Just last month, Louise Roe, stylist, TV host, journalist, and author of Front Roe, announced that she was expecting her first child with husband Mackenzie Hunkin. Less than a year ago, the couple moved into their three-bedroom Hollywood Hills home, the perfect setting for welcoming the little one on the way. Admitting to Architectural Digest that they aren't fans of the modern homes so ubiquitous in L.A., Roe and Hunkin spent a year searching for the perfect place to settle down. "I just knew immediately, even just from the photos online and before we'd seen it, that it was the one," admitted Roe.
Built in 1935, the traditional three-bedroom three-bath home boasts many of its original features, though the multihyphenate did do some updating. Taking on the ultimate bathroom makeover, Roe transformed the master bath into a sophisticated balance of minimalistic sensibilities and Old Hollywood charm. "For the master bathroom, I wanted a clean, bright finish that also didn't feel too modern." Roe, who describes her style for the home as "very calm and a little masculine," says, "I love a neutral palette dotted with coloured accessories, lots of books, and as many antiques as possible." This aesthetic plays out in the bathroom with gilded faucets and drawer pulls accenting sleek white quartz and balanced by the traditional black windowpane of the shower.
Head below to tour Louise Roe's gorgeous bathroom makeover and to see more of what she has to say about the space.
"I wanted the dramatic effect of having quartz all the way to the ceilings, not just on the floor," says Roe.
Roe says the faucets from the Litze Bath Collection by Brizo were her greatest finds for the space. "They were the perfect dark shade of gold, not too brash, and I love the sleek shape."
The simple white towels from Marks and Spencer complement the airy space.
"We bought a vanity from Wayfarer and switched out the sinks and added drawer pulls from Brizo. It completely changed the entire look and feel of it," explains Roe.
"The mirrors, from Lulu and Georgia, went perfectly" with the gold faucets and drawer pulls.
"I spend a lot of time in here getting ready or relaxing in the bath after a long day, and it genuinely makes me happy to be in this room."