Lovely Bathrooms

March 15, 2012

There is something to be said about a spacious bathroom especially if you have to share.  Our last ensuite was more of what you would call a “half bath”.  With just a toilet and sink, my husband and I often bumped into each other while getting ready in the morning.  And it was common for all four us to be in there at the same time.  Very squishy, indeed.  Our rental has an ensuite with double sinks and a shower and it feels so luxurious.  The girls have their own bathroom so we don’t have to deal with their bath toys and globs of toothpaste and we feel more grown up all of a sudden.  We’d love for our next ensuite to have more space than our last one but as long as it looks as crisp and clean as one of these, I won’t complain.

  Lonny. Design by Hillary Thomas

You really can’t go wrong if you start off with white.  White cabinets.  White tiles. White fixtures.  Then add all the personality and be more daring with design touches that can easily be swapped out when you’ve had enough.  At least, that’s my approach to design all around.  I love all the collection of art in these bathrooms.  Why not start the day off inspired?

  Lonny. Design by Angie Hranowsky

 Apartment Therapy.  Photos by Laura Moss

via Desire to Inspire.  Photos by Amador Toril

 Remodelista.  Design by Elizabeth Roberts

 Arch Daily. Photos by Fran Parente 

I have to squint really hard to see the potential in most of the bathrooms in the homes we’ve seen so far.  The one we have our eye on has the original 80s “designer” cabinets and there is some cosmetic makeover potential there, thank goodness.  I’m already brainstorming grand renovations for way down the road and the house isn’t even ours yet.  But a girl can dream, right?


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2 Marjut { 03.15.12 at 1:07 am }

All of them are beautiful, but seriously lack storage space.
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3 elisa { 03.15.12 at 2:12 am }

a girl *can* dream, and usually does. about the first two white bathrooms, in particular. i’ve been lucky with gorgeous bathrooms in london and in sussex, but in canada i’m going home to a green sink, and a small green tub, and i may have a little weep about it! there’s nothing quite like a deep old roll-top tub! x

4 Birch + Bird { 03.15.12 at 10:04 am }

You can always close your eyes and “dream” or treat yourself to a night or two at hotel to make up it. :)

5 Hannah { 03.15.12 at 2:48 am }

love love love the subway tile! we are about to start working on our hall bath(long overdue) and i’m dreaming of white and bright! :)
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6 Birch + Bird { 03.15.12 at 10:05 am }

Besides being classic, I’ve found subway tiles to be affordable compared to other trendy options. All the best with your reno…here’s to bubble baths!

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8 ana {bluebirdkisses} { 03.15.12 at 8:58 am }

I dream of having a lovely bathroom. one day. Right now our downstairs bathroom is being used as storage space and the upstairs is looking like a baby bath bomb went off in it. :(
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9 Birch + Bird { 03.15.12 at 10:06 am }

Oh, I hear you. One day…

10 Jen { 03.15.12 at 9:07 am }

Lovely, I’m planning on using white and cream in our new bathroom reno. It’s wonderful to be able to put out special towels and accessories at Christmas and have it all work with a neutral background…
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11 Birch + Bird { 03.15.12 at 10:07 am }

Sounds lovely, Jen! You really can’t go wrong white and cream. :)

12 Alice @ LAX TO YVR { 03.15.12 at 10:52 am }

I’d love a bathroom that can fit 2 sinks and a chair. And subway tiles are so classic. Can’t go wrong with those.

13 Igor { 03.15.12 at 2:32 pm }

Great inspirations here! I love subway tiles in bathrooms! But I also fall for a touch of maritime decor in bathrooms.
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14 Danielle Hardy { 03.15.12 at 8:12 pm }

Beautiful photographs of bathrooms~quite inspirational! Love that second photo, so pretty!
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