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Bath Time

Surround yourself in beauty and personal style.


Designer Barclay Butera took over this Harbor Island already- in-progress project from Details A Design Firm, who had specified beautiful plumbing fixtures, including this silver- clad tub from Devon & Devon, as well as a toilet from Toto, both through Ferguson. Says Butera, “The client built this property to be near family and they wanted a glamorous but inviting and comfortable home. We gave it a fresh, sophisticated, coastal vibe.” Photography by Manolo Langis

Whether for a Caribbean hideaway or an ultra- modern loft, the bath is one place where ultimate comfort presides, and must coexist side-by-side with style. Critical elements like counter space, storage, and lighting are just a few of the things to think about when creating the perfect escape. While clinical white tile is still a popular option, so is color—from deeply veined marble and brilliant stone and glass, to wallcoverings, cabinetry, even tubs, there are countless ways to add color to the bath. On these pages, a collection of elegant options livens up the most personal of personal spaces.

Nolte Küchen

For a project in Brooklyn, 7Haus created this primary bath with cabinetry by Nolte Küchen. By drawing upon the brand’s extensive range of styles, colors, finishes, and materials the design team ensured that the client found precisely what they were looking for and created a cohesive design across every space, ensuring a harmonious flow and aesthetic unity throughout.

Bakes & Kropp

In this newly built home in Watermill, New York, the designers at Bakes & Kropp were tasked with creating a sense of warmth in an ultramodern space. Employing their Soft Modern design delivered a contemporary feel curbed by the collection’s classic elements. The inset, artisan Emerson cabinetry in a stained cerused walnut creates an inviting feel, and the metal inlay introduces modern flair.