Sometimes, a storage unit can play more than one role in a space, as in this contemporary master bath designed by Alisha Hillary. “The towel caddy was installed between the vanity and the toilet primarily to stop the view straight to the toilet when walking into the bathroom,” says Hillary. “It also serves as a great spot to store hand towels or candles and other small decorative items. The small stone feature tile running up behind the caddy references back to the travertine on the floor.”
Quirky, colorful book cover wallpaper makes a major statement in this small bathroom. Simple decor, like thin brass wall sconces, a wooden mirror and white marble vanity, balance the bold paperback pattern.
With a pedestal sink, cabinet for linens and a stall shower all in the same spot, this bathroom really maximizes its small footprint. Patterned tile adds some interest to the floors, while still complementing -- rather than competing with -- the white subway tile backsplash.
An all-white palette and reflective surfaces give this New York bathroom a crisp, clean look. Subway tile with a subtle sheen form a wainscot on the walls and encircle the tub-shower combo, while glass shower doors visually expand the small space.
Mixed colors, materials and shapes provide the unique flavor of this Mediterranean-inspired powder bathroom. Carved out of a niche under the staircase in a 1920's Dallas home, the art deco mirror gives tribute to the home's heritage, while fresh surfaces modernize the space.
A minimalist vanity with an undermount sink lends sleek, streamlined style to this transitional-style bathroom. The stacked stone tiles lining the wall add depth to the space, while staggered hanging pendants and a tall, narrow mirror create a brightening, opening effect.
White hexagonal tile provides texture on the walls of this contemporary bathroom, while patterned black-and-white floor tile brings the space visual punch. The rich wood tone of the floating vanity helps ground the room and warm up the palette of cool neutrals.
Expand your mirrors. In this bathroom, Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta surrounded an existing recessed medicine cabinet with sheet mirror on the top and both sides, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design. This glamorous extra is easier and more affordable than it looks and makes the room appear much larger.