20 Beautiful Bathrooms That Would Make Anyone A Morning Person
The secret to enjoying an early wake-up call may be simpler than you think. Imagine hitting the alarm and stepping into a stunning, sunlit space. You pull linens from a chic armoire, while an airy shower gets up to temperature. A vanity, packed with pretty storage, makes getting ready a snap. Have we sold you on an early-riser reno yet? Click through to see 20 bathrooms from H&H that are sure to inspire you to stop hitting snooze.
Designer Mélanie Cherrier turned this bathroom into a real destination with a sculptural — and cost-effective — floor-model tub and bath fixtures. She also selected porcelain honeycomb floor tile (which mimics marble but was just $10 per square foot) to create a luxe atmosphere.
“A bathroom should be a space that sings the second you see it,” says designer Sam Sacks, who gave this family space a healthy dose of life. Indian mandala-printed blinds bring in a bit of color and pattern, while plenty of white oak establishes a warm, inviting envelope.
A pale, watery color palette and frameless glass shower create an airy feeling in this narrow, but efficiently designed bathroom. A tall window is another key design element, flooding the space with light and making it feel larger than it really is.
Designer and House & Home alum Cameron MacNeil juxtaposed a range of materials in this Toronto bathroom. Matte concrete floor tile, porcelain shower tile, brushed-bronze fixtures and a mirrored makeup station come together beautifully for an eclectic look.
A pair of handsome walnut vanities and an elegant stand-alone bathtub make an elegant impression in this principal ensuite designed by James McIntyre, while a wall of drapery-free windows has an eye-opening effect.
To achieve the classic-meets-modern look their clients were after, designers Kirsten Marshall and Danielle Pollock paired traditional Carrara marble tiles and a handsome walnut vanity with on-trend warm metal fittings and a cool linear light fixture.
Bird-print wallpaper by Julia Rothman for Hygge & West encourages flights of fancy in this sunny kids’ bathroom by Stephanie Pellatt, Leanne Tammaro and Adolphina Karachok — and is sure to get little ones’ energy up on early school-day mornings.
While Jan Lette’s original principal bedroom was very spacious — “You could throw a Frisbee in there” — it had a tiny ensuite. With the help of designer Alex Arnott, she rejigged the rooms’ proportions, creating an airy bathroom complete with a practical double vanity and high-end steam shower.
“Everyone thinks you need masses of marble in a bathroom, but that’s not the case,” says Brian Gluckstein. In this space, the designer laid out porcelain tile in a luxe herringbone pattern, lending a bit of sophistication to the all-white scheme.
“Exposed plumbing and shallow drawers make this custom vanity feel light and airy,” says Lynda Reeves of her recently renovated principal ensuite. Jerusalem Oro limestone floors complement the vanity’s warm tone and have a beautiful, slightly worn look.
In designer Sophie Burke’s main-floor bathroom, graphic Moroccan floor tiles inject energy, while walls painted in Farrow & Ball’s Off-Black offer a hit of stylish drama. A skylight and plenty of white keeps the look from skewing somber.
Designer Cory DeFrancisco opted for warm greys and whites to give this bathroom a soothing ambience. Whitewashed shiplap is a charming addition, complementing wood-look tile that Cory notes resembles “old floorboards that have been painted with layers of porch paint.”
In this spacious principal ensuite, a monochromatic color palette reads at once crisp and calming. Designers Kyla Bidgood and Mary McNeill-Knowles went with a mix of penny-round and honeycomb tile for a bit of visual interest.
“She was very into clean and modern spaces, while he was after something earthy and natural,” designer Silvana D’Addazio says of her clients’ diverse wishes. Blending cool grey and white stone with a white oak vanity resulted in a look that’s at once fresh and warm.
In this principal bathroom, design duo Alexandre Blazys and Benoit Gérard selected vintage-inspired sconces and a traditional tub to suit the home’s classic architecture. A small side table doubles as a spot for storage and display.
Lively wallpaper is sure to get your day started on the right foot. Here, homeowner Laurence Martocq paired an exotic, leafy green print with colorful hammam towels and fresh-cut flowers.
While we aren’t all lucky enough to have floor-to-ceiling windows and lofty views, we can take design cues from this ensuite’s clean, glossy aesthetic. Pale marble and porcelain are hyper-reflective, while pretty sconces cast a warm glow over the hard surfaces.
In this principal ensuite, designer Richard Ouellette chose to have the brown-panelled bathtub surround and vanity lacquered in a shade of grey that contains just a hint of lilac for a romantic look.
“Lying in the tub with the window open feels particularly luxurious when you can hear the night sounds and feel the breeze,” says architect Darcie Watson of her covetable open-plan bathroom. The doorway beyond leads to a spacious dressing room brightened by skylights.
Designer Nam Dang-Mitchell played with contrast to stunning effect in this bathroom, combining hexagonal-patterned marble floor tile — a nod to design icon David Hicks — and a heavily veined stone countertop with an extra-deep apron.