Asian-Inspired Spa Bathroom With Rain Shower and Freestanding Tub
Designer Jennifer Gilmer wanted a large freestanding tub and a shower in her master bath, but lacked the room to put them side by side. A trip to Japan inspired her to combine the two in an open space — this arrangement is common there. The light-flooded modern bathroom, with black mosaic tiled floor and insets and tan subway tile walls, features a deep sink, ceiling-mounted rain shower and oval-shaped pedestal bathtub.
This beautiful bathroom, part of the master bedroom suite, has all the daintiness of a flower. Instead of filling the space with pattern, a few strips are carefully selected, then accented by the glossy floating vanity and gray-stained flooring.
The colors in this space are intended to be warm and welcoming. The exposed beams throughout both rooms offer a natural, down to earth feel, while in the bathroom, the doors are made of rich cherry wood, making the space warmer, and the bold yellow and blue hues continue to brighten the space and make it inviting.
After a day of sunbathing or swimming in the pool, this guest bathroom becomes the perfect space to freshen up. A large vanity keeps essentials like towels and soap close, while a glass door opens to the shower.
This spacious bathroom is a lovely mix of elegance and simplicity. Lots of windows and large mirrors fill the room with natural light. The wooden touches like the floating vanity bring warmth and an organic note.
On the opposite side of the master bathroom, stones, wood and mosaic tiles continue the rich layering of textures. Vessel sinks leave enough countertop space to fit two in as well as a dressing table area.
Never underestimate the power of art, even in the bathroom. Oversized artwork can make a dominant design statement in a bathroom. Here, the large image and neutral colors of this smiling Buddha, selected by McNeal Walker Interiors for $20 at a home discount store, create a tranquil focal point and draw the eyes up and away from the more functional parts of the room.
Japanese design sensibility is simple, tranquil and based on natural materials. Because it uses ancient principles of visual harmony, it isn’t likely to overstay its welcome in your home. This peaceful Zen bath created by Tenhulzen Residential is anchored by a Japanese soaking tub and fir woodwork.
This master bathroom is as peaceful as can be. In the corner, a large walk-in shower looks as light as air with glass walls and a window. There's a delicate soaking tub set up on a marble platform. Clean-lined benches and drawers are a pop of contrast, as well as handy storage.