6 trends to help you transform your bathroom into a stylish sanctuary

Here are some fresh ideas from Atlanta's top designers

1Warm Wood

Photograph by Jeff Herr

Bathrooms can be cold spaces, decked out head-to-toe in tile and metal. But natural wood—like the burlwood floating vanity in this powder room by Terracotta Design Build—can add a warm vibe. Not ready to go all in? Try touches, like a wooden soap dish, wastebasket, or shelf.

2Statement Lighting

Another trend? Bold colors—a departure from the popular whites, grays, and blues—like Sherwin Williams “Greens,” which was the starting point for this room.
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Bathroom light fixtures are no longer an afterthought. Designer Jessica Webber of Webber Coleman Woodworks gave this cheery green bath an edgy twist with these geometric brass pendants from Quorum.

 

Bath trends

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Edith pendant, $690, Arteriors, arteriors­home.com

Bath trends

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Eden medium pendant, $629, Thomas O’Brien, Circa Lighting, circalighting.com

Bath trends

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Edmond pendant, $1,170, Arteriors

3Brass Fixtures

This funky wall and floor tile is from Fireclay Tile.
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Hits of brass have made way for the allover treatment. For her basement renovation, blogger Anna Liesemeyer of In Honor of Design went with the Purist collection by Kohler for plumbing, Schoolhouse Electric for pulls and knobs, and Bellacor for lighting. Hint: The mix-and-match is easier if you don’t mind slight differences in tone.

Bath trends

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Single handle channel vessel faucet, $715, Delta, deltafaucet.com

Bath trends

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Low spout sink faucet with white Carrara handles, $1,480, Kallista, kallista.com

Bath trends

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Acqui wall-mount widespread faucet, price upon request, Rohl, PDI, relyonpdi.com

4Freestanding Tubs

The soaking tub by American Standard gets a tropical backdrop from the Clarke & Clarke wallpaper from Duralee.
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No longer relegated to a dark corner, the bathtub gets its moment in the sun. Whether spotlighted in an alcove or under a sunny window, like in this project by Amy Weaver of Terracotta Design Build, it’s now the star of the room.

Bath trends

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Juliet tub, price upon request, MTI Baths, PDI

Bath trends

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Avalon 72, $8,990, Native Trails, nativetrails.net

Bath trends

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Faces stone tub, price upon request, Porcelanosa, porcelanosa-usa.com

5Wet Rooms

Traditional tile pairings set the stage for a not-so-ordinary soaking and shower space that oozes luxury.
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Who needs doors? The latest luxurious bathrooms are just that—full rooms that can take a splash, giving a spa-like ambiance, as in this one by Renewal Design-Build. Pro tip: The concept also makes for a good space-saving technique in small bathrooms.

6Dramatic Basins

The vanity is an antique candy making table the designer found that was in keeping with the 1920s-era home. The wall-mounted faucet is from Watermark Designs.
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In a powder room, there’s no tub to take center stage. The sink, like this vintage Turkish marble basin in a bathroom by designer Yvonne McFadden, gets a chance to step up.

Bath trends

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Tatra sink in polished copper, price upon request, Native Trails

Bath trends

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Briolette sink, $895, Kohler, Ferguson Kitchen & Bath, ferguson.com

This article appears in our Fall 2018 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.