Archetypes: Bathroom Fixtures

Say goodbye to strictly utilitarian bathrooms. Today’s dazzling fixtures range from Art Deco-inspired marble vanities to soft edged soaking tubs and reflective chrome hardware. Commodes are designed with comfort in mind, and plush bath mats and a lacy golden soap dish lend a spa-like feeling to any bath. Four designers share some of their bath time indulgences, certain to add a little bit of luxury to your loo.


FISHER WEISMAN | The hallmark of Fisher Weisman, as described in the New York Times Sunday Magazine , is “drop dead, big city chic.” Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman blend unbridled imagination and a unique artistic sensibility with a highly restrained design approach and attention to detail. The interiors and furnishings they conceive are individual, enduring and memorable. 

Hexagon Counter by Sherle Wagner LEFT | “We love the sculptural quality and sensuous curves of the carved block of stone. The way the edge of the counter steps up slightly to contain splashes is perfectly elegant and practical at the same time.” Price Available Upon Request Rateau Soap Dish by P. E. Guerin RIGHT | “P.E. Guerin makes the most extraordinary faucets and bath hardware, and their edition honoring the designs of Rateau is among their most special. This soap dish is an exquisite little piece of sculpture.” Price Available Upon Request

UltraMax II 1G Connect+™S300e One-Piece Toilet – 1.0 GPF by TOTO LEFT | “The UltraMax II offers many of the innovations of the pricier Toto models and delivers a tremendous value.” Price $2,128 Neorest 750H Dual Flush Toilet, 1.0 & 0.8 GPF with Actilight™ by TOTO RIGHT | “The Ferrari of toilets, the Neorest 750H has bells and whistles we never imagined could be part of a toilet. But after discovering this ingenious invention, you won’t want to live without one (or more).” Price $10,200


MICHAEL COYNE | Michael’s lifelong enthusiasm for interiors made leaving his successful automotive business easy. Even as a child he recalls adjusting furniture placement, accessories and lighting in his family home. He opened his design studio in November 2006, a landmark for his 2nd career. “Each design client is distinctive,” he tells. “We work together to satisfy all needs – beautiful style, comfort and livability without losing site of the reality of budget.”

“Sirius” Tub & Shower Faucet Trim Kit by Danze LEFT | “These are my new favorite shower and tub fixtures…bold, strong, and very masculine.” Price $353.64  8-inch widespread bathroom faucet by Brizo Litze RIGHT | “This faucet set has three handle options including this cool teak one. We love it, especially with other teak accessories.” Price $328.68

Raindance 240 AIR 2-Jet Showerhead by Hansgrohe LEFT | “Though not personally a fan of rain shower heads, this one has a high power ‘air assist’ for the center two rings if you want that!” Price $406.69 Pinstripe Pure 8-inch widespread bathroom faucet by Kohler RIGHT | Image courtesy of Kohler “The Pinstripe by Kohler in PN reminds me of the fixtures from the Plaza Hotel Central Park South, again timeless, elegant, masculine.” Price $932.94


MEGAN GREHL | Interior designer Megan Grehl opened her New York City-based design practice in 2014. With roots in New York, she was raised abroad and grew up in Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei and Tokyo. The bulk of her experience in designing and executing major hospitality projects span across Asia. With an innate sensitivity to design, style and curation, Grehl is the embodiment of timeless, yet modern aesthetic.

Jewel Vase (Clear and Smoke) by Louise Roe Copenhagen LEFT | “The layering of glass in the bathroom creates an apothecary aesthetic, while reflecting much needed light in smaller bathrooms.” Prices Large – 14x14x20 cm $125 Small – 8x8x16 cm $65 Also available in blue, rose and amethyst. Shower Head by Kallista RIGHT | “Our favorite wall-mounted shower head option- We love the industrial piping and the added touch of luxury with a rainshower head.” Price $1,175

Wall-mounted Faucet by Kallista TOP | “We love contrasting patterned tiles with the bold geometry of the handles.” Price $1,245 “Night Ride” from the Ojai Collection by Quiet Town LEFT BOTTOM | “Quiet Town designs beautiful textiles, and I especially love the dynamic stripes on this one. It’s a sophisticated bath mat!” Price $52  Basic White 3×6 Ceramic Tile by Tile Bar RIGHT BOTTOM | “Subway tiles are our go-to when we are on a budget. They are timeless.” Price $3.99/sq. ft.


PHILIP GORRIVAN | Since 2001 when he opened his Manhattan-based designed firm, Philip Gorrivan has become known worldwide for stylish interiors that marry elegant historical references with sophisticated modernism. From a gracious Park Avenue apartment or a sleek downtown loft to a rambling country home, Gorrivan creates spaces that effortlessly reflect his clients’ needs and dreams.

Barcelona Tub from Vanda Baths TOP | “Victoria and Albert Baths offer some of the most beautiful free standing tubs made from their proprietary 100% English cast, a mixture of volcanic limestone and resin that is warm to the touch.” Price $6,043 Malachite Round by L’Objet LEFT BOTTOM | “The color of malachite is a very dear color to me. It provides that unexpected ‘pop’ as well as a freshness to any space.” Price $165 Crocodile Square by L’Objet RIGHT BOTTOM | “I love the idea of a pop of color and texture in a bathroom, especially since most bathrooms tend to be quite neutral. This box provides just that.” Price $375

Venezia Bath Faucets and Shower Bodies by Fantini LEFT | “We love the clean lines and modernity of this line by Fantini.” Price $6,938 Darling by Duravit CENTER | “This new WC has quickly become our office go-to as it fits into almost any project with its minimal lines” Starting at $665 Nice Faucet by Fantini RIGHT | “This is a new line that will not actually be out until November, and we are chomping at the bits to use it in a project. A wide array of colors available for knobs makes it usable in almost any bathroom.” Price Available Upon Request 

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