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Let these stylish bathrooms, ensuites and powder rooms straight from the pages of Real Living magazine inspire you to create the bathroom of your dreams.
Bathrooms are one of the trickiest rooms to design. From colour, shape and textured tile choices, fittings, hardware, and specific layout decisions, it can be an overwhelming process. As the design can’t be changed and reconfigured easily, it’s also crucial to get it right the first time.
From rustic to modern, monochrome or bright and beautiful, let these beautiful bathrooms from the pages of Real Living inspire you to design a swoon-worthy space in your own home. If you’re not here for inspiration, just sit back and imagine yourself in one of these deep bathtubs, B.Y.O wine and bath bubbles.
Because of it’s owner’s aversion to colour, the designers of this minimally renovated Victorian terrace placed a huge emphasis on tone and texture when selecting the fixtures and finishes. In the powder room, a White Emperador marble basin and shelf was custom-made by a stone fabricator, with the off-white pendant from Anchor Ceramics the perfect accompaniment.
Natural materials play a key part in the Hamptons-inspired style bathroom in this beautiful coastal home on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The owners discovered that sandstone in the lower half of the house had been quarried from their block during the original build. Some areas had existing sandstone walls. However this wall had been covered in render and painted white. “We had the render carefully removed to expose the stone again.”
The bold blue tiles in the Mediterranean-inspired bathroom of this Lana Taylor’s modern home were paired with a simple white palette in the rest of the space to let it be the feature. “These tiles are all individual – they don’t come on a mat or anything. We created a random pattern and got our tiler to replicate it,” Lana said.
The bathroom in stylist Pernille Teisbæk’s Copenhagen home features a beautiful blend of materials, with herringbone marble tiles and timber floors meeting perfectly on the floor and exposed beams bringing warmth and character. The mirror is Gubi and the chair is by Philip Arctander.
The glamorous but classic bathroom in Georgie Abay’s Sydney home is a relaxation zone with eye-catching fashion-inspired art, woven baskets, plush towels and a simple colour palette.
The beauty of existing features and an aged patina is hero of this bathroom. Concrete-look tiles with a gorgeous aged grain, brass taps and a timber vanity are complemented by a modern basin and deep egg bath which keeps the look more luxe than ‘old-fashioned’, to suit it’s Byron Bay beach house home.
The bathroom in this modern beach house in Bondi features polished concrete tiles, Laminex cabinetry and New York marble vanity tops to mirror the materials used in the kitchen, creating identical nods to nature and subtle, muted tones.
Timeless finishes and a functional layout mean the bathroom is luxurious but still user-friendly in this 1970s family home. A freestanding bath from Concrete Nation takes pride of place and adds another layer of luxury, as do the beautiful mosaic tiles and brushed-brass fittings.
Soft pink tiles elongate the bathroom walls adding graphic impact this this compact bathroom in a converted garage-turned guesthouse. Space-saving inclusions like recessed shelving, frameless shower screens and large-scale mirrors have been chosen to maximise functionality in a small bathroom.
Textural plaster-finished surfaces and sophisticated brass accents are the standout features of the bathroom in this culinary blogger’s apartment in Hong Kong. A woven basket, wall hooks and vintage stool bring storage and visual warmth to the compact space.
The resort-style bathroom in Magali Pascal’s Bali home is completely open to the elements. Everything from the recycled wood mirror to the natural stone basin and wall sconces were designed by Magali. Earthenware sourced from local antique shops and a jute floor cushion and rug add to the spa-like experience.
This bold bathroom by Arent&Pyke has a crisp, smartened-up feel that’s achieved with the introduction of graphic black elements like the bathtub, vanity detailing and towel rack in this bathroom.
Bright, white and calming, this modern rustic bathroom by stylist Romi Weinberg celebrates texture and the beauty of raw materials, and showcases the best of Mediterranean-inspired design. Terracotta floor tiles and Moroccan tadelakt plaster has been used to produce a peaceful colour palette that can be updated to suit any trend.
“Bathrooms are small spaces that can be luxurious,” said the owner of this charming Parisian apartment. “They are the perfect place to indulge a renovation budget.” Painted in Farrow & Ball’s Studio Green, the colour of the room changes with the light. She wanted a claw foot tub to relax in and found this one on Le Bon Coin. The custom floor tiles are inspired by a design she saw in Spain.
The Apaiser stone bath in the master bedroom ensuite of this spectacular weatherboard home is positioned in the best spot to take in the magnificent ocean view. The bath, along with the basins that were bought as one-offs from Indigo Tile Design, add an organic simplicity to the space. Haughey Group made the timber vanity.
The quaint bathroom in Deb Bibby’s Pittwater beach shack has a curtain to add charm and privacy to the peaceful space. The bath is the Ottocento from Artedomus and the tapware is from The English Tapware Company.
The minimal white bathroom in this refined Palm Beach holiday house, was created using Tiles By Kate subway tiles with Caesarstone benchtops and a luxurious freestanding stone bath from Bathroom Warehouse.