Black and white brought strong accents and drama to many of the recent popular bathrooms. In this large bath, a vanity crafted by Timber Trails brings in a big dollop of black, while mirror frames and accent tiles add smaller touches.
Style note: High ceilings need tall gestures. This ceiling soars to 15 feet, and the mirrors over the sinks extend from the faucets up to the base of the vault.
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Style note: A way to enjoy a shower surround like this without dreading the glass cleaning so much is to place pane dividers on the outside of one large sheet of glass and to leave the inside of the shower stall plain. That way it’s easier to clean.
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Hexagonal tiles have always been a favorite among those who like to play with geometry, but until recently, it was hard to find much variety beyond a few standard sizes and colors. That has changed lately with hex tiles available in all kinds of sizes, colors and finishes. This makes it possible to add hexagonal tiles to a wide variety of design styles. For example, small black and white hex tiles go well with Victorian-era homes, while large colorful hex tiles suit a bathroom that nods to midcentury modern design.
In this Las Vegas bathroom designed and built by homeowners Ivana and Sean Jorgensen, a 4-inch hex tile keeps things interesting without distracting from the fabulous midcentury modern dresser-turned-vanity.
Style note: A space-saving wall-mounted faucet eases the transformation.
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Style note: Pencil tiles in black frame the front of the niches.
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Advances in digital printing have brought us all kinds of possibilities for tile today, and a Houzzer favorite is a tile that resembles the soft and weathered look of beautiful driftwood. Architect Laurie Kruhoeffer opted for driftwood-like porcelain planks on her master bathroom floor. Using simple, unadorned forms like the minimalist freestanding bathtub, floating rectilinear vanity and clear glass shower surround puts the focus on the thoughtful mix of materials.
Style note: Loose pebbles underneath the vanity correspond with the shower’s pebble tile floor.
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Style note: The mix of traditional cabinetry and countertops with a more contemporary mosaic tile accent, chandelier and sculptural tub results in a relaxing transitional vibe. And the intricate handcrafted woodcarving gives the room personality.
Intricate woodcarving also marks this bathroom in Moscow. Along with the stone-covered walls, the wood sculptures and a sink that looks as if it were carved from a rock, it brings a calm and peaceful feeling to the room. In fact, it feels more like a meditation room than a loo.
Style note: Check out the minimalist shape of the vanity. It’s just a basic open box that’s mounted to the wall.
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Houzzers are finding their way back to natural wood finishes, which fell out of favor and were replaced by painted white over the past few years. In this case, the wood also has meaning through its history — architect Jennifer Tulley salvaged redwood from the job site and had it repurposed into the vanity.
Style note: The thick profile of the countertop balances out the wood. And the strong horizontal line adds a modern touch.
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In this traditional bathroom by Studio McGee, the blue-gray wallcovering above the vanity provides a strong backdrop for a pair of large mirrors and a substantial double sconce. The expanse is not interrupted by the line of a backsplash.
Style note: Floating the vanity off the floor makes the room feel larger because of the increased visible floor space.
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Brass, gold and other warm metallic finishes continued to trend in many of the other popular new bathroom photos. This bathroom by Sato Architectsis an example of the look.
Style note: A handheld shower makes cleaning your body and your bathroom easier. Think about adding one, especially if you are considering aging in place in your home.
Your turn: What materials, colors and features are you considering for your bathroom renovation? Did anything in a Houzz photo spark inspiration? Let’s talk in the Comments.
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