Last summer, I took a quick tour of my friend and fabulous designer Tom Newman’s amazing Hancock Park mansion. Then, I did a story on the fabulous “gentleman’s library”. Today, I bring you the grey master bathroom in Tom’s historic nearly 10,000 square foot home. Love this gray classic bathroom design.
After covering his old house and so many of his projects, Tom and I now have a short hand when I do a post on his work. I simply ask the shortest questions possible and he tells me a very clear story on a room. Here is the “interview” on this traditional master bathroom design where Tom reveals all of his resources too!
TOM NEWMAN ON HIS GREY & WHITE BATHROOM DESIGN
TOM NEWMAN, NEWMAN WOLEN ARCHITECTS (TN): CARRARA (GREY HEX), THASSOS (WHITE HEX), AND A DARK GREY MARBLE TRIM. 6X12 CARRARA IN A BRICK PATTERN ON OUTSIDE OF THE INNER PANEL.THIS WAS INSPIRED BY A PATTERN IN ONE OF THE 1927 BATHROOMS.
COCO: PAINT COLOR?
TN: BENJ. MOORE “SAN ANTONIO GRAY” AC-29 ON THE WALL PANELS, WITH “WHITE DOVE” PM-19 TRIM AND WALLS.
COCO: TOTAL REMODEL/GUT OR DID YOU KEEP ANYTHING OLD?
TN: WE COULD NOT KEEP ANYTHING BECAUSE OF THE BAD CONDITION OF THE OLD ITEMS. AND I DECIDED TO RELOCATE THINGS, SO IT REALLY DID NOT MAKE SENSE TO TRY TO KEEP ANYTHING. IT WAS THE LEAST DESIRABLE OF THE VINTAGE BATHROOMS IN THE HOUSE, SO IT WAS NOT HARD TO MOVE ON.
COCO: LIGHT FIXTURES?
TN: N.Y. SUBWAY SCONCES IN POLISHED NICKEL, AND THE CENTER FIXTURE IS A VINTAGE GLASS SHADE.
TN: RESTORATION HARDWARE, “FRAMED MEDICINE CABINET” IN LARGE SIZE
COCO: PLUMBING FIXTURES?
TN: NEWPORT BRASS, “ASTOR” FAUCETS IN POLISHED NICKEL
COCO: DESIGN ELEMENT YOU LIKE MOST?
TN: I LOVE THE INSET FLOOR PATTERN ALTHOUGH THE TILE INSTALLER DID NOT LOVE IT BECAUSE IT TOOK SOME WORK TO CREATE THE PATTERN. ALSO, IT WAS DIFFICULT TO FIND THE HEX TILE IN TWO DIFFERENT STONE TYPES THAT WERE EXACTLY THE SAME DIMENSION; THEY HAD TO BE THE SAME IN ORDER TO COMBINE THEM. ALSO, I’M HAPPY WITH HOW THE COLORS ALL WORK TOGETHER. THE ROOM IS VERY CALMING.
Thank you Tom for letting me snap these photos and for answering the questions! Say hi to RS for me!
Photos: Coco for COCOCOZY