The secret to enjoying an early wake-up call may be simpler than you think. Imagine skipping the snooze button and stepping into a stunning, sunlit space to start the day. Whether the day begins with a languorous spell in a soaker tub, or a bracing shower in a sunlit marble enclosure, these bathrooms are guaranteed to start the morning off right. Click through to see 50 bathrooms from
H&H that will inspire you to rise and shine.
The custom brass shower in this century Prince Edward County home was inspired by the Bowery Hotel in New York, for a touch of industrial grit that doesn’t compromise on comfort. An oak vanity and teal tiles lend an earthy look, while the vanity lights — installed vertically, instead of at the top of the dramatically elongated mirrors — offer an unexpected touch.
The trellis wallpaper in this
sunny bathroom lends the impression of bathing in a garden. The marble clad-tub is undermounted for a clean look, but it’s the curved ceiling and quaint shuttered windows that really makes this fresh space sing in the morning.
A heritage home doesn’t mean living with a dated bathroom. In this old stone home in Westmount, Montreal, Martha Franco designed this
modern bathroom around the windows. “When the owners brush their teeth, they are getting a magnificent view of the city,” says the designer. What a perfect spot to primp and get a jump on the day!
No need for rose-colored glasses when you wake up to this blush beauty every morning. The Italian-made tub in this
rustic country home came from Portugal where it had been stored outside — exposed to the elements — giving the marble its lovely patina.
Care for some nautical inspo to revive you in the a.m.? The bracing blue hue of the vanity in this coastal
Connecticut home‘s bathroom is as refreshing as the sea air.
Fancy hearing the call of the loons, instead of the drone of an alarm? This
Muskoka cottage bathroom tips its hat to the natural materials that surround it. The marble tile feels like a continuation of the rocky terrain outside, while a wood vanity is a natural complement to the indoor-outdoor feel.
This romantic bathroom will have you dreaming of booking a flight to Paris. The lucky owner, Jackie Kai Ellis, slips into this clawfoot tub for a soak in her
dreamy apartment every afternoon, propping open the lace-covered windows and drinking in the charm of this fairytale city.
Do you prefer something a little more clean and spare? In this
fashionable Toronto home, a well-placed soaker tub captures the lush view outside and offers a contemplative focal point. A roomy walk-in shower — clad in marble — houses a matching bench for visual flow and ample accessibility.
sleek farmhouse of H&H‘s 2019 Designers Of The Year Richard Ouellette and Maxime Vandal, it’s all about going back to basics. Dark terrazzo tiles amp up the contrast of light and dark, while the view of the rolling fields is picture-perfect. You can’t help but start your day happy and calm in a shower like this.
“Decorated minimalism” is how the designer and owner of this
organized family home describes her style. We loved how Jackie Di Cara translated the spare shower partition and vanity to make the space seem artful yet efficient.
This gilded guest bath is quite small with no windows, but that doesn’t diminish its beauty. Marble wainscotting hides plumbing and creates a pretty place for bath products, while a mosaic tile floor (a mix of marble, brass and molten glass) and brass accents up the quiet glamour.
This light-filled ensuite exudes a sense of serenity with a spacious stand-alone tub, glass shower and airy color palette, while the patinated star light fixture adds unexpected edge.
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This bathroom will strike a chord with fans of spaces with major personality. Designer Luke Havekes used a “carpet” of pattern tile to continue from the floor up onto the side of the tub in his weekend home in Knowlton, Quebec. An oversized circular mirror breaks up the lines of shiplap on the wall.
It makes sense to play up a vista like this with a luxe standalone tub. The glossy floor is cozied up by a textured Moroccan rug in this
sophisticated home designed by Montana Burnett.
Watery blue cabinetry, playful patchwork tile floors and a box panelled wall make this
principal bathroom the ultimate morning retreat.
This eye-catching marble-inspired porcelain flooring commands attention in
Snob founder Denise Zidel’s bathroom. She arranged the tile in a mismatched pattern for even more wow-factor.
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Hand-painted tiles in beautiful blue and cream tones ground the
compact space, proving you can make a statement on any surface.
“I like a long soak in the tub catching up on my favorite TV shows — it’s like a spa day every day,” says homeowner and designer Curtis Elmy of the luxurious, yet liveable space.
Who says statement art doesn’t belong in the bathroom? Massimo Vitali’s large-scale photograph taken of Scala dei Turchi was the jumping-off point for designer Julie Charbonneau’s
This grand principal bathroom exudes opulence with a large
buttery brass pendant from Aerin Lauder, glossy marble floors and a roomy built-in tub.
A cheerful wash of sunshine yellow curtains inject color into this
soothing space. “I love that with the drapery wide open I have a beautiful view,” says the homeowner.
Designer Allison Willson sure knows how to create drama in a principal bathroom. Slabs of Calacatta marble provide a dramatic backdrop for the elegant tub, sculptural branches and natural wood vanity.
Global vibes abound in this understated bathroom by designers Erin Feasby and Cindy Bleeks, thanks to the earth-toned rug and woven basket hanging on the wall.
Invisible shower walls are having a moment, and this floor-to-ceiling number is no exception. Arabesque-shaped Calacatta marble tiles and a vintage Turkish kilim runner add a global vibe to this hip space.
“I take a bath almost every day and use it as a tool to clear my mind and find my zen,” says Olympic champion
Tessa Virtue of her calming principal bathroom.
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Picture lights, cedar shingles and statement marble in the shower give this
arts and craft home‘s hotel-like bathroom a traditional, yet unexpected feel.
Victorian heritage home‘s bathroom, tongue-and-groove walls, a wooden bench and vintage curved mirrors exude rustic elegance. Plus, the high-tech shower boasts chromotherapy lighting and built-in Bluetooth speakers.
“We added the archway to imbue a European vibe,” says designer Alexandre Blazys of his clients’ Tuscan-inspired home in Hudson, Quebec. “The copper tub cost a fortune, but it’s an amazing showpiece.”
Breezy palm-leaf wallpaper, delicate curtains and a deep soaker tub offer a sense of escapism in this tropics-inspired country bathroom.
Early mornings would be a bit more manageable if they were spent soaking in this copper tub next to the detailed limestone fireplace. Plus, a Lucite chandelier hanging overhead only adds to the luxury of the space.
For a dose of gilded glamour, envelop cabinetry inlay, sconces and a spiky fixture in a glossy brass finish. Plus, marble-like porcelain slabs on the wall are a budget-friendly way to give a luxe look for less.
A feature wall of hand-painted Portuguese tiles takes this bathroom by designer Alison Milne from basic to breathtaking. The
off-kilter tub is an on-trend addition that adds visual interest.
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.
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.
“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.
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.