Steal This Look: Ensuite Bath Alcove in a London Renovation

The latest project from London designers du jour Zoe Chan Eayrs and Merlin Eayrs is a six-floor townhouse on a corner lot in London’s Spitalfields called the Weavers House. While the project is a gut remodel, the Eayrs were sympathetic to the building’s history looking to its former residents, the Huguenots (French Protestants) for inspiration. So with layers of lime plaster and limed oak paneling, references to traditional Huguenots houses were built up and combined with the soft modern details the Eayrs are known for. In the ensuite bath, built into the upstairs alcove, creates a spa-like space in an otherwise blank corner. Here is a list of similar sources—freestanding bath, fixtures, and accents—to recreate the historical look.

Chan & Eayrs Wilkes Street Weaver's House Above: A long Berber rug connects the bedroom on the other side of the room to the ensuite bath. Photography by Michael Sinclair, courtesy of Chan + Eayrs from The Design Is in the Details: The Weavers House, Chan + Eayrs’ Huguenot-Inspired Oasis in London.
Chan & Eayrs Wilkes Street Weaver's House Above: The walls, created from rough cross-sawn limed oak, have integrated storage cabinets throughout. Photography by Michael Sinclair, courtesy of Chan + Eayrs from The Design Is in the Details: The Weavers House, Chan + Eayrs’ Huguenot-Inspired Oasis in London.
Chan & Eayrs Wilkes Street Bath Sink Detail Above: A dramatic slab of Arabescato marble anchors the antique carved stone sink. Photography by Michael Sinclair, courtesy of Chan + Eayrs from The Design Is in the Details: The Weavers House, Chan + Eayrs’ Huguenot-Inspired Oasis in London.

Paint & Materials

Lime Plaster Walls Detail Above: The walls in the Weavers House are finished with lime plaster. For more see our post Expert Advice: 7 Ways to Use Lime Plaster (Hint: It’s Not Just for Walls).
Farrow & Ball Inchyra Blue Above: Chan and Eayrs have been known to use paint from Farrow & Ball and Little Greene in the UK. For a similar deep blue-green to the color painted on the banister and radiator here, see Farrow & Ball’s Inchyra Blue (No. 289).
Arabescato Corchia 12 Marble Above: The backsplash behind the basin is designed with Arabescato marble. For something similar with dark veining, Tristone & Tile in California offers the Arabescato Corchia 12 Marble in slabs. Another cut of Arabescato Marble is available at Stone Contact.

Faucets & Fixtures

Waterworks Easton Classic Exposed Tub Filler Above: For a similar freestanding tub faucet, the Waterworks Easton Classic Exposed Tub Filler with a white porcelain handshower and lever and comes in 17 different finishes; $2,673 at Waterworks. There’s also the Lefroy Brooks Bath Shower Mixer with Standpipes or the Perrin & Rowe Bath Shower Mixer with Crosshead Handles.
The Water Monopoly Paris Bath Without Feet Above: A similar style tub is from The Water Monopoly: the Paris Bath Without Feet, a reproduction of an early 20th Century French fireclay bath made in England; £5,615 at The Water Monopoly.
Waterworks Easton Vintage Lavatory Faucet Above: Another style from Waterworks, the Easton Vintage Low Profile Three Hole Wall-Mounted Lavatory Faucet with an elongated spout and metal cross handles. The faucet is available in 11 finishes for $1,279 at Waterworks.
Bert & May Rho Basin Concrete Above: The antique stone wash basin in the bathroom is one-of-a-kind sourced by Chan & Eayrs. For a similar shape, the Bert & May Rho Basin made in collaboration with British maker Kast out of colored concrete basin—shown in Limestone; £1,215.14 at Bert & May.

Lighting

Menu Cast Pendant Light Above: The Cast Pendant Light Shape 1 by Tom Chung & Hordan Murphy for Menu is £89.95 at SCP.
Zangra LED Light Bulb Filament Edison Above: The Zangra LED Light Bulb Filament Edison 4W casts an extra warm light; €23.95 at Zangra.

Fabrics & Linens

Mourne Textiles Mended Tweed Blanket Charcoal Grey Handwoven Above: The Mourne Textiles Mended Tweed Blanket in Handwoven Charcoal Grey is £420 at Mourne Textiles.
Parachute Waffle Towel White Above: Parachute’s Waffle Towels in White are $128 for a towel set at Parachute.
Vintage Beni Ourain Rug Above: The Vintage Beni Ourain Rug handmade by Berber peoples in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco is £493 at SCP.

Hardware

Vervloet Furniture Knob Audrey Above: The Maison Vervloet Audrey Furniture Knob designed by Jean François D’Or is shown in Satin black aluminum but is also available in any of the Maison Vervloet finishes. Contact for price and ordering information.
Buster + Punch 3G Dimmer White Above: The Buster + Punch 3G Dimmer in White is £133 at Buster + Punch.

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