This is How You Style a Masculine Bathroom for the Modern Man

This stylish bathroom designed by Grant Gibson makes a solid case for a masculine bathroom that still has soft edges. The muted color palette creates a sense of timeless sophistication, as the dominant white subway tiles layered across the walls help to maximize light from the sole sliver of a window above the leather chair. Those fresh white tiles also contrast with the black honeycomb pattern along the floor, which has complementary accessories in the raven-lined medicine cabinet and sconce overhead. The built-in vanity is a clever use of a tight space, and its slate gray hue does well to blend the two surrounding shades with a minimalistic finish. But we adore the brass fixtures in this room, which are seen on the door — with its totally cool see-through windows — and sink fixtures. A masculine aesthetic doesn't have to be contained to traditional dark hues. In fact, if you take this room as an example, simply stick to a light-meets-dark palette and intertwine it with brushed metal and aged leather. Now that's a look for a modern man.

Add some vintage style to a modern bathroom with this brushed brass faucet.

Exton Lever-Handle Bathroom Faucet ( $599 )

Brass arched faucet
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