Screen siren monochromatic marble bathroom by Jamie Herzlinger

Monochromatic marble bathroom by Jamie Herzlinger
Story by: Colleen Hawkes Photography by: Laura Moss and Werner Segarra
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Jamie Herzlinger has designed the bathroom in this master suite to feature tiling, a chandelier, a bathtub and shower unit. The bedroom seen here features a bed, couch, coffee table and chandelier.

Glamour and glitz defined the Hollywood Regency period of interior decorating during the golden years of the '30s.

Sparkling chandeliers, lots of chrome, lacquer, mirrored surfaces and faux fur accents are all characteristic of the period, which influenced the interiors of countless homes across the country from Bel Air to Miami.

It was this look that the owner of this house, Kim O'Brien, could recall from childhood vacations in Bel Air in the '60s, says designer Jamie Herzlinger.

"The Hollywood Regency period subsequently determined this interior, which is in a house that was completely gutted and rebuilt."


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Jamie Herzlinger has designed this master suite to feature tiling, a chandelier, a bathtub and shower unit.

However, Herzlinger says she likes to put her own spin on tradition, adding whimsical touches and mixing the formal with the informal.

"The wallcovering in the master bedroom, for example, features a custom damask pattern on a grasscloth wallpaper. The grasscloth tones down the formality of the damask and makes it more approachable."

Tactile fabrics, which also typify the golden age of Hollywood, lift the monochromatic, elephant-gray color palette. The bed, sofa and chair are upholstered in silk, with a light mauve edging. Other shiny finishes include a silver-leaf vaulted ceiling and glass table.

"In the bathroom, Carrara Bianco marble is accented with black Nero Marquina marble, much as an eyeliner highlights the eyes," says the designer. "But the centerpiece of the room is the freestanding tub in the middle of the room just as the centerpiece of the bedroom is the freestanding bed. There is no rule that says a tub, or a bed, needs to be placed against a wall."

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Jamie Herzlinger has designed this master suite to feature tiling, a chandelier, a bathtub and shower unit.

The bathroom cabinetry, which lines both sides of the large room, has a black lacquered finish, with solid nickel pulls. And, in keeping with Herzlinger's attention to detail, the interiors are lined with walnut. A campaign-style table with nickel legs serves as a make-up area, complete with small basin. Herzlinger says they were also able to track down an original Dorothy Draper chair, which dates back to the Hollywood Regency era.

Other features include a window in the spacious shower room.

"I didn't want to close off this room it is part of the whole space," says Herzlinger.

Sep 20, 2011

Credit list

Builder
Jamie Herzlinger Construction
Bathtub and faucets
Kallista
Wallcoverings
Glasscloth from Elitis
Drapes
Bergamo silks and sheers
Cabinetry
High-gloss black lacquer by Herzlinger Construction
Shower fittings
THG from Clyde Hardware
Tiles
Carrara Bianco and Nero Marquina marble in custom pattern
Lighting
Custom by Jamie Herzlinger Interiors; Donghia chandelier
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