Bathroom decor: Sophisticated glamour
A miniature version of the floor’s plaid pattern appears on the shower floor. To break up the expanse of marble on the shower walls, Harvey decided to create a single criss-cross detail on the back wall.
A polished nickel side table with a mirrored top offers a spot to display bath essentials and a place to put down a drink or a book during a long soak.
Designer Harvey Wise downplayed the size of the long double vanity, with its inset Calacatta marble countertop, by designing it to look like a double chest of drawers that might be found in a man’s dressing room. The hand-reeded drawer fronts and dark stain give the walnut piece an Art Deco look. The centre portion of the mirror is actually a medicine cabinet.
A handsome silver tray holds toiletries and jewellery on the vanity countertop.
A 1940s Lucite pendant light hangs over the simple, sculptural free-standing bathtub.
The walls are covered in vinyl grasscloth wallpaper in a soft grey colour that’s more practical in a bathroom than the real thing. A set of vintage architectural prints in sleek black frames and off-white mats suits the tailored, masculine aesthetic.
Harvey designed a Burberry-inspired floor from 18-inch-square Calacatta marble tiles bordered by linear limestone and small dark blue-grey stone laid in a plaid pattern that helps shrink the visual scale of the room.