Soho House is situated in a Bauhaus structure that was once a department store. After WWII, it was used for various purposes by the Communist party (Joseph Stalin gave a speech on one of the balconies). Our favorite spaces? The rough-luxe baths, featuring the perfect balance of distress and polish. Get the look with the following elements.
Above: Weathered, white-washed brick meets subway tile, towel warmer and corner tub included. Photograph via Soho House Berlin.
Above: Full-metal details in a view from the bedroom into the bath. Photograph via Yatzer.
Above: For a similar tile, consider Heath Ceramics’ Dual Glaze collection of tiles, which are a combination of glossy and matte, adding texture, contrast, and depth. Glazes are overlaid on a single tile, creating variations in reflection and the illusion of varying tile sizes within an installation. The two-by-four-inch, in-stock Dual Glaze Tiles come in four colors–opaque white, stone gray, paprika, and jade–and are $45 per square foot at Heath Ceramics.
Above: Create the illusion of painted brick with Waterworks’ Grove Brickworks Field Tile, available in a choice of 16 colors (including Sugar White, shown here). The tiles, made of actual brick, are half an inch thick (a bit thicker than standard tile) and measure 2 3/8 by 8 1/4 inches; inquire about pricing.
Top: Schoolhouse Electric offers Black and White Aluminum Numbers for doors; $11 each. Bottom: Restroom ($20) signs from Schoolhouse Electric are made by a 100-year-old, third-generation, family-run company in Portland, Oregon.
Above: The Small Pharmacy Cabinet is on sale for $309, marked down from $625, at Restoration Hardware.
Above: The Empire Corner Rectangular Bathtub is available from Waterworks; inquire about pricing. For bathtub advice, see Remodeling 101: Freestanding vs. Built-In Bathtubs, Pros and Cons.
This post is an update; it originally ran on May 24, 2010, and on May 3, 2012, as part of our Beyond Bauhaus issue.
Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose the hardware items for your bathroom in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Bath Hardware.