Jamie earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design from Brenau University in Atlanta, Georgia and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Business Law from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She is an NCIDQ Registered Interior Designer offering her clients a comprehensive background with 15 years of interior design experience, 10 of those years as owner of her own design studio, and 15 years of experience in the financial sector of corporate business.

Kern’s body of work has been widely published. Her work has been recognized by the American Society of Interior Designers for design excellence and featured as a case study in the interior design textbook “Beginnings of Interior Environments” for the education of up-and-coming interior designers. Her work is featured in the hardback anthology “Modern Interior Design – American Collection” published in 2010.

Modern Bathroom Design Ideas

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.


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Malta Freestanding Bath Tub by Three Rivers Trading Company

Nothing better than a soaker tub after a long day.  I love the shape of this one by Three Rivers Trading Company.

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Very cool floor mounted bath faucet.  The Atlantis by Three Rivers Trading Company

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Refined geometric shapes are all the rage in vanity bowls.   These shown are by Duravit

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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.

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This is another piece from Dornbracht Elemental Spa Collection.  This shower head can be ceiling or wall mounted.

modern bathroom design ideas

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.

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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.

modern bathroom design ideas

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.modern bathroom design ideas

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.
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