Luxurious appointments, high-tech innovation, classic looks, and fresh color and pattern. Check out these dreamy bathrooms that have all this and more to inspire your own indulgent retreat.
There’s nothing good about a water leak— unless of course it’s the catalyst for a gorgeous update. Designer Kelly Butler took the opportunity to transform her client’s flooded bathroom by turning the former cave-like space into a cocoon of green and white (Sage Wisdom by Benjamin Moore). “Black, textured tiles had covered an entire wall. Along with the brown floor and shower tiles, the room felt heavy and dark,” Kelly says. “New tile in lighter tones helped brighten the room.”
Kelly was able to salvage the best part—the floating cabinet. “The wood is a nice contrast and provides all the storage needed,” she says. To complement the vanity’s marble countertops, she mixed in new marble and ceramic tile in a variety of sizes and patterns on floors and in the shower to create interest and texture while ensuring a timeless feel.
And before all the new appointments were made, Kelly made sure to reinforce and update all of the old plumbing. This renovation is not only beautiful but also offers the homeowners peace of mind.
Design, mirrors, sconces: K Butler Interiors
Plumbing fixtures: Heritage Kitchen & Bath
Tile: Tile and Stone Market, Huntsville
Designer Lisa Flake strikes a bold, beautiful look in her bedroom and bath with new finishes, a graphic punch, and high-tech luxuries.
Cobalt blue and black have always been part of Lisa’s personal design scheme. When she decided to renovate her bedroom and bathroom, it was just natural that she would carry the favorite hues to her own spaces. “Huge Moroccan cobalt blue vases have been in the front part of our house for years, and I knew this was the color I wanted to continue in the renovation,” Lisa says. Inspiration also struck when she toured a condo designed by Andrew Brown. “After I saw the painted floors, I wanted to move in. But instead, we replicated the look and brought the floors back to our home.”
With the palette firm, Lisa reinstalled most furniture from her original bedroom. “I loved each piece and knew they would take on a different feel with the painted floors and custom bed, bedding, and drapes,” she says.
As a soothing foil, the bathroom is calm, cool, and mostly white. Drama comes through in the shower wall that looks like one continuous slab. “They are actually 10-foot-tall sheets of porcelain that I have been eyeing for years,” says Lisa. “I had dreamed of the day I could use them.”
For added comfort and convenience, Lisa added high-tech appointments. The toilet has a Toto washlet with auto open and heated seat. “It’s easy to add to most toilets,” she says. “All you need is a plug behind thetoilet.” Lighted mirrors over multiple settings. Heated floors extend into the shower, and a towel warmer keeps things cozy.
Design: Caldwell Flake Interior Design
Painting above bed, console, desk, lamps: Hiltz-Lauber
Floor painter: Emily DeBuys
Shower tile: Triton Stone Group
Contractor and tile install: Adrian Bond
Sinks and counters: Alabama Stoneworks
Cabinets: Cantley & Company
Fixtures: Fixtures and Finishes
Hardware: Brandino Brass
A brand-new bath shines with architectural interest, gracious proportions, and plentiful comforts.
When building new, it’s easy to cross everything off your wish list. Designer Mandi Smith T marked her client’s every box when it came to elegant appointments, function, and style while designing this primary bathroom. Soaking tub? Check. Roomy shower? Yes. Custom double vanities That too. There’s also plenty of storage thanks to a built-in dressing table and closet accessed by double doors. Finished in shades of pale gray, white, and cream, the at-home retreat perfectly complements the adjoining bedroom with its neutral hues and soft blue accents.
Interior Design: Mandi Smith T Interiors
Architect: Chad Bryant; C.M. Bryant Architecture, L.L.C.
Builder and cabinets: Slate Barganier Building
Hardware: Brandino Brass
Fixtures: Mayer Lighting
Tile and stone: Robert F. Henry Tile and Triton Stone Group
Paint Color: Swiss Coffee, Benjamin Moore