March 30, 2010

What I'm Seeing in Design Trends, Part 3: Bathrooms

I'm going to be away for a week, but I thought I might leave you with some bathroom trends to ponder.  This is what I'm seeing as new (some not-so-new) trends in bathrooms.  The photos I collect tend to show larger bathrooms, likely because smaller bathrooms are so difficult to photograph and therefore there just aren't as many photos out there.  But bits and pieces of these themes can be carried over into small bathrooms for a very similar look.

"Floating cabinets", modern glam, lots of white...

from Desire to Inspire 

Polished finishes (specifically nickel), vertical mirror strips behind sink with tile on either side, wall sconces...

source unknown (sorry!)

Natural materials, curbless showers...
 
source unknown (sorry!)

Warm taupe-gray colors with whites and a little high-polish glam... a combination of natural and crisp geometric materials...

Pebble floors, vanity areas in center of room, open vanity cabinets...

Chandeliers and other elegant lighting in place of traditional wall-mount light bars...

Wood floors (be careful!), wood trim, freestanding tubs... looks more like a regular room with furniture than a bathroom...
Charcoal gray or black cabinets...
from Amoroso Design via Desire to Inspire
Large showers being more important than big tubs...
from Amoroso Design via Desire to Inspire