Photo Gallery: Spa-Like Bathrooms
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Huge sliding doors and walls of glass in this principal bathroom all but erase the lines between indoors and out.
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Painted shutters and limestone tiles that extend up the walls create a zen atmosphere in this principal bathroom. A wooden stool and patterned rug add a global, organic touch.
A freestanding cast-iron tub is perfectly centred beneath a wide double window in this principal ensuite. The floors are heated Calacatta marble. An ornate 18th-century Italian stool looks spa-fresh covered in a striped seersucker fabric.
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Quiet artwork and a blue Fortuny light transform a principal bath into an elegant retreat. A deep ledge circling the panelled tub keeps essentials at hand. Towels and toiletries are tucked away in symmetrical floor-to-ceiling storage cabinets. Panelling and glass-front built-ins create a clean, custom look that exudes luxury.
Interior designer Nancy Boultbee chose to paint this peaceful space a moody charcoal colour to keep the focus on the view.
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This white-on-white bathroom boasts a stunning skylight that floods the glass shower with light. A small raw-wood stool keeps shower essentials at hand.
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Bathrooms don’t have to be bland, as this one shows with its glittery marble mosaic-tiled floor, glass-droplet chandelier and pretty Schumacher wallpaper. A custom-designed vanity features double sinks and built-in storage, a marble countertop and panel moulding that smartly blends two mirrors in the insets. The low, freestanding tub makes the room feel more spacious and opulent.
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The principal bathroom in Vancouver architect Clinton Cuddington’s completely green home features a Japanese soaker tub encased in off-white 1″ square tile. Fritted glass provides privacy for the tub and steam shower and maintains the room’s clean, simple style. Minimal, desert and country-inspired accessories like a raw wood stool and aloe plants contribute to the calm, zen-like atmosphere.
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Floor to ceiling, damask-patterned Bisazza tiles with an opalescent sheen make a statement in this large bathroom. Using a nook by a picture window for a freestanding bathtub adds more drama, while an oversized feather chandelier completes the luxe, feminine look. Top-of-the-line finishes such as these eliminate the need for any further accessories.
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The bathroom fittings in this Swiss holiday home were designed by the German design studio Sieger Design for Dornbracht, while the tub and sink units are by Philippe Starck. The stone floors here — and on the entire main floor of Joergen Bodum’s family retreat — are made of Italian granite and equipped with radiant heating.
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A sleek glass-fronted shower stall and watery glass mosaic tiles make this room feel large and bright. The zebrano-wood vanity and square sink speak to the room’s zen-like quality, while the vanity’s lower shelf provides the perfect place to store necessities, keeping walls and countertop clear of clutter.
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This stunning bathroom is filled with antiques, an 1890s chandelier, gilded marble-topped Louis XVI table, a pine mantel, fireplace and room for seating.
Toronto designer Barbara Purdy gutted the entire bathroom — except the original ’50s-style hanging globe lights — to achieve the fresh, bright look she wanted in her cottage. An open-storage washstand was custom built to hold an affordable Ikea sink, keeping the space open and airy. White walls and faux marble porcelain shower tiles also brighten the once-dark room.
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This bright powder-blue and white bathroom brings together eclectic elements like a ceramic buddha, modern ottoman and fiberglass clawfoot tub for a relaxing, spa-like feel. A sparkly chandelier and floral curtains add feminine charm.
Top L.A. designer Kelly Wearstler created this room to offer an unexpected thrill and a complexion-friendly backdrop. “Everyone looks good in pink!” she says. Wrapped in wide ribbons of iridescent tile, this bathroom is an ode to mosaics. The wet room’s slick, clean-lined fixtures and transparent glass door hold their own next to the bold stripes.
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Classic elements like Carrara marble and a hand-painted tub surround make this bathroom elegant and timeless. A handheld shower, chandelier and window hardware add to the old world ambiance of the space.
This freestanding bathtub, situated in a gracefully bowed window, echoes the architectural lines of the space to dramatic effect. The panelling on the tub surround repeats the understated traditional moulding found on the vanity, while the contemporary fixtures and towel rack keep the space from looking old-fashioned.
A Persian carpet is an unusually luxurious choice for a bathroom, but stands up well to wear and tear. An antique wrought-iron chandelier from Europe illuminates the tub area. To the left, a display cabinet stores towels, bath accessories and cleaning products.
Homeowners Virginie Martocq and Mark McLean decided to move their tub from the original bathroom area to the western window and install a three-sided fireplace (not shown) that would link the bedroom and bathroom. Now the soaker tub has a view of the fireplace, offering these busy parents a quiet retreat.
Montreal designer Julie Charbonneau introduced materials like wood, linen and marble to elevate the look of this space. Consider relocating the tub to a window for a separate space to unwind. An antique chair near the tub invites you to relax after a soak, and the neutral colour scheme keeps the attention on the large picture window.
The principal bathroom in Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine’s Hollywood Hills home boasts marble-clad walls and an antique clawfoot tub. There’s also a wall-mounted shower head (not pictured, right), making the space more of a wet room.
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Floor-to-ceiling tile enhances the spa feel of this bathroom. Sleek hardware complements the clean angles in the shower and tub area. A thin wall divider separates the shower from the bath without sacrificing style.
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Homeowner Anna Grzesiowski wanted to incorporate classic elements like dark cabinets and a clawfoot tub in her bathroom renovation. “I always like to mix old and new, like luxurious fabrics, art and ornate details with modern touches like a sleek countertop,” she says.
“We admire the artful simplicity of this spa-like bath by San Francisco-based architects Aidlin Darling,” says Julie Carlson of Remodelista. “The room subtly combines warm-wood panelling with cool stone surfaces; the horizontal shelve niche functions as a display area for a seashell collection.”
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“I just adore the spa-feel of this room,” says Marie-Eve Best, founder of Lake Jane blog. “Every element exudes serenity; from the encased glass shower and long wooden surfaces to the dark tile and bamboo covered windows. Practical, modern and calm — qualities that my current bathroom lacks.”
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“I approach decorating a bathroom as I do any other room,” says Los Angeles-based designer Mary McDonald. “And the lady’s principal bath in this hacienda estate is an extension of the boudoir in every way.” The sofa makes the bathroom feel like a luxurious spa, while the “Gloria Swanson-goes-to-Rajastan” mirror, antique Chinese vases and Lefroy Brooks handset on the tub create a global feel.
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This serene space features mosaic tile on the floor and full-height subway tile behind the built-in bath and glass freestanding shower (not shown). By mounting the cabinets on the wall instead of the floor, Suzanne created the illusion of a larger bathroom. She added extra sparkle with a vintage metal cabinet she’s had for years, gilded mirror and a collection of glass vessels lining the shelf behind of the tub.
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