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Ten tranquil bathrooms with dark and soothing interiors

A charred-wood washroom and a monolithic, concrete bathtub feature in this roundup of 10 zen bathrooms that swap traditional white walls for dark, moody hues and tactile materials.



a large tub next to a window: Dark bathroom inside Bathroom of Untitled House, UK, by Szczepaniak Astridge


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Dark bathroom inside Bathroom of Untitled House, UK, by Szczepaniak Astridge



a glass shower door: Dark bathroom inside Untitled House, UK, by Szczepaniak Astridge


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Dark bathroom inside Untitled House, UK, by Szczepaniak Astridge

Untitled House, UK, by Szczepaniak Astridge

Smooth, dark, concrete characterises the walls and monolithic bathtub of this bathroom, which Szczepaniak Astridge designed as part of a house renovation in Camberwell, London.

The bath is screened by stainless steel Crittal windows that enclose a void through the home and is teamed with a bespoke, polished stone sink. According to the studio, the aim was to design a “place to retreat to, to guiltlessly linger and hang out”.

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a sink a mirror and a window: Dark bathroom inside Pioneer Square Loft, USA, by Plum Design and Corey Kingston


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Dark bathroom inside Pioneer Square Loft, USA, by Plum Design and Corey Kingston

Pioneer Square Loft, USA, by Plum Design and Corey Kingston

A washroom, shower, toilet and sauna are all enclosed in the dark, tactile boxes that wrap around the central open-plan living area of this apartment in Seattle, Washington.

Accessed through frosted glass doors, the bathroom facilities have walls and ceilings lined with blackened wood, charred using the traditional Japanese technique called Shou Sugi Ban, while the floors are covered with dark cement tiles.

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a room with a sink and a window: Dark bathroom inside Villa Molli, Italy, by Lorenzo Guzzini


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Dark bathroom inside Villa Molli, Italy, by Lorenzo Guzzini

Villa Molli, Italy, by Lorenzo Guzzini

A palette of serpentine stone, concrete and smokey, natural lime plaster gives rise to the atmospheric interiors of this bathroom in Villa Molli, a dwelling overlooking Lake Como in Sala Comacina.

It forms part of one of the house’s large bedrooms, in an effort

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