With elegant doors opening between bedroom and ensuite and finely detailed elements paired with a minimalist feel, this parental master suite provides a restful retreat from the children and the bustle of daily life
One sleek bathroom, three uses
This bathroom – part of the architect's own home that he also designed – serves as an ensuite, main bathroom and a guest bathroom. Modern and minimalist, it includes a secret entrance when used by guests
This new master ensuite forms a mini-extension to the existing bedroom – hexagonal tiles and a frosted glass window create a quiet space that is still within earshot of the children
Fresh, coastal feeling
Through evocative colours and patterns (and windows), this master ensuite by Damian Architects in an estuary-side home never lets its occupant forget that he or she is near the waterline
Celebrating the old and the new
This master bathroom – reinvented at the same time as a renovation and contemporary expansion of the traditional home by designer Jason Klumpp – includes a skylight directly over the tub.
Wave-textured tiles and sandy colour scheme match home’s seaside setting
Extending the length of the existing bathroom provided space for a sculptural tub and a level walk-in shower in this beach house bathroom renovation by owner and architect Wayne Houston.
The shower? Turn left at the sculpture
Looking more like an art gallery than a bathroom, this ensuite's generous size allowed for a free-standing tub, a large shower and even a contemporary designer urn on a stone plinth – with plenty of space in between
More space doesn't have to mean floor space
For this ensuite by Hither Consulting, the ceiling was removed to reveal the home’s traditional architectural lines, accentuated by uplighting
Blue tiles and warm wood make cheerful companions in these light-filled bathrooms
One long towel rail or several short chrome towel rails arranged in a pleasing way? This bathroom turns a functional element into a pleasing wall feature.
Make it light
When you want to improve an existing bathroom that’s tiny and dark, sometimes the only way forward is to create an addition to contain a totally new master suite.
Brass is best
For this project, the owners wanted a bathroom space that would offer a sanctuary away from the world – one that expressed their outlook on life.
Want an unbroken view and good ventilation? This design nails both
When your windows need to maximise stunning outlooks, yet provide understated ventilation then the approach taken in this design might well be the best solution
Soothing geometry – lux six-sided marble tiles complete this bathroom
A feature wall of hexagonal marble wall tiles offers an understated yet key feature in this resort-style bathroom
Want to apply makeup or titivate but there’s no room on the vanity proper and the dressing area is too dark? One solution is a dedicated makeup station, as in this rural bathroom by designers Yellowfox
Playful, angular home makes all the right connections – bathrooms
This master bathroom is finished in marble and wood – balancing warm and cool surfaces in a home that also features concrete flooring.
There's nothing like a dramatic entrance to your master suite
This substantial door on a semi-industrial track signals entry to a master suite by designer Nar Bustamante.
Tall and good looking
This transforming renovation by EJ Building optimises space with a tall, wall-hung cabinet. A translucent glass door gives you an idea of the cabinet's contents rather than a clear view, for a more demure aesthetic
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Personality-plus powder room
Glamour and practicality come together in this theatrical powder room which also includes a thoughtful cultural reference
Clean lines and a restrained palette create a sense of drama in a design that re-invents how a bathroom is used
Appealing symmetry meets combined functionality in this seamlessly merged bathroom and dressing space
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A simple, natural palette gives this ensuite a refined yet relaxed feel
This master suite is all open and connected, while marble-look porcelain surfaces give the ensuite a sense of enveloping luxury
How clever design overcame this incredibly narrow bathroom footprint
The bathroom in this home is a great example of how a project’s biggest design challenge can end up being the stand out feature. Discover how it masterfully overcame its narrow 1.4m x 8m space
Classic furniture and distressed tiles give this bathroom a sense of history
With ‘found’ solid wood furniture pieces and tiles that seem to peel back layers of history, this bathroom achieves a charming, French rustic aesthetic.
This powder room proves small spaces can feel powerful
The materials used in this powder room make it feel bulletproof. Discover how a moody material palette and thoughtful lighting design has taken this small space to the next level
This suite is straight out of a Bond movie
Dramatic sculpted zones; secret panels and doors; a pop-up television; refined woodworking; and flowing, glittering surfaces are just some exciting touches that make this master suite ideal for our favourite spy
How luxe materials and a unique layout sets this ensuite apart from the rest
Designed as a series of considered spaces, this ensuite gives functional design a stylish name. Read on to find out how designer Darren James turned practical pieces into special design moments
Modern bathroom benefits from balanced layout and a light-filled shower
Symmetry plays a part in this bathroom’s striking presence. However, perhaps its most elemental pleasure is tucked away out of sight
When it comes to lighting your bathroom, brightest isn't always the best
Often the understated lighting design is the most flattering one. This dark, masculine bathroom lightens its presence with subtle under-vanity lighting and low-set windows that let a bath occupant take in garden views
Open expression – this vanity is proudly on show
Out of sight is best, right? Clean-lined and contemporary, this custom steel-framed vanity is all about storage and display. It forms part of a glass-walled hotel ensuite that’s visually open to the adjacent bedroom
Home’s architecture capitalises on views – including from master suite
This master ensuite design makes the most of dramatic outlooks while offering a light-filled, airy aesthetic
Porcelain sheet, marble and wood create an upmarket feel in this master ensuite
Luxurious elements, flowing, organised spaces and a sense of drama all come together in this merged master bathroom and walk-in closet
Wave-textured tiles and sandy colour scheme match home’s seaside setting
Extending the length of the existing bathroom provided space for a sculptural tub and a level walk-in shower in this beach house bathroom renovation
White bathroom with lead light window and undermount basins balances modern with traditional
A claw bathtub, custom window, wainscoting and pendant lighting bring character to this renovated bathroom by designer Leonie von Sturmer
As with an abstract painting, a minimalist bathroom benefits from a sense of balance
Clean, bold lines with minimal detailing encourages the eye to see a design in more abstract terms, so balance is important. Designer Davinia Sutton achieves just that in this modern bathroom within an architectural home
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Commercial Design Trends Vol. 35/2C
The world of hotel design is changing, with a move away from bland repetition of a chain’s design template to giving guests a unique experience that reflects the location they’re visiting. In this issue of Commercial Design Trends, we look at how that’s been implemented in three quite different hotels – the TWA Hotel in the iconic 1960s TWA terminal at JFK Airport, the Sudima Christchurch City and Montreal’s new Hotel Monville.