honestly, i don’t think i’d ever leave. i take a bath every night, and my situation is NO where near as chic, lush and luxurious as this. let’s figure out how designer ana donohue made this one such a doozy.
1: that wallpaper – it’s like being in a tropical jungle. and when you have funny angles, soffits or cut outs, wallpaper them as well, and they’ll disappear. you can find something similar here
2: dark and moody custom roman shades just luxuriously piled up. that stripe down the center is working all kinds of magic
3: major statement abstract art. find a similar piece here. it doesn’t need to be too precious hanging over the tub, but it does need to make you happy.
4: keep the tropical theme going with a steam loving low light plant like a large palm – and hey, it’s easy to water! slosh a little bathwater on him upon exit.
5: what a smart way to give a traditional piece like this claw foot tub a little edge – if you’re scared to commit to paint, try this chevron trick with tape.
6: a substantial bone accent stool makes the perfect perch for a bath time drink and a book. madegoods sells a fabulous one to the trade for about a zillion dollars, or you could try to DIY this one with a less expensive white stool and some black paint.
7: an upholstered chair in the bathroom is the ultimate baller move. a place to toss your items as you disrobe, or entertain a guest while you’re soaking.
8: the bright white subway tile keeps the room reflective, crisp and just bright enough to feel lively. it’s the perfect balance to the darker, moodier elements in the room.
design by ana donohue, photographed by michael j lee