“The bathroom has gone from being just a functional corner to a luminous space,” writes Macarena Abascal Valdenebro in 150 Best New Interior Design Ideas (HarperCollins, 2021). “Luminous” is just the right word to describe this refined owner’s bathroom, which reaches new levels of decorative potential with its floating marble and hammered brass vanities, honey onyx divider, walls lined with hot-rolled steel panels, and bathtub custom fabricated from a single block of CNC-milled white statuary marble.
John Beckmann, founder of the architecture and design firm Axis Mundi, conceived the interiors for an entire 5,500-square-foot full-floor penthouse located in Chicago’s Vista Tower, a 101-story skyscraper designed by Studio Gang that boasts sweeping 360-degree views across downtown Chicago—including, it would seem, from this tub. Valdenebro describes Beckmann as being “known for his glamorous rock star sensibility,” which he puts to work in this home (the cover story of the book) in which the designer uses furnishings and limited editions to create a superlative space for the owner, a contemporary art collector. Create a one-of-a-kind bathroom like Beckmann’s with these nine finds.
1. Camden Collection Flooring in White Oak Sea Salt // mainetraditionsflooring.com
2. George Kovacs Chrome 39 1/2″ Wide LED Bathroom Light // www.lampsplus.com
3. Titus 1.2 GPM Wall-Mounted Widespread Bathroom Faucet // www.vigoindustries.com
4. Native Trails Avalon 62 Bathtub in Slate // www.frankwebb.com
5. Wexler Round Wall Mirror in Brass // www.potterybarn.com
6. Columbia 72″ Double Bathroom Vanity in Latte Oak & Radiant Gold // jamesmartinfurniture.com
7. White Linen Waffle Towels // fitzandbennetthome.com
8. Onyx Slab Wall Decor with Back Lighting Modern Solid Stone // www.houzz.com
9. Myrtus Collection Light Green Onyx Waste Bin // franceandson.com