For the bathroom, Reckendorfer wanted a shower for daily use, but opted to keep a 1950s bathtub that she discovered in her basement. “I studied graphic design and photography, so visual things are so important to me,” she says. “I love sleek, light-filled Scandinavian designs, but I also love flea markets and pieces with history.”
The space-saving Murphy tub, as Reckendorfer calls it, was jury-rigged by the previous owner to tuck into a cabinet, which features a water heater and towel rack. Placed on a hinge, it’s easy for one person to lower it into place.
New cement tile from Mosaic del Sur, Hansgrohe fixtures, a shower plate from Bette, and Farrow & Ball’s Chappell Green paint round out the room.