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Bathroom of the Week: Steel-Frame Shower Doors in a Fanciful London Project

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Bathroom of the Week: Steel-Frame Shower Doors in a Fanciful London Project

April 7, 2017

For a minimalist-minded family in West London, interior designer Jason Maclean of Studio Maclean performed an all-over reductionist remodel. Using a palette of black and white, Maclean introduced steel-frame glass doors, chevron flooring, marble detailing, and not much more. The approach extends to the bathrooms, although that’s not to say they’re spartan: Here’s a look at two that are luxuriously pared back and delightfully fanciful.

Photography by Chris Tubbs, courtesy of Studio Maclean.

Master Bath with Steel-Frame Shower and Sink

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Above: The en suite master bath is so linear, it looks as if Maclean drew it by hand à la Harold and the Purple Crayon.
the herringbone tiled shower is fronted by custom steel frame doors with divide 10
Above: The herringbone-tiled shower is fronted by custom steel-frame doors with divided glass panels fabricated by one of Maclean’s longtime collaborators.

The sink also rests on a rectangular steel base. The brass-frame mirror dates from the 1940s and the porcelain light above it is a vintage German design. The white paint throughout is Maclean’s go-to: Dulux’s Roman White.

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Above: Maclean incorporated ledges into the Carrara marble basin designed just for the house. The stainless faucet is the M Pro Single-Lever Wall Mount Lavatory Faucet from Crosswater of London.

Above L: Maclean says the chalk white tiles are “Victorian heritage,” made by a factory in business since the 19th century; they measure 100 by 45 millimeters (3.9 by 1.7 inches). The Modern 11.8-inch Rain Head shower fixture is from Crosswater. Above R: A closeup of the corner detailing and the Carrara marble shower tray.

When asked to tell us about himself, Maclean responded, “I am obsessive in everything I do.”

Bathroom with Freestanding Tub and Walk-In Shower

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Above: A steel-frame window wall divides the open shower from the black-and-white tub (Maclean found it on eBay and doesn’t know the manufacturer). The standing faucet is the M Pro Floor-Mount Tub Filler with Hand Shower.

In the market for a clean-lined tub? Browse 10 Easy Pieces: Modern Bathtubs.

matte white non beveled subway tiles, \150 by 75 millimeters (5.9 by \2.9 inche 15
Above: Matte white non-beveled subway tiles, 150 by 75 millimeters (5.9 by 2.9 inches), are set off by charcoal grout that echoes the lines of the steel shower screen.

The shower floor is Corian and the hexagonal tiles were made by a small factory in Spain. (Maclean keeps his tile sourcing to himself.)

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Above: The tiles are overlaid with gray triangles and “can be rotated when installed to produce several different repeat patterns.”

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