It’s where I catch some private reading time, wash away the sins of the day, exfoliate, put on my face, ladyscape, hairscape, brush (for a full 3 minutes) and floss, dress, and spend a considerable amount of time in front of the mirror shaming myself for last night’s brownie offensive. It’s my bathroom and the single most intimate space in any home. No matter your personal style, it should be a sanctuary that allows us to perform all of the behind-the-scenes prep work in comfort.
There’s been quite a surge in contemporary bathroom design and I actually think the reason behind the movement is that the lines are crisp and straight and the overall feel is clean. Additionally I think the simplicity of contemporary design lends itself to easy maintenance. It’s easy to wipe down surfaces that don’t have detailed carvings and moldings. So the modern bathroom retains it’s look and ages gracefully with less effort.
Here some of my favorite modern bathroom design ideas to hit the market recently.
Nothing better than a soaker tub after a long day. I love the shape of this one by Three Rivers Trading Company.
Very cool floor mounted bath faucet. The Atlantis by Three Rivers Trading Company
Refined geometric shapes are all the rage in vanity bowls. These shown are by Duravit
There are so many innovative faucet designs. They’re both artistic and functional. This beauty is from the Elemental Spa Collection by Dornbracht. It can mount on the wall for vanity or bathtub and can mount on the floor for a freestanding tub.
This is another piece from Dornbracht Elemental Spa Collection. This shower head can be ceiling or wall mounted.
Programmable, digital and hands-free are the buzz words in bath fixtures right now. One example is this Allure faucet by Grohe, shown with a wireless digital control. This control has a memory function, pause function and gives a digital readout of water temperature. Adjust temperature with one-finger-touch by tapping the Plus or Minus button.
How cool is this?!?! The Openspace shower enclosure by Duravit creates extra space in your bath. The glass doors fold in against the wall to remove the barrier taking up valuable real estate. Doors can also be mirrored on one side to completely conceal shower fittings. The mirrored door will also create the illusion of enlarging the bathroom.
I love these modern vanities by Dedecker (above and below). These look like custom pieces but Dedecker has made bathroom design easy by offering a number of styles, sizes, finishes so you can put together the vanity of your dreams without the cost of custom design and build.
Even bath accessories are stepping it up. Towel Racks, Toilet Tissue holders and robe hooks are much more fashion forward, ranging in style from the clean, sleek modern to the baroque shapes of the Hollywood glam.