Teak furniture in the bathroom

I spotted this teak bathroom and thought, hey that would be great for my tub base posts.

This is the bathroom of fashion designer Beth Blake  and her family. The red Chinoise wallpaper would definitely wake me up in the morning.  It is such a bold, vibrant look. I really like the combination of the bright red in the wallpaper with the rich teak color of the tub encasing and vanity.

Using teak in the bathroom is a great idea. My parents have a boat and I can remember each summer of my childhood watching my Dad going thru the ritual of oiling all the teak parts. So whenever I smell the scent of teak oil it brings me back to the carefree sunny days of munching on watermelon & dangling over the side of the boat feeding chips to minnows. The teak still looks good today, so using teak in the bathroom is a great choice it can withstand all the splashing. Teak looks fantastic and is pretty easy and inexpensive to maintain.  Here's a link on how you to can make your own teak oil: here 
(My Dad makes his own, it's super easy to do).

This teak tub encasing looks custom made. I like how they added some built in storage to hold all the towels. Same with the fantastic teak vanity - look at all that storage! This bathroom is in a TriBeCa loft so space is probably at a premium. With the amount of space in this vanity I doubt they need a linen closet to store extra towels.

If you like the look of teak, but can't afford the cost of getting custom made furniture, you are in luck. Just hop on Craigslist or head out to pretty much any flea market, vintage shop or used furniture store (you can even often find pieces at Salvation Army shops) and you will find a bounty of mid century modern teak furniture such as vintage teak dressers, old record player cabinets, desks, you name it. You can easily repurpose most of these pieces to use as a vanity. It's best to go with a bowl or vessel sink (like the white bowl sinks in this post) and you can slap on a piece of Caesarstone, marble or granite as the countertop (or leave it bare) and you've got yourself an inexpensive, original vanity that will look great for years to come.

Since there doesn't seem to be windows in this bathroom, the designer, Steven Sclaroff ,came up with a great solution. He lined the back of a bookshelf in the adjoining room with glass. So now
"daylight filters through the translucent bathroom shelf unit".

Here's a peek at the other side of the book shelf:

Bathroom details:

images via: house beautiful

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