Archive | Bathrooms

Ideas for bathrooms from traditional to modern to inspire renovating, redecorating or planning a dream spa.

Bathroom Barn Doors

barn door bathrooms - industrial style galvanized steel bathroom barn door in a loft space - mell lawrence architects via atticmag

The sliding door trend is in full swing with bathroom barn doors showing up in style.

Sometime in the next year I’m planning to expand our powder room into the garage to create a full bath on our first floor. That would entail adding about 6 inches to the existing doorway.  A sliding door makes sense. So bathroom barn doors have been on my radar.  Three examples I found show that they really can work well for baths, providing there’s enough adjacent space to slide away. And owing to their popularity there’s a wide variety of hardware available to make almost any door work.… Continue Reading


Statement Making Powder Room Sinks

powder room sinks - bowl shaped stone vessel sink on a rustic wood slab - Cico Books via Atticmag

Powder room sinks with unique personalities help set the styles for guest baths — from modern to traditional.

Here’s the thing about powder room sinks: the focus is often on the style of the vanity instead of the basin. But for me, the sink’s the thing. That’s why I especially favor statement-making sinks in powder rooms. A fabulous lavabo can be mounted on top of a conventional vanity, or on the wall, on a piece of furniture, or even on top of a plank and still make the point. The more original and memorable the sink, the more successful the look.… Continue Reading


Bathroom Wallpaper Classics

bathroom wallpaper - Thibaut Tanzania wallpaper, black on cream - Jessica Claire via Atticmag

Some designers favor bathroom wallpaper for its power to add color, pattern and a specific style to a bath.

Bathrooms are often difficult to decorate because, on average, they tend to be smaller than other rooms and their functional elements often chop things up. But an overall wallpaper pattern can be a unifying feature in a bath, in addition to adding visual interest.

I’m often surprised — though I shouldn’t be — at the sheer numbers of wallpapers on the market.When I see one I particularly like it’s often impossible to locate the source, at least online. And wallpaper is an area where young designers are weighing in with new patterns — most recently I received images of 3D wallpapers generated by a design group in New York.… Continue Reading


Modern Pink Bathroom

modern pink bathroom - pale pink master bath with Duravit console sink in a Swedish loft apartment - via Atticmag

Eccentric and hip, a modern pink bathroom in Sweden provides a current take on 1980s color. But that’s not all…

A stunning duplex apartment on the top floor of a 19th century building in Gothenburg Sweden has a modern pink bathroom with a retro, cotton candy wall color that hasn’t been seen since the 1980s. Sure, we see pink baths in cottage-style homes occasionally and who can forget that bubblegum pink front door in our Eclectic Entrance post? But this same pink master bath also has one of the most surprising features I’ve ever seen — one that is framed by the pastel walls which makes it all the more unusual.… Continue Reading


French Door Shower


In a vintage-look bathroom, a French door shower partition was created from a salvage door.

Renovated baths can get interesting when the owners are vintage furniture dealers and stylists like Brady and Tiffany Ross, of Frisco, Texas who posted photos of their home on houzz. The shower partition [top] garnered instant buzz due to the appealing look and the budge-wise approach. A salvaged French door, with divided lights, was painted, waterproofed and installed as a fixed partition.

Because details are important when you want to “steal” a look, the owner was generous enough to explain that the shower measures 60-inches long by  30-inches wide — a standard size for a small bath.… Continue Reading


Whimsical Green Bathrooms

green bathrooms - sea green girls bath with green tile floor and green vanity cabinet pulls - LDA Architecture an Interiors via Atticmag

When décoristas discuss green bathrooms these days, are they talking about color or sustainability?

The answer is: green bathrooms can be either or both. As the creator of a soothing Seafoam Bathroom, I naturally gravitate to soft watery and minty green hues. But I also enjoy a bit of brashness in the bathroom — so many are beautiful but bland.

The playfulness of a blue-green bath [top], designed for a young girl, caught my immediate attention.  With its green mosaic-tile floor, seaspray walls and zany green glass pulls on the cream-colored vanity, it has a toothpaste-fresh look. And I truly covet that quirky pair of mirrors with painted arabesque frames.… Continue Reading