"I do not follow trends--I am all about a timeless look," says designer Vicente Wolf
. The approach has worked for the New York-based talent, whose 35 years in the industry have established him as a shelter magazine darling, with who's-who editorial accolades including Architectural Digest
's annual "AD 100
" to ELLE Décor
's "A List
." Wolf's philosophy is evident in the renovation of a young family's beach cottage in Amagansett, whose bathroom he transformed from a cramped, subway-tiled nook into a refuge replete with large-scale glass tiles, textured stone, and a freestanding tub. And while we don't usually swoon for the architectural, super-minimal look, we think it's a brilliant treatment for a bathroom, where clean and serene is the order of the day. We asked Wolf how he did it.
What was your initial impression of the bathroom?
When I saw the space, I knew it had to be demolished. The layout of the house screamed start over.
First order of business?
We knocked down walls to create an entirely new space. After the expansion, the bathroom increased by 90-square-feet.
In a sentence, how would you sum up your vision for the design aesthetic?
A white box with accents of textured walls.
Did you have any decor don'ts going in?
I try to stay away from patterned tiles!
If you could boil down your top three tips for easy bathroom updates akin to this one, what would they be?
1. Create a complete box using one color. 2. Repeat the same design element on the walls and floors. 3. Bring in natural elements like wood to bring the space to life.
|Elise Bathtub, $6135
||Dornbracht Tub Spout, Price
Available Upon Request, Dornbracht
||White Orchid, $49
| Rainshower Head, $150
|| Victoria Planter, $73
||Lugarno Pivot Mirror, $235
| Crystal White Wall Tile
Price Available Upon Request
|| Fresca Bathroom Vanity, $1600
|| Stainless Steel Drawer Pull
$5, Cool Knobs & Pulls
|Gotham Bath Towel
||Square Lacquer Tray, From $24
||Glassos Nanostone, $1085
Per Foot, CSS Stone