Steal This Look: A Classic NYC Bathroom with a Modern Edge

Elizabeth Roberts’ overhaul of Jean and Tzu-Wei Lee’s brownstone in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, is so full of memorable moments that it was hard to condense and curate the images for the that we ran last year. There’s the dining room with views of the kitchen just below it; there’s the chic sunken den; there’s the breathtaking plaster ribbon of a staircase; and so on and so on.

We’ve already singled out the epic kitchen for a Steal This Look treatment (you can see it ); now we’re turning our attention to the master bath, a skillful study in black and white.

Photography by Dustin Askland, courtesy of .

Black-and-white master bath with a double sink in a Brooklyn townhouse remodel by Elizabeth Roberts Architecture and Design. Photograph by Dustin Aksland. Above: A vintage Art Deco double sink, upgraded with modern fixtures, is the pièce de résistance in the room.
Above: Hexagon tiles, a classic NYC bathroom flooring, looks modern in black. The room is paneled in white Rhino marble with Nero Marquina marble wainscoting.
Botanical wallpaper in the master bath of a Brooklyn townhouse remodel by Elizabeth Roberts Architecture and Design. Photograph by Dustin Above: Soft waffle towels and botanical wallpaper add a soft, natural touch.

Steal This Look

Michael Anastassiades Ball Light and Wall Bracket Above: Flanking the bathroom mirror are two of Michael Anastassiades’ ; $1,400 each at Lightology.
Engblad & Co. Botanica Wallpaper Above: Wallpaper by Engblad & Co. in the pattern line the walls of the stall; $75 per double roll at Wallpaper Direct.
Kiran Towels by John Matouk & Co. Above: For similar waffle towels, try , in anthracite; $25 each for the handtowels and $54 each for the bath towels at Matouk.
Above: For similar marble hooks, try the designed by Elisa Ossino. They come in three sizes; from €160 at Salvatori. (See for more ideas.)
Above: Dornbracht’s matte black Tara line of bath fixtures is a modern classic (you can read our 2008 story about it .) Find its in matte black (pictured in the Elizabeth Roberts-designed bathroom) at Plumbtile for $1,915.84.
Rejuvenation's Rounded Rectangle Metal Framed Mirror Above: For a similar mirror, try Rejuvenation’s in oil-rubbed bronze; available in two sizes, from $299.
Nero Marquina Black Marble 2-inch Hexagon Mosaic Tile Honed Above: The is $11.79 a sheet at Marble Direct.
Art Deco Double Basin Stiffkey Bathrooms Above: Stiffkey Bathrooms in the UK “began with a profound love of beautiful bathrooms and fine antiques,” states its website. This salvaged is £3950.

For more black and white bathrooms we like, see: