SPG Architects’ Casa Torcida, located in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, uses rich woods and a soft palette in the bathroom, reflecting the abundant flora and fauna native to the property. A frosted glass divider separates the toilet from the rest of the space, which features a jetted tub and an open wood vanity with double sinks. The house is completely “off the grid,” using a water-reclamation system to retain rainwater for use throughout the house. In addition, the house has a solar hot water system, which provides hot water for most of the year.
"The divider in this dining room was original to the midcentury home, so I restored the tracking system and counter before backlighting the burlap panels. The amber glow filters through the panels mimicking candlelight, while the counter provides the perfect spot for sitting and serving," says Shannon Baird, designer and owner of SBaird Design, Portland, Oregon.
Opaque glass and steel walls divide the space without blocking any of the natural light streaming into the contemporary loft. The glass walls offer privacy without taking away any of the openness of the space. The exposed brick walls and oak flooring give the space a warm, organic feel.
A beautiful finish on the gray wall of this shower is the perfect effect to keep from overpowering the room with a solid color. Glass walls create a room division to separate the shower space from the rest of the bathroom. A decorative blue tile pillar supports the rainwater shower head and temperature knobs. A floating bench adds additional storage and a seating option.
For a large space, a room divider can cleverly and stylishly break up the space. This metal and glass one features a mix of textured glass bricks and open spaces, becoming a work of art in its own right.
This beautiful contemporary dining area can be open to the living room and the kitchen, or striped curtain dividers can slide closed for a private dining room. A lit black china cabinet with glass doors provides a beautiful display at the end of a black and white zigzag rug. Turquoise chairs sit at a wooden dining table, and a gold chandelier hangs from the blue ceiling above.
Filtered through a thin gold curtain, this dining area is able to receive some natural light from the large living room windows. The screen divides the rooms without sacrificing the open floor plan. A dark dining table with an interesting glass top filled with rocks sits beneath a rectangular candle chandelier. The table, a stone bench seat and ornate wood dining chairs provide contrast to the light yellow wall and create an intimate dining area.
Small white tile covers this bathroom floor and continues up the wall for a texturized and cohesive design. A glass room dividing wall separates the large, open shower space. A floating sink and floating toilet fit the modern look and leave maximum space available for moving through the room.
A floating double vanity pairs warm woods with bright white countertops, while marble is used to ground the space. The walk-in shower features soft green subway tiles, a glass divider and rainfall showerhead.
In this open dining and living room, the striking two-way fireplace acts as a room divider, and the cool gray concrete creates a modern backdrop. Over the table, glass pendants have an industrial laboratory feel. The stained wood table and chairs and ochre-painted cabinet warm up the space.
The tub and shower in this modern master bathroom combine in a spacious wet room, and the frameless glass divider helps to visually expand the space. Facing wood vanities with built-in storage cabinets create balance and symmetry.
Glass dividers and railings combine with large windows overlooking the Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal to create an open and bright living space. The slatted-wood ceiling defines the living room, which features a powder-coated white metal fireplace. Sleek furniture maintains the contemporary style of the home, while also creating a comfortable space to relax.
This shower room takes spacious to a whole new level. A glass divider wall defines the shower space next to the gold faucet while the rest of the room remains open. Gray marble subway tile surrounds the walls while smaller tile coats the floor. A white claw foot tub rests against the wall opposite the shower with matching gold feet, faucets and towel racks.
To provide some contrast to the mostly white bathroom, dark teal accents can be found adorned to the wall and featured in the countertop's accessories. A modular dark wood vanity floats above the floor, with a brown and white backsplash that adds visual appeal. The large walk-in shower is separated from the rest of the space with a solid glass divider to keep the design bright and open.
This light and bright master bathroom features bold turquoise tiles paired with a white bathroom floor. Frosted glass sliding doors are used as dividers between the bathroom and bedroom, allowing light to pass from space to space.