A Cool, Minimal Brooklyn Master Bath

A Cool, Minimal Brooklyn Master Bath

A Cool, Minimal Brooklyn Master Bath


Jordan Chouteau


Bed-Stuy based client Jordan Chouteau enlisted Homepolish designer Pippa Lee to help evolve her master bathroom into the cool-as-can-be oasis she and her husband were in search of.

Photos by Sean Litchfield.

There are just some people in the world who are so cool, it hurts. You know the type – they wear all white but never have a stain on them, they don’t break a sweat after a SoulCycle class (curse those hills), and they can float through a week-long busy schedule with ease. Well, we encountered one of these mystical creatures not too long ago, and she was looking for some help from Homepolish to give her master bathroom a breath of fresh air, as luck would have it.

Homepolish designer Pippa Lee paired up with client Jordan Chouteau to create an ultra-cool, uber-minimalist oasis where Jordan and her husband could take a breather from the hectic city streets – not that they need it, seeing as their city street was tree-lined and located in the quiet Bed-Stuy neighborhood. The project was a breeze for both the designer and the client; because Jordan was extremely organized and was able to project manage even with a two-year-old and another on the way (!), Pippa had the all the headspace she needed to focus solely on the design aspect.

The aim of this redesign was to clear out any unnecessary design or furniture that was getting in the way of function, so Pippa figured a minimally industrial vibe would be perfect for the space. The first step in this process was adding an i-FAUX concrete wall finish that adds light and a unique, androgynous sense to the room. Pippa and Jordan wanted to get back to basics, and there’s no better way to do that than by sticking with three of the pillars of interior design – wood, metal, and stone. A custom vanity and set of medicine cabinets from Crump & Kwash add a bold touch of brutalism while details like a wooden ladder and floating shelves soften the space with their rich colors and natural patterns.

After the design duo went back to basics, they added some fun features that give the space a sense of personality. One of the most eye-catching aspects of the space is undoubtedly the black clawfoot bathtub, which is a rare sight to see these days. A hypnotic tile pattern from Clé added visual depth and texture, fun addition like a cheeky private parts vase brought a subtle hint of charm.

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