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HOUSE TOUR: A MIAMI PENTHOUSE THAT MARRIES EUROPEAN POSH WITH OCEANSIDE CHARISMA

Designer Jean-Louis Deniot stripped a South Beach penthouse to the bare cement for a striking home with Art Deco nods.

I had an impression of Miami long before I ever visited. I grew up in Paris and loved hearing about the South Beach scene: Gianni Versace and his mansion, Madonna hanging out at the clubs.

 

When I first arrived here 10 years ago, I expected to find a sexy paradise with pastel-colored Art Deco buildings and convertibles cruising along the beach. And a lot of Miami Beach was exactly like that. But on that trip, I also discovered another side to the city at Vizcaya, the Renaissance-style estate built by the industrialist James Deering in 1916.

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Designer Jean-Louis Deniot relaxes in the living room of a Miami Beach penthouse that he extensively renovated and designed. In the entry corridor, the wall panels are in polished brass, and the floor ball lights are custom.

Wandering through the villa and its gardens, I found that there was a link between European taste and American culture that was surprising to see in the midst of such an easygoing and cool vacation spot.

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In the living room, the sofa from Deniot’s collection for Baker is in a Martyn Thompson Studio fabric, the 1930s Jindrich Halabala chairs are in a JAB Anstoetz fabric, the vintage cocktail table is by Paul Frankl, and the gold side table is by Hervé Van der Straeten; the 1920s bronze-and-alabaster chandelier once hung in the Villa Kerylos in France, the indoor-outdoor rug is by Galerie Diurne, the artwork is by Franz Kline, and the shelf holds a Roger Desserprit sculpture (center) and a French 1940s lamp.

Since then, Miami has become one of my regular destinations (I mostly divide my time between Paris, where my firm is located, New York, and Los Angeles). I am currently renovating a house here, and I have several client projects in the area, including the interiors of the Elysee Miami, a 57-story luxury condo tower that is being designed by Arquitectonica.

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The master bath’s walls, vanity, and flooring are in a coordinating marble from Marble of the World, the R.W. Atlas fittings are from Waterworks, and the Jonathan Browning sconces are from Andrew Kornat Designs.

I renovated this striking penthouse for a tech entrepreneur from Los Angeles. I had noticed the apartment — in the 1995 La Tour building—from the street even before it was for sale. Through the massive glass windows, you could see into the living room, with its 20-foot ceiling; it had the look of an artist’s studio, which I thought was appropriate for the home of Art Basel Miami Beach. Its location in the Mid-Beach area known as Millionaire’s Row, between the Faena and Soho Beach House hotels, is ideal. When the penthouse went on the market, I convinced my client to buy it.

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In the master bedroom, the headboard in an Aldeco pattern and standing lamp are both custom; the coverlet is in a Kirkby Design fabric. The armchair is 17th-century Spanish, the mirror is by R&Y Augousti, and the carpet is by Toulemonde Bochart. Deniot lined a wall in distressed stacked bricks and commissioned a hand-painted mural with a spiral motif to make the ceiling appear higher.

On our first visit, we found the place done up like a Spanish castle: tapestries, terra-cotta walls, fountains, columns, and a massive wrought-iron candelabra. I am not kidding. My client was living in a painted-concrete loft in L.A.; I told him I could peel off the drywall here and create a similar kind of Brutalist look.

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The entry’s French 1940s bronze-and-marble console is from Gallery Yves Gastou, and the artwork is by Stephenie Bergman.

One of my inspirations was the Brancusi atelier in Paris. In photographs of the studio, a monochromatic blue canvas is surrounded by sculptures, some on rough-hewn pedestals. Miami’s Art Deco scene was another influence; I gravitated toward the style of Gerrit Rietveld, a Dutch designer of the period, whose work was geometric and avant-garde. In the living room, the walls were stripped to the bare concrete, which was never meant to be visible.

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In the breakfast area, a custom table is framed by midcentury chairs in a Romo velvet; a custom glass-and-bronze bar cabinet is topped with a 1980s cement vase, a French 1940s carafe, and a 19th-century Nigerian helmet; the pendant is by FontanaArte.

But once exposed, it looked like beautiful stone, textured and vibrant, and I left it untouched. I lined the entry corridor with brass panels to reflect the light; it makes the space look bigger, and the effect is pure sunshine. The flooring is newly installed terrazzo — a nod to classic midcentury Miami.

Everything in the living room needed to be on a huge scale to balance the room’s height. The sofa is giant, the concrete head on a pedestal is massive, and the 1920s Italian terrazzo fragment of a nose and mouth on the white shelf near the ceiling is much bigger than it appears — more than two feet tall. If decorating a room is like creating a story (and to me, it always is), then this living room is a tale of the sea.

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The kitchen’s custom stainless steel cabinetry has been laser-printed with an abstract pattern, the sink fittings are by Dornbracht and Franke, the bronze pendant is custom, and the flooring is terrazzo.

I designed the cabinet in straw marquetry to hide the television set. It’s the blue of the deepest ocean, and it rests on lacquered wooden balls shaped like beach balls (the shape also references both Art Deco and Memphis design). On top of the cabinet, a row of onyx cones reminds me of shark’s teeth. The cocktail table has the form of a surfboard, and I designed the rug’s pattern to resemble sand and water.

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On the terrace facing South Beach, the Ilmari Tapiovaara rocking chair is vintage, a 1960s rattan chaise is covered in an outdoor Kravet fabric, and the marble side table is from a Paris flea market.

The ceiling in the master bedroom is just eight feet high. To make it look loftier, I commissioned an artist in Paris to paint a canvas of a storm or massive wave. We put the painting on a boat to Miami and glued it in place in the bedroom. The swirling pattern almost appears like a dome. In the master bath, which has a bird’s-eye view of the Intracoastal Waterway, I wanted the marble to look like a landscape.

I found a stone in Miami with beautiful veining — it looks very Art Deco—and covered every surface in it, along with the vanity, and even designed a matching marble waste bin.

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The living room’s midcentury chair and stool are in a Kirkby Design fabric, the custom television cabinet has doors in straw marquetry, and the marble side table and vintage cones are from a Paris flea market. The artwork above the cabinet is by Jérôme Robbe, and the French 1930s table lamp is from Teo Leo.

In this penthouse, 26 stories above the ground, you feel as if you are floating above the beach, the neighboring buildings, and even the clouds. You can see birds flying by. It’s a very poetic, serene, and some might say surrealistic way to live.

This story was originally published in the April 2018 issue of ELLE DECOR.

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80 BEAUTIFUL BATHROOMS FOR ALL THE DESIGN INSPIRATION YOU NEED

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ART DECO BATHROOM

In the master bath of an Art Deco pad in Chicago, the Waterworkstub has fittings by Barber Wilsons & Co., the circa-1905 Viennese stool by Julius and Josef Herrmann is from Bernd Goeckler, and the room is sheathed in Calacatta Capri, Grigio Carnico, and Belgian Black marbles; the abstract plaster sculpture is unsigned and from the 20th century.

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SLOPE-SIDE BATHROOM

In a slope-side home in Big Sky, Montana, the powder room’s sink fittings, mirror, and wall light are by Waterworks, the custom sink is of stone, and the walls are clad in reclaimed whitewashed wood.

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INDIAN RUSTIC BATHROOM

The bathroom’s walls, shelves, and vanity in this Jaipur Farmhouse are sheathed in red Indian limestone plaster from Rajasthan. “It’s a very old, traditional technique that is easy to maintain,” says the home’s owner, Siddharth Kasliwal. His father purchased the circa-1900 mirror from an antiques shop in Jodhpur.

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BEACH HOUSE BATHROOM

An Ibiza beach house serves as a serene family retreat designed by Cabinet Alberto Pinto. In the bathroom, Almaviva tiles in a blue-and-white stripe amplify the turquoise glow of the subterranean room, where a porthole over the Villeroy & Bocsinks provides an underwater view of the pool.

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JUNGLE-INSPIRED BATHROOM

The walls in the master bath of a Manhattan apartment belonging to PR maven Christina Juarez are sheathed in a Cole & Sonwallpaper, available through Lee Jofa. The stool is from Pier 1 Imports, the white vase is from the End of History, and the pho­tograph reflected in the mirror is by Dariusz Klimczak.

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MODERN BATHROOM

In Andy Cohen’s newly-renovated Manhattan duplex, the master bath’s tub is by Wooden Baths Ltd. The sinks, fixtures, and sconces are by Waterworks. The counter and window surround are in Statuary White marble. The wall and hexagonal floor tiles are by Artistic Tile.

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ECLECTIC BATHROOM

In the master bath of a French countryside duplex, floor-to-ceiling galvanized-iron bookshelves are accessible by way of a metal library ladder. The sculptures and paintings are by Astuguevieille.

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GLOBAL BATHROOM

The sink cabinet in the upstairs bath of John Robshaw’s country house is from Syria, the shower curtain and rug are his own design, the sconce is by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co., and the 19th-century Spanish encaustic floor tiles are from Michael Trapp.

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COUNTRY BATHROOM

Amanda Seyfried’s Catskills country house is filled with rustic decor, which extends into the stunning master bath. Inside, you’ll find a custom vanity with fittings by Waterworks; the sconce is from Design Within Reach, the floor tile is by Heath Ceramics, and the beadboard is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Dimpse.

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VINTAGE BATHROOM

In the bathroom of this Swedish farmhouse, the vintage tub features fittings by Mora Armatur, and the floor is tiled with Carrara marble.

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NAUTICAL BATHROOM

A chair by Huniford Collection, photographs by Nicholas, an antique sink, and vintage ship lights in the bathroom of this Upstate New York home; the medicine cabinet is made of reclaimed barnwood, the walls are waterproof Venetian plaster, and the floor is polished concrete.

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ART DECO BATHROOM

An Art Deco Chinese rug adds a lively touch to the marble-clad master bath of this Park Avenue home in New York City.

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GLAM POWDER ROOM

A drawing by Robert Longo hangs in the powder room of this New York City home; the sink is by Toto, with Lefroy Brooks fittings.

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GLITZY BATHROOM

The tub in the master bath of this French home is by Jacob Delafon, with fittings by Waterworks, the sconces are by Niermann Weeks, and the Veere Grenney chair is covered in an Armani/Casa fabric; the chandelier is by Tony Duquette, and the vanity, mirror, and marble flooring are all custom designs.

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RUSTIC BATHROOM

The tub in the master bath of this Utah home is by Kohler, the stool was made by a local craftsman, and the Navajo rugs are from 1910; the copper sconces and pendants are original to the house.

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ORNATE BATHROOM

In a guest bath of this Hollywood home, the tub is by Randolph Morris, the sink is by St. Thomas Creations, and all of the fittings are by Kingston Brass. The vintage sconces and Emil Stejnar pendant are from Orange and the 19th-century mirror is Chinese.

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CHARMING BATHROOM

In the guest bath of this Cape Cod Cottage, the painting is by John Dowd; the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Chappell Green.

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SWANKY BATHROOM

In this Manhattan apartment, the sink is from Urban Archaeology and the fittings are by Waterworks; the cabinets are black glass with brass trim, the walls are clad in Saint Laurent marble, and the flooring is limestone.

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ALL-WHITE BATHROOM

In actress Lori Loughlin’s bathroom, the vanity and chair are custom designs, the tub is by Waterworks, and the floor is tiled in Super Thassos marble.

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CLASSIC BATHROOM

Custom-made cabinetry, sink fittings by Rohl, and a silver-leafed mirror by Eloquence in the master bath of this Florida home; the chandelier is Venetian glass.

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LUXE BATHROOM

In the master bath of this Madrid home, custom-made moldings of carved walnut, steel, and silver leaf replicate an original motif in the Art Deco apartment building. The sink is custom-made, and the towel rack and shower and sink fittings are by Devon & Devon.

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SPA-LIKE BATHROOM

In this Connecticut home, the circa-1850 marble tub is from Water Monopoly, with fittings by Barber Wilsons & Co., in the master bath; the chair is Regency, and the 18th-century vanity is French.

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EDGY BATHROOM

The tub and sink fittings in the guest bath of this Manhattan loftare by Barber Wilsons & Co., and the paint-on-mirror artwork is by Rashid Johnson.

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UNDERSTATED BATHROOM

The tub in the master bath of this Hamptons home is by Waterworks, with fittings by Boffi; the walls are sheathed in reclaimed slate tiles, and the flooring is mahogany.

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EXTRAVAGANT BATHROOM

This master bath’s tub-filler chandelier and laser-cut window panels are by Fisher Weisman; the tub and sink fittings are by Waterworks, and the Regency-style table is vintage.

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VINTAGE BATHROOM

Architect Achille Salvagnitransformed this Roman Palazzo into a storied bathroom, featuring tub fittings by Lefroy Brooks, a heirloom 1750 Italian stool, and a 1930s Venini chandelier. The striped wallpaper is by Ralph Lauren Home. Find the full tour here.

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ART-FILLED BATHROOM

The master bathroom of Alice Childress and Christopher Daniels’s downtown Manhattan loft, designed with the help of Courtnay Daniels Haden, includes an antique freestanding marble tub, a vintage Italian chandelier, and an inherited 18th-century painting. The custom-made vanities are outfitted with Caesarstone countertops and Kohler sinks; the sink and tub fittings are by Barber Wilsons & Co.

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SPA-LIKE BATHROOM

Designer Lynda Murray and architect Chad Oppenheim fashioned a spa-like retreat for the bathroom of filmmaker Michael Bay’s Miami home. Etched-stone tiles sheathe a wall that separates two distinct bathing areas; the shower fittings and sink are by Boffi, the countertops are of Macassar ebony, and the cast-concrete tub is a custom design.

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PARISIAN BATHROOM

A sculpture by Louise Bourgeois overlooks a bathroom in French architect Jacques Grange’s Paris apartment. The bathtub, sink, and faucet are by L’Epi d’Or; the inlaid marble floor is based on a Byzantine pattern, and the chandelier is 19th-century.

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LUXURIOUS BATHROOM

Designer Kelly Wearstler incorporated a mixture of luxurious materials in the master bathroom of Lara and Jeff Sanderson’s Mercer Island, Washington, home. The walls are covered in onyx fantastico, and the flooring is marble and onyx; the sconces are vintage.

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SPACIOUS BATHROOM

One of two master baths at Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia’s 1970s home near Geneva, Switzerland, features eye-catching blue, gray, and silver mosaic glass tiles, which cover the shower surround and tub. The custom-made sofa is upholstered in a pleated silk.

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LIGHT-FILLED BATHROOM

A master bath in an Irish Georgian–style house in Beverly Hills, California, designed by Kerry Joyce, includes a freestanding bathtub by Kohler and a Venetian-inspired mosaic-tile floor. The antique Swedish chair is from Lief.

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MINIMALIST BATHROOM

The light-filled master bath of a vacation home on Nantucket features a custom-made vanity, mirror, and wall shelf designed by Ascher Davis Architects. The bathtub of volcanic limestone and resin is by Victoria + Albert, the bath fittings are by Dornbracht, and the sink fittings are by Lefroy Brooks.

SIMPLE BATHROOM

A Spoon sink and tub by Agape in this guest bathroom.

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OVER-THE-TOP BATHROOM

A wall of mirrors visually expands the master bathroom of Donatella Versace’s Milan apartment, which was decorated by the office of Renzo Mongiardino. A Vanitas chair by Versace Home Collection is upholstered in printed black leather; the bronze statue is of a reclining Buddha.

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GLAMOROUS BATHROOM

Marble and glass mosaic tiles line a Parisian bathroom created by architect brothers Daniel and Michel Bismut. The Vitra Organic chair was designed by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen, the bamboo-and-glass cocktail table is vintage, and the carved-alabaster wall sculptures are from India.

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BLUE BATHROOM

For the Vero Beach, Florida, home of philanthropist Jeanne Donner and her family, designer Robert Couturier turned the master bath into a colorful oasis. The Paris bathtub by the Water Monopoly is paired with Waterworks’s Etoile fittings, and the glass wall tiles are by Urban Archaeology.

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CHIC BATHROOM

The tub in the master bath of this Paris apartment is by Agape, with fittings by Dornbracht, the chairs are by Junya Ishigami, the walls are clad in Brèche de Médicis marble, and the flooring is granite.

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MOROCCAN BATHROOM

In this Moroccan home, the walls and floor of a bathroom are lined in Popham Design’s Hex Long Shadow, the shower enclosure is custom made, and the brass fixtures were purchased from a souk.

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SLEEK BATHROOM

A minimal vanity hides drawers for storage at a modern Washington, D.C., homedesigned by Darryl Carter.

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MANHATTAN BATHROOM

The metallic-and-marble shower door and vanity in this Steven Gambrel-designed Manhattan home are custom-designed, and the floors and shower feature tiles by Mosaic House.

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SLEEK BATHROOM

The master bath in this Notting Hill townhouse is sheathed in Nero Marquina marble, the 1950s slipper chair is by Ico Parisi, and the 1950s vase by Ercole Barovier was a Paris flea-market find.

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ANTIQUE-FILLED BATHROOM

In this guest bath, a salvaged 1920s tub and pedestal sink, a Burmese teak mirror, and Vendome sconces by Thomas O’Brien for Visual Comfort.

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STYLISH BATHROOM

The master bath in Monica Mandelli and Marco Valla’s Manhattan apartment, designed by Bruce T. Bananto, is proof that a simple space can be full of style. The bathroom features a CaesarStone vanity and undermount sinks by Kohler; the fittings are by Dornbracht, and the wastebasket is by John Brauer.

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BEACHY BATHROOM

In a bathroom at art and antiques dealer Pierre Passebon’s retreat in rural France, decorator Jacques Grange referenced the work of Swedish designer Carl Larsson by utilizing narrow strips of molding to add detail to the white-lacquered walls.

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MONOCHROME BATHROOM

The tub, fittings, and tiles in the master bath of this Manhattan loft are all by Waterworks, and the vintage light fixture is from JF Chen.

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MIRRORED BATHROOM

The master bath of this Manhattan duplex, which overlooks the Central Park reservoir, features mirrored and white-lacquer cabinetry, and a countertop and floor of Thassos marble.

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ALL-WHITE BATHROOM

In Monique Lhuillier’s bath, white-oak cabinetry, a custom-made light fixture by Foundry, and a photograph by George Hoyningen-Huene.

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ELEGANT BATHROOM

The master bath is sheathed in glass tiles by Ann Sacks, the parchment-covered vanity and mirrors are custom made, and the sink and fittings are by Waterworks.

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PARISIAN BATHROOM

The sinks in this bathroom are Carrara marble, and the mirrors were designed to look antique. Tour the Paris apartment decorated by Frédéric Méchiche here.

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MAXIMALIST BATHROOM

At a family’s Greek Revival townhouse in New York City, decorator Miles Redd added South Asian glamour to the master bath with a panoramic hand-painted wallpaper by De Gournay and a ram’s-head side chair. The Kohler sinks have Barber Wilsons & Co. fittings; ornamental andirons lend a subtle sparkle to the marble fireplace.

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NEUTRAL BATHROOM

A wood tub by Agape and slatted-oak cupboard doors set an earthy tone in the bathroom of a 19th-century French manor with interiors designed by Christophe Delcourt. The sink is of Azul Cascais marble, and the artwork is by Jean-Charles Blais.

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SIMPLE BATHROOM

Paris-based interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch created a clean-lined master bathroom warmed by a fireplace when restoring his 17th-century château in Provence. The tub, positioned in the center of the room, is by Agape, and the fittings and towel rack are by Dornbracht. The floor is marble.

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FORMAL BATHROOM

Fashion designer Zang Toicreated a classic, formal look in his Manhattan apartment. The pedestal sink is by Czech & Speake, and the bronze mirror is late 19th century.

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DESIGNER BATHROOM

In the master bath of Drew Aaron and Hana Soukupova’s Manhattan apartment designed by Mark Cunningham, a vintage ’40s chair, a lacquered-glass stool from DDC, and sconces by Ralph Lauren Home; the print is by Andy Warhol.

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GILDED BATHROOM

This master bath’s nickel-and-brass tub is 19th century, and the chair is by Honoré Paris from Galerie Yves Gastou; the wall stripes are painted.

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BEACH BATHROOM

This Hamptons retreat, designed by Robert Stilin, intertwines wood and white to create a relaxing, yet rustic, home base. The original tub has fittings by Waterworks and the painting is by Xanda McCagg.

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FOREST BATHROOM

In the master bath of Glenn Pushelberg and George Yabu’s home in Canada, a Spoon tub by G.P. Benedini for Agape overlooks the forest and ravine. The floor is tiled in Portuguese limestone, the vanity is of rain-forest marble, and the Tara sink and bath fittings are by Dornbracht.

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FRENCH COUNTRY BATHROOM

In this Bordeaux, France, homedesigned by Michael Coorengel and Jean-Pierre Calvagrac, thebathroom’s copper tub and fittings are by Herbeau, the 1940s chair is by Jansen, and the linen for the curtains is by Chelsea Textiles.

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