I will be chatting
later today in a couple of weeks (this just got re-scheduled) with Mark and Theresa of MyFixitUpLife.com on their regular Thursday live show. The topic: “Man Cave Bathrooms” and men taking back the bathroom–it should be a fun talk and if you feel like watching you can do so here at 1pm Eastern. So I’ve been looking at some bathrooms in order to prep for the show and found a few I wanted to share with you.
Materials Make the Man’s Bathroom
No matter what your opinion is of what I call Masculine Design, I think we can all agree that it starts with the choice of materials. My favorites, if you don’t know by now, tend to be concrete, metal, wood, and glass. These bathrooms showcase those materials really well:
This handsome bathroom designed by Brazilian architect Diego Revollo marries ironwood and concrete to create refinement. Wooden Venetian blinds, reflected in the unframed mirror, are a terrific choice.
Wood, stainless steel, tiled walls (that tile looks like honed marble to me) and a wall sized mirror make this bathroom designed by Paritzki & Liani Architects a standout.
Arguably the most masculine of all finishes, metal floor plate line the walls of this bathroom designed by Andrea Michaelson Design. Used alongside this concrete sink and contemporary fixture, there’s a surprising rough elegance here.
Plywood sheets laid like huge subway tile plus a kick-ass concrete work sink make for a terrific bathroom, designed by Shareen Joel Design.
Show Your Style
We all know materials can be used in a multitude of ways, so the other key component for masculine bathrooms is how you incorporate your particular style into the space:
This dark contemporary/industrial style masculine bathroom by Marc&Co is a winner for me. Exposed brass plumbing, recessed lighting, concrete sink and matte black penny tile make a great look here.
Here my favorite elements–wood, concrete, steel–are combined by Chen+Suchart Studio to create a luxurious contemporary bathroom.
Is your style nautical? Take a look at this metal-clad bathroom with a large porthole window from Tongue & Groove. Masculine bathrooms don’t have to fall prey to boring or expected design.