We are finally moving ahead with the master bathroom facelift we’ve been dreaming about since the moment we proceeded in. The times of peeling wallpaper, poorly painted cabinets and ancient brass fixtures are numbered, and with luck, it will not be long before we are bathing, brushing and blow-drying in a slick new space. Stay tuned for the large display down the street.
The hardest part, which I did not expect, has been picking a colour palette. Our adjoining bedroom is painted chamois yellow, and it’s hard to find a hue that both works together with it and does not make me look sick. So for today, I am leaning toward classic white — fail-safe, timeless and always in good taste.
The greatest thing about white bathrooms: They look both suitable in every design style. I am not sure yet if I’ll stick with my compact standard appearance or go into totally new territory, but these eight outstanding baths will help me pick a direction.
Frederick + Frederick Architects
The recognizable furnishings, accents and surfaces within this space, right down to the flowered wallpaper, mark it as conventional. But its classic mien wouldn’t be out of place in a preppy residence either.
Contemporary kinds (that piled sink!) And a good deal of open space drive the layout here. The space feels of this moment, and that’s what modern style is all about.
From the subway tile into the vintage-style fixtures and pedestal sink, this bath would fit right in with a cottage interior. Wainscoting will be another option.
This transitional bathroom combines classic lines and profiles using compact detailing and pared-down accents. It wouldn’t look amiss in a traditional or modern home, but it’s its own distinctive appeal.
Rethink Design Studio
Between the porthole window (nicely echoed by the round mirror) and the starfish accents, this space could just be coastal. This proves you don’t have to heap on nautical accents to give a breezy, beachy feel.
LLC, Tiffany Eastman Interiors
With mirrored sparkle, suave light and overtones of glamour, this bathroom radiates Hollywood Regency chic.
David Churchill – Architectural Photographer
Stripped back to the bare essentials, minimalist decor is typified by this bathroom. Where do you think they keep the toiletries?
Tim Barber Ltd Architecture
Warm white tones, soft lighting and a sweetly skirted vanity chair? Feels intimate to me. All it needs is a vase of fresh flowers and a candle or two.
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