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Baths Design


For maximum impact, introduce color, texture, and pattern into the bath.

Wallpaper is a brilliant way to add drama and interest in the bath or powder room. Graphic or tropical patterns have a mural effect, and can enhance a room that can frequently has unusual proportions or a lack of natural light. Even small powder rooms can be transformed with skillful selection and application of the correct materials. When it comes to the bath, it’s important to choose materials like vinyl or treated paper that can withstand water and steam, but in a powder room there are no restrictions. Barbara Sallick, author and co-founder of Waterworks says, “I can’t think of a better place to experiment with some funky wall covering than a small bath. The drama ratio is high and the expense can be low because so little material is needed.” Get inspired with our portfolio of glamorous baths.

Lucas Goldbach of En Masse Architecture & Design

Lucas Goldbach of En Masse Architecture & Design created this bath to reflect the well- traveled élan of his clients. “We wanted to pay homage to some of their favorite places to visit. The bedroom (reflected in the mirror) references suiting while the bathroom is akin to a silk tie or ascot to bring in the clients’ personal style. Because the Georgian Grid Phillip Jeffries wallcovering is so tailored and classic, it pairs in perfect harmony with the bold peacock print by Schumacher.” Photography by Ryan McDonald

Christa O’Leary

Designer Christa O’Leary was charged with creating a functional space with awkward window placement for two girls. She says, “We decided to have a barn-door-style mirror custom-made to cover the windows. It allows privacy when necessary and light when that is preferred. We wanted to have a fun, whimsical feel to this bathroom so we used a jellyfish wallpaper from Thibault, which echoes a custom jellyfish mosaic on the opposite wall (not shown).” Lighting by Hudson Valley Lighting through CAI Designs. Photography by Michael J. Lee

Michelle Plachter + SuzAnn Kletzien

Left: For this powder room, SuzAnn Kletzien created a classic and timeless space in rich, dark green, the client’s favorite color. A curvaceous, gold-framed mirror echoes the gold scarabs of Scalamandré’s Audrey wallpaper in dark green, from the L’Hotel Collection. Faucet by Waterworks. Lighting by Visual Comfort, through CAI Designs. Photography by Dustin Halleck
Right: Michelle Plachter’s client wanted this powder room to feel like a jewel box. “The space was extremely small, so I thought it was important to have some glistening surfaces,” she shares. “I used Phillip Jeffries’ Woven Wood wallpaper in Lagoon as a jumping-off point. It was perfect because it has gold running throughout the pattern. I then selected a shimmering, small-square mosaic tile for the floor, and Benjamin Moore’s Hidden Falls 714 to match. Photography by Rebecca McAlpin

Kaufman Segal Design

In Naples, Florida, Kaufman Segal Design created a layered, relaxed home with an abundance of room for the clients, their children and grandchildren, and guests to enjoy. The pool house adds an additional area for overnight guests and for outdoor living, but the designers made sure to keep the cohesiveness of design throughout the house and outdoor areas. The pool house bath is covered in a print with muted tones and a tropical feel, by Harlequin, through Sanderson Design Group. Photography by Blaine Johnathan