector Shade for $149.99 at Rejuvenation.

Accessories

The Pittock Single Robe Hook in polished nickel is $39 at Rejuvenation.
Above: The Pittock Single Robe Hook in polished nickel is $39 at Rejuvenation.
A set of three Maxima Turkish Combed Cotton Bath Sheets is $58.49 at Overstock.com.
Above: A set of three Maxima Turkish Combed Cotton Bath Sheets is $58.49 at Overstock.com.
A set of six Maxima Turkish Combed Cotton Hand Towels is $38.49 on Overstock.com
Above: A set of six Maxima Turkish Combed Cotton Hand Towels is $38.49 on Overstock.com
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on March 28, 2017.

For more vintage-inspired bath ideas, see our posts:

Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose a bathtub or shower in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Bathroom Tubs & Showers.

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