Behind This Moody Green Bathroom That’s Dramatic And Daring


A moody green bathroom by Studio Life/Style features a calacatta viola marble

Shannon Wollack and Brittany Zwickl, the duo behind West Hollywood firm Studio Life/Style, approached this Los Angeles powder room with a sophisticated-yet-daring eye. “We knew early on that we wanted to use a stone with lots of movement and color for the custom vanity,” says Zwickl of the moody green bathroom. The designers landed on Calacatta Viola marble, which features burgundy veining that pairs perfectly with a deep green plaster finish on the walls. Below, Zwickl dives into more detail.

What was the inspiration behind the design?

A powder room presents the perfect place to have a little fun! We were trying to create something moody with a touch of drama, and a dark color paired with striking stone always works well in small spaces.

Is the rest of the home this bold?

This is one of the darkest rooms in the house, so it’s a bit of a departure. We like when the powder room serves as a little surprise for guests as they experience the home.

Tell us about the wall treatment in the moody green bathroom.

A contrasting wall color can help bring out the stone’s natural tones. Here, we chose Portola Paints & Glazes’ Roman Clay in the Lone Park shade, which adds extra depth to the room and plays with the reflection of light. Lindsey Adelman scones and a Gio Ponti−style mirror complete the look.