Bathroom Inspiration from All Angles

By Kealia Reynolds

For a space that sees a lot of daily use (it is the starting point of our days—at least, for most of us), the bathroom typically doesn’t get much love. We see kitchens on HGTV undergoing massive renovations (think: subway tile, shiplap, farmhouse sinks, etc.), but bathrooms can go overlooked and are pushed to the side when it comes to décor and design, when in fact a bathroom reno can greatly contribute to your home’s resale value. 

We’ve seen some pretty great bathrooms thanks to our house tours, so we’re sharing the love and showing you snapshots of our favorite bathroom spaces.

Why we like it

The natural light in this bathroom is absolutely stunning and gives the space a spa-like feel. With the pale green and gray tones and cerused wood flooring, this space is a sanctuary for the stress-laden and weary. I could totally imagine soaking in a bubble bath sipping on a glass of Malbec, taking in the peace and quiet.

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Why we like it

That ceiling. Painted by the homeowner herself, this Paul Klee–inspired mural is a colorful explosion in an otherwise white bathroom. I definitely want to get ready in this bathroom, mainly just so I can get lost in the geometric shapes as I brush my teeth or do whatever it is I do in the mornings.

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Why we like it

All you marble lovers out there, meet your perfect match. This bathroom is completely decked out in black marble that stretches from floor to ceiling, and even to the shower—the only part that’s untouched is the ceiling, which is best (doing so might create a vault-like feel). Aside from the mesmerizing marble, this space does a great job of mixing modern materials and presents a clean and polished sanctum.

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Why we like it

Look. At. That. Floor. After scouring all over North Carolina and South Carolina for encaustic cement tiles, the homeowners decided to purchase tile from a California-based company, Cle’ Tile. It comes as no surprise that this master bathroom is one of the homeowners’ biggest indulgences. And we couldn’t agree more—that floor is truly a work of art.

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Why we like it

Clean and simple. This recently renovated southern farmhouse showcases a rustic bathroom and has all of the essentials to make it traditional, yet modern—open shelving, cerused wood floors, and a clawfoot tub (which I am dying to soak in). Chip and Jo would be proud.

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Why we like it

Like a little touch of the country? Looking for an industrial feel? Why not have both? This Boston row home bathroom is the perfect crossroads of urban and modern farmhouse. Subway tile, brass hardware, and an industrial–farmhouse faucet work with the wooden Lazy Susan and the watercolor paintings on the opposite wall. The color contrast between the cabinetry and countertop also enter a sense of continuity in the bathroom space, allowing you to step back and appreciate the bathroom design as a whole.

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Why we like it

We’re all about a hip statement floor. The black and white mosaic tile flooring coordinates with the simple color scheme in this bathroom. Details like the brushed metal faucet and pure vegetable hand soap keep the bathroom feeling cozy and clean at all times.

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