Soak in the Beauty of These 3 Distinguished Bathrooms

Get inspiration for your own home from three local style-makers.

By Jenn Andrlik


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Photo by Deborah DeGraffenreid

Clean lines and locally sourced materials were brought together to create a streamlined design for this bathroom.

Who: Lang Architecture and Hudson Woods

Where: Kerhonkson​

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This new home was built by the firm Lang Architecture (part of Hudson Woods) as a self-initiated model home. With a design inspired by the surrounding landscape and historic vernacular of the region, “there is a focus on a relationship between nature and design, and indoor and outdoor,” says Drew Lang, principal architect at Lang Architecture and Hudson Woods.

The lines were kept clean, but the room has a rustic feel thanks to the materials used, including the stone tile from Walker Zanger and the wood from Hickman Lumber, which were mixed together to create a modern yet rustic feel.

Photo by Rikki Snyder

The hardware is a simple silhouette. Concrete was used for the countertops, and a backsplash-mounted faucet was chosen to keep the countertops clear. Lang says the custom concrete sink and backsplash combined with the custom mirror is his favorite part of the project.

The philosophy of the team’s work is to source from the local community, curating an eclectic mix of furnishings from people who share the same values.

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Wood from Hickman Lumber

Tile from Walker Zanger

PHOTOS BY Beth Kirby, Local Milk Blog,

The team behind this master bathroom used found objects including the tub and sink along with newer items and a monochromatic palette for this design.

Who: Tara Mangini and Percy Bright, Jersey Ice Cream Co.

Where: Earlton​

First things first: The team behind Jersey Ice Cream Co. does not sell ice cream — rather, they are a whimsical couple who dreamed up a design empire. This bathroom was designed for a client who gave Tara Mangini and Percy Bright complete freedom. “We talked to them a little bit about how they wanted it to feel like a getaway,” says Mangini. “They were encouraging and embracing of our creative endeavors. The house is a free-feeling type of home, and we were really inspired.”

“The overall home has lots of wood, rich colors, pretty intense patterns, and is very beautiful,” says Mangini. The master bath space was reconfigured to be more functional, but the original ceiling and floors were left alone. As far as challenges, the sloped ceilings presented some problems when it came to the layout, and the sink needed significant love from a plumber to get it to work.

PHOTOS BY Beth Kirby, Local Milk Blog,

The starting point was the sink, which a friend’s mom found at a flea market. They went with a monochrome color palette. Mangini and Bright found the bathtub at Brimfield, and thought the homeowners would be up for “something weird like this”; an added plus was that they could lift it themselves. The mirror was already in the home, and the light fixtures are vintage, coming together to make a moody and unique space.


Tile from Home Depot

Tub from Brimfield Antique and Flea Market, Massachusetts

Light Fixtures from Zaborski Emporium, Kingston

Photos courtesy of Daniel Contelmo Jr.

Traditional and modern elements were combined in the design of this master bathroom; however, everything was centered around the beautiful view.

Who: Daniel Contelmo, Daniel Contelmo Architects

Where: Unionvale​

This Gothic cottage-style home has a natural and organic feel to it, with white-washed boards on many surfaces throughout. The focal point for the design of this master bathroom comes from the meadow setting of the home and the pond-view from the bathroom. The corner windows were designed to look out onto the view and allow the space to be flooded with natural light.

The team chose to use a shower with glass walls so the view and the entire design could be seen from every angle. The biggest challenge, according to architect Daniel Contelmo, was to capture the stunning vistas and balance the corner windows with the rest of the master suite.

​Photos courtesy of Daniel Contelmo Jr.

The homeowner coordinated with the staff on the interiors; they decided to carry the white-washed rustic wood into the master bathroom, but included bold tile choices to create an even cleaner and brighter space.

“The project was a success because of the team formed between the clients and our staff,” says Contelmo.


Hardware, tub, toilet, and sink from Kohler

Countertop and shower tiles from Terra Tile, Briarcliff and Fishkill

Shower faucet from Rohl

Sink faucet from Perrin & Rowe

Flooring from Artistic Tile, White Plains

Bistro Round Mirror from Restoration Hardware

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