As one of the leading ladies on the hit ABC show "Grey's Anatomy," Ellen Pompeo is one of the most recognizable actresses on TV. The show has been Pompeo's big break, after gaining roles in movies like Old School and Catch Me If You Can, as well as small parts in TV shows like Friends, Law & Order and The Job. Pompeo's jump from small-time actress to full-fledged star has afforded her the opportunity to create a dazzling modern bathroom in her new home, and ElleDecor.com recently featured this space in a feature about celebrity washrooms.
Pompeo's style can be considered rustic chic, with a series of modern bathroom accessories used in tandem with repurposed items. Her washroom was put together by designer Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, who started by adorning the floors with antique terra-cotta floor tiles. The mixture of rich tans, browns and copper floor coverings help to set the color scheme for the room and make it far more adaptable with wooden furnishings. Set against cream white walls, these small decorative touches have a distinct feel and presence that amplifies the layout of the room.
The main focal point of the space is the large vintage bathtub that is accented with beautiful chrome hardware mounted in the middle of the piece. To keep with the rustic theme, the bathtub is accented by a large bamboo ladder, which helps to accent the large wooden beams in the room and give visual interest to a bare wall. Next to the tub, a zinc garden school gives a decorative boost to the bath area, and Pompeo uses this as a place to display potted flowers and candles that add an intriguing pop of color to the room.
Finally, storage space was a major consideration in this bathroom, and the bathtub is adjacent to a series of backless shelves that contain various storage baskets and stacked towels that can be reached easily from the tub. Last but not least, Pompeo chose to put a large framed black-and-white photograph on top of the stack of shelves to add to the room's lived-in feel. All in all, the designer took into account many of Pompeo's most important style elements and created a space that is wholly adaptable to her everyday needs, while still featuring timeless vintage elements that give the room a character all its own.
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