A Vermont Soapstone Co. sink anchors the bathroom, while birds, branches, flora, and fauna dot the walls in a classic nature-inspired William Morris paper.
A breezeway links the house to the freestanding primary suite, whose bathroom vanity resembles a piece of furniture.
The Kohler tub commands a view framed by Kathryn M. Ireland fabric.
The shower stall also curves, its handmade tiles adding texture and shine.
The primary suite’s bath is all about the movement of water; the tub’s form recalls the trough of a wave between two crests.
Arnold engaged Maine craftsman Tim Hill to build the primary bath’s custom his-and-her vanities that evoke waves and water in the subtle inward curve on the fronts. The dark wall highlights the cabinetry finish, which is meant to continue the driftwood theme.
Shades of blue crop up throughout the home, including in the primary bath; the artwork is by Ken Sloan and the light fixture is from Oly.
LED lighting above the vanity and shower and around the mirrors eliminates the need for ceiling- or wall-mounted lights in the primary bathroom; a bottom-up shade affords privacy for the tub.
A niche in the primary bath cocoons a soaking tub.
The basketweave marble tile inset in the primary bath flooring complements both the double vanity and the tub.
The soaking tub is “positioned for the best views of the property,” says the husband.
Manganello’s bath contrasts a zellige mosaic from Tiles of Lucca on the wall with Waterworks marble tiles on the floor.
The powder room’s whimsical wallpaper is from Pierre Frey; its vessel sink, from Made Goods, sits on dramatically figured stone.
Vanities painted Benjamin Moore Gunmetal are paired with mirrored walls concealing medicine cabinets.
Both the primary bedroom and bath have stenciled walls hand-painted by artist David Faust in a reed-and-shell motif that recalls cattails found in saltwater marshes.
The powder room off the mudroom is papered in Pierre Frey Otomi and tiled in a tomato-red Ann Sacks ceramic tile.
A deep soaking tub in the primary bath—the Soca freestanding tub by Maax—is a meditative spot for taking in the view; the vintage rug is from Azalea Home & Gift in Niantic.
The designers were tasked with taking the edge off a starkly modern primary bath, so they added pale lavender wallpaper and a plush, slightly freeform vanity bench.
While most of the home’s furniture and artwork is new, Silver hung a metal sculpture from the owners’ existing collection in the primary bath.
Behind the kitchen, Austin converted a back hallway into a mudroom and added a five-foot-by-five-foot powder room swathed in Christian Lacroix wallpaper.
The first-floor primary bath features mirrors from Villa & House, sconces from The Urban Electric Co., and a vintage chair.
The Calacatta gold marble floors and vanity top give the primary bath its warmth.
In the neighboring bath, white-oak vanities flank the water closet doorway; the tiles are from Marrakech Design and the lights are Hollis+Morris.
In the primary bath, the long double vanity, which includes a make-up table, was designed by Gates and fabricated by Driftwood Cape Cod
The bath off the upstairs bunk room has an Endless Summer vibe thanks to the surfboard wallcovering by Studio Four NYC.
The Porcelanosa soaking tub and waterfall quartz shower bench signal that the primary bath was designed with relaxation in mind.
The primary bath’s custom vanity, also designed and built by C&M, repeats on the other side of the room. The fixtures and mirror are from Waterworks, and the tile is from The Tile Room on Nantucket.
A handsome woodgrain vanity coexists happily with a more coastal-comfortable shower clad in sea-glass-like tiles.
Green and gilt decorative vases from Hindman auctioneers add an unexpected pop of color to the guest bathroom.
The shade pops up again in the powder room, which is sheathed in a Thibaut wallpaper.
The homeowner requested a vacation feel for the primary bath, which has nickel-gap walls and a Palmer Industries vanity.
Above the new garage, guest quarters feature a bath adorned with CW Stockwell wallpaper; the album cover on the right comes from The Incredible Casuals, a Cape Cod band that performed in Wellfleet every summer, says builder Doug Whitla.
The powder room includes a fossilized marble sink from Burlington Marble & Granite; the custom floating drawer holds essentials without overwhelming the small space.
In the primary bath, the tile—zellige on the walls and herringbone cement on the floor—was sourced from Clé.
“We wanted to do something different for the accent wall, so we chose cross-shaped concrete tiles that are handmade in Morocco in the colors the pool reflects,” Scales says of the bathroom.
Banker’s solution for handling the “enormous” upstairs bathroom was to select a larger-than-life wallpaper by Clarence House and accent it with a shower curtain custom made with Les Indiennes fabric.
The powder room walls feature a print from C.F.A. Voysey; the custom vanity is topped with reclaimed marble, and the fittings are from Sigma Faucet.
A petrified-wood stool adds an earthy touch to the primary bath.
Hand-painted fish swim across the walls of the powder room.
Interesting angles in this upstairs bath invited creativity: the subdued floral wallpaper takes the place of what otherwise would have been a “boring” paint job on the sloped ceiling, says interior designer Sarah Eilers.
In the primary bath, the vanity’s rounded finger-pull cutouts echo the mirrors and sconces above; the marble countertop is from Cumar and the tile floor is Ann Sacks.
“I always think powder rooms should be memorable,” says Elms, who achieved just that thanks to a concrete sink and bold, colorful wallpaper.
The powder room features a limestone sink from Stone Forest, aged-brass fittings from Jaclo, and Inax tile.
The primary bath contains a custom vanity, Olympian White Danby marble countertops, Porcelanosa floor tile, and wall tile from Inax.
Need A Hand sconces from Sedgwick & Brattle illuminate a powder room.
A powder room gets a dose of drama with Clarence House’s Tibet wallpaper in pinks, blues, and turquoise.
The team at Warren Construction Group built the Corian sink and vanity in the second-floor guest bathroom.
The primary bath was gutted to make way for custom walnut double vanities and marble mosaic flooring from New Ravenna.
Herbst used the same technique in the primary bath, where a Kohler tub shares space with a chair that the owners’ daughter made in high school.
Herrick & White crafted the primary bath’s cabinetry.
A new powder room provides a dose of drama.
The tub in the primary bath is so heavy, a piano mover was brought in to put it in place.
The primary bath features floating oak shelves and a floating oak vanity.
The vanity’s middle cabinet pulls out—almost like a spice rack—to reveal double-sided storage for each of the homeowners’ personal items.
When the shower is in use, the lighting in the stall automatically turns on, and the vanity mirrors contain a heating element that prevents them from fogging up.
Almost every surface is sheathed in solid stone, including the Pacific Gray marble walls, the Sugar marble moldings and trim, and the waterjet mosaic floors featuring Carrara, Bardiglio, and Pacific Gray marbles.
The lack of hardware on the concrete-topped vanity draws attention to the Watermark sink fittings, which, according to Sigalow, help drive home the industrial look.
Sigalow wanted the focus of the room to be the simple-yet-sculptural soaking tub by Victoria + Albert.
Elissia Sigalow knew she wanted something different and bold for the shower enclosure, so she designed a black metal-and-glass grid that complements industrial elements found elsewhere in the home. Inside is a sleek concrete bench.
Lindsay swapped a built-in double vanity for two washstands with Regency-style metal legs from Palmer Industries and Blue de Savoie marble with a traditional curved backsplash
The stand-up makeup chest is topped with Blue de Savoie marble, which also appears on the washstands. “Using the same stone makes this item feel like it belongs in the room,” says Lindsay.
The bath’s focal point comes courtesy of a hand-painted de Gournay panel and a soaking tub from Crosswater London. “The paper adds depth to the space,” says Lindsay.
The primary bathroom features a custom oak vanity with Waterworks fixtures and Urban Electric Co. brass sconces.
A nineteenth-century French door opens into the pool bath, where a Loon Peak vanity is fitted—appropriately enough—with sliding barn doors.
This hall bath is quite compact, but Sayeed still managed to deliver a luxurious space packed with amenities, from a well-lit linen closet to a towel warmer.
The designer had to work around the three original windows that couldn’t be touched due to the home’s historic status. A frosted-glass cover protects the existing window in the new shower from moisture.
In the enlarged primary bath, three-inch-square glass tiles from Waterworks cover both the vanity backsplash and the shower walls. Designer Vani Sayeed chose the tile for its “tortoise-shell sensibility” and the way its irregular surface catches the light.
The designer enlarged the existing bath, borrowing additional space from a bedroom closet. Opposite the main shower is a birch vanity and an adjacent water closet.
The sauna features a cedar interior and a hemlock exterior as well as accent lighting “to keep up the ambience,” notes designer Teri Maher.
This green shade is carried into the shower, which is sheathed in tile from Art of Tile & Stone. Hirsch chose black hardware to lend a youthful touch.
Benjamin Moore Nile Green was the jumping-off point in this boy’s bath designed by Nicole Hirsch. Custom cabinetry without any hardware maintains a contemporary feel.
Sconces from Vaughan illuminate the vanity, which the designer spruced up with paint and a new marble countertop.
A coat of Pavilion Gray from Farrow & Ball warms the previously white-walled primary bath; Waterworks fixtures flank an existing tub sheathed in nickel.
A deep blue-gray vanity adds zip to the primary bathroom.
The Scandi vibe continues in the primary bath; Robern medicine cabinets and Allied Maker pendants hang over a Bianco Alanur marble countertop.
The primary bathroom’s walk-in shower features Akdo tile that, according to the designer, “adds a modern twist to the transitional space.”
Galbraith & Paul’s Lotus wallpaper in the powder room off the foyer complements the adjacent room’s grasscloth and makes a subtle impact.
Romo wallpaper depicting an abstract garden envelopes the powder room.
Marble tile from Ann Sacks on the bathroom floor and walls features a faint blue undertone; one side of a teak bench mounts to the shower wall.
Najnigier designed the slatted-oak vanity, which was built by RF McManus Company.
The primary bath boasts a BainUltra tub with a House of Rohl filler, Carrara marble tile, and another Paris Ceramics fireplace.
Duffy enveloped the powder room in a Harlequin wallpaper and outfitted it with a WS Bath Collections sink, Brizo faucet, and Arteriors mirror.
The lower level’s new powder room packs a dramatic punch with its azure tiles in a herringbone pattern and a vintage-style sink with exposed plumbing. “We were going for a Downton Abbey look here,” Karen Calo says.
The powder room off the kitchen also has a green theme, thanks to a rattan-inspired print from These Walls.
A single paint color lends cohesiveness to the primary bathroom’s intersecting planes; the tub is the only item remaining from the original house.
In the primary bath, his-and-her vanities stand opposite one another. Above both vanities, Farmer layered hanging mirrors against antique mirrors, which cuts down on repeating reflections.
A Kohler tub dominates the neighboring bath.
Rosenfeld designed the campaign-style vanity in the primary bathroom (take note: her own line of vanities, built by Cradock, will be available for purchase this fall).
The bathroom’s shower features slab onyx walls and an onyx-tile floor.
Masterpiece Woodworks created a carved fluted vanity with onyx countertops, which are illuminated by Jonathan Browning sconces.
Herrick & White rubbed the bathroom cabinetry with gold powder for a mellow sheen.
The art in the lower-level bath is in the Woodlands style, a genre that originated in Ontario, Canada, says Jodi; “Pat grew up there, and his family has quite a bit of art of this kind.”
The primary bath’s tub offers a stellar view of the Back River.
The primary bath’s tub offers a stellar view of the Back River.
The primary bath features a freestanding tub from Apollo.
The pretty powder room sports a star-patterned wallpaper by Molly Mahon for Schumacher, a nautical brass wall sconce, and a vintage shell mirror.
While renovating the guest bath, Rabun sought a spin on a porthole mirror; “the small red ceramic mirrors nailed it for me,” she says, “and Kathleen.
A pair of custom vanities and mirrors flank a freestanding shower in the primary bath.
Bow created a moodier look by painting the nickel board in a guest bath a deep navy blue.
Trees outside a guest bath provide just enough privacy for an indulgent shower-with-a-view, though there is an automated privacy screen on the outside for the more modest houseguests. The floating vanity in the primary bath mirrors the floating nightstands and bed in the adjacent bedroom for a subtle midcentury-modern vibe.
The floating vanity in the primary bath mirrors the floating nightstands and bed in the adjacent bedroom for a subtle midcentury-modern vibe.
The Montclair Danby marble tiles that line the primary bath tie to the stone slabs in the kitchen.
Stars (in the Popham Design Moroccan tile on the floor) and stripes (in the C&C Milano wallcovering) give a powder room playful energy.
Furniture-like his-and-her vanities in the primary bath were fitted with Waterworks hardware and plumbing fixtures.
Caan made the powder room “circus-y and playful” with a colorful Pierre Frey striped wallpaper, Global Views mirror, and Zipper sconces from The Urban Electric Co.
A new bathroom off the first-floor primary bedroom showcases cabinetry designed by Digs Design paired with white marble.
Ricci brought in pewter hurricane lamp sconces for the primary bath.
With a Leonards New England nightstand turned vanity and Schumacher wallpaper, the small powder room off the library is big on charm.
A new powder room is conveniently located adjacent to the mudroom.
Views of the river can be enjoyed from both the soaking tub and the glass shower in the primary bath.
At a time when most homes utilized outhouses, Twain’s manse boasted four bathrooms. The dedicated guest bathroom includes a water closet, restored vanity, and zinc-coated copper tub recessed into a mahogany surround. Through meticulous analysis of paint traces, restoration architect David Scott Parker matched the room’s original wall color and gold-leaf striping.
The towel ladder is reclaimed teak. “I wanted to incorporate a piece that adds texture and feels organic to offset the metallic tile,” explains Nightingale.
The twelve-foot-long vanity wall is a new addition; the upper cabinets not only provide storage, but also create niches that give the space a his-and-hers feel.
In the powder room, Allee used shiplap siding, which Hendricks paired with a floor of green encaustic tile.
The architects added the cupola high above the tub in the main bathroom; Haines installed the free-form blown-glass Vaughan Designs chandelier that gleams above the mosaic floor of marble and quartz.
The floor tile, a marble mosaic from Bellew Tile and Marble, was the jumping-off point for the soft gray and cream palette. Meanwhile, walnut and black accents lend contrast.
The window features a motorized solar shade hidden behind a faux roman shade.
A sliding barn door closes off the water closet, while the shower and soaking tub—which sit across from one another—are open to the rest of the bath.
Saltonstall Architects designed a sleek oak vanity that floats on one wall of the wooden cube. Kallista sink fittings and backlit mirrors from Robern complete the contemporary look.
The steam shower, which is wired with Sonos, is sheathed in a combination of twelve-inch-by-twenty-four-inch lilac marble tiles and much smaller broken mosaic pieces of the same stone. The fittings are Kallista.
Her side of the primary bath includes a lilac-marble-topped vanity and sink; sconces from Visual Comfort flank a Made Goods mirror. The homeowners appreciate technology, so everything is automated, from the lighting inside the cabinetry to the window shades.
The designers chose metallic glass tile because its reflective quality helps bring more light into the previously dark space.
The airy bath showcases a tile floor and walk-in glass-fronted shower.
Powder room accents like the Cole & Son wallpaper reference the cabin’s mountainous terrain. The retreat sleeps as many as fourteen people in spaces like this downstairs bunk room.
Plantation shutters in the en suite primary bath echo the ones found in the kitchen and offer privacy for the soaking tub.
A Christian Lacroix playing-card collage papers the powder room; black leather studs frame the mirror.
Mirrors cleverly expand the sense of space in this skinny Jack-and-Jill bathroom and reflect—literally—the bold choices in color and pattern.
The primary bath features an Agape tub and Valéria Nascimento artwork.
Large slabs of Caribbean Island marble from Cumar and Waterworks plumbing fixtures adorn the glass, steel, and marble shower. The doors and windows are by Hope’s Windows and have a custom powder-coated finish.
Tucked in the half-story above the game room, a sparkling new bath connects directly to the primary bedroom in the original section of the house.
De Gournay wallpaper and onyx vulcano stone, featuring ribbons of copper, green, ivory, and cranberry, lend drama to the powder room.
A tiny powder room makes a big statement with Innovations Oil + Water wallpaper and a monolithic stone sink set against a tiled wall.
Refreshing a mudroom bath meant swapping out the sink, countertop, faucet, and hardware while retaining the original vanity under a fresh coat of paint. Wallpaper by Thibaut adds new energy.
“The bathtub was one of the first things we chose,” says the client, who stretched out in several showroom models before deciding on this one from Kohler.
A deeply veined marble top crowns the custom rift-sawn white-oak vanity in the primary bath. Above, mirrored medicine cabinets add practical eye-level storage.
Casey turned an unneeded full bath located in the middle of the first floor into a jewel-like powder room that opens nearer the entry.
The adjoining bath features a glass-tile shower and deep soaking tub from Victoria + Albert.
The powder room goes glam with gold Zoffany wallpaper, a vintage Italian mirror, and bubble-glass sconces by Finnish designer Helena Tynell from the 1960s.
Bathrooms the homeowners encountered while living in Europe inspired the primary bath, with its Calacatta gold marble on the floors and walls in the all-in-one tub/shower area.
Porcelain tile that resembles wood offers a spa-like feel with zero maintenance in the primary bath, while the bamboo shade injects actual texture.
New cabinetry in the en suite bathroom includes a marble-topped vanity.
The main bath, with its sleek limestone floor tile, walk-in shower, and tucked-away water closet, has a spa-like feel.
An engineered pebble floor with outdoor grout runs from indoors to out while a louvered door offers both light and privacy.
In the powder room, Taylor sets up a glam-meets-industrial juxtaposition with Anthony Critchlow glass-bead sconces and a steampunk-style Waterstone Faucets sink
Figured mahogany shows up throughout the apartment, including in the powder room vanity.
The teal outlines of the adjoining bedroom’s wallpaper are echoed in the bathroom tile.
In both bathrooms, Sterling says she “jazzed up” the walls by reintroducing—in a larger scale—the chevron tile pattern used downstairs.
The primary bathroom’s clear glass shower doors are separated with a panel that’s textured to resemble falling water
A stand-alone tub gives a corner of the bathroom a spa-like feel.
The main bathroom’s shower is clad in Fior Di Bosco quartzite.
Benjamin Moore Gentleman’s Gray in a high-gloss finish adds drama to the third-floor main bath.
The color also appears in the main suite’s dressing area, which the architects completely reworked.
In the powder room, a wall-mounted sink allows easy access, and floating shelves in a niche on the wall provide a decorative pop.
Sheers provide privacy, so the velvet Roman shade—fabric by Schumacher, trim by Samuel & Sons—always stays neatly folded, framing the window.
Balance and symmetry star in this space. The designer sourced the custom mirrors framed in mother-of-pearl from the Charles Michael Gallery in Darien, and the Fairfield sconces are from Vaughan.
A pleasing neutral backdrop was designed to showcase the playful Katie Ridder wallcovering—and the classic claw-and-ball-foot tub.
A simple palette and lots of natural light keep the focus on texture in the primary bath.
The mixed-stone tile—Dune Smoke from Artistic Tile—flanks a floor-to-ceiling mirror in the powder room.
The painting, Winter, by local artist Carole McClintock, hangs over a Portman shagreen-and-nickel étagère by Vaughan.
Well-appointed yet simple and serene, the powder room is a seamless fit for this refined home. The details make the difference—from the Phillip Jeffries Japanese Silky Strings wallcovering to the designer’s custom vanity and the Palmer Hargrave Baton sconces.
The main bathroom’s vanity sports polished nickel hardware. A subtle strié tile from Fordham Marble was used on the floor.
To avoid competing with the captivating view of the city, the designers paired natural finishes with neutral hues and added gilded flourishes for a subtle wow factor.
Jeanne Racioppi designed a curb-less shower so the floor would flow seamlessly.
The homeowners’ old ottoman was revived for the space with Osborne & Little crushed velvet fabric and bullion trim.
Designed by Michael S. Smith for Kallista, these mirrored medicine cabinets boast frames that light up. The sleek vanity echoes the room’s black-and-white scheme while exposed plumbing adds a subtle industrial appeal.
The homeowners purchased Nancy Gruskin’s vibrant painting from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, annual alumni sale.
Schoolhouse crafted this mirror and light fixture, and Benjamin Moore Waterbury Green adorns the walls.
An upstairs cement-tiled bathroom showcases a double vanity paired with Soho mirrors from Ballard Designs and a trio of Hudson Valley Lighting Cortland sconces.
The garden-level powder room was treated to a bold Thibaut wallpaper.
A Phillip Jeffries wallcovering studded with brass rivets envelops the powder room, which features an Eramosa marble vanity, sink fittings by Laura Kirar for Kallista, and a mirror from CB2.
In the main bath, a custom vanity is painted Benjamin Moore Van Deusen Blue.
Nickel-gap paneling and a free-floating wooden shelf bring warmth to an all-white powder room.
The main bath sports a trough sink and a shower that spans the width of one wall.
The blue cushion on the antique stool in the main bathroom inspired the choice for the spotted Schumacher fabric used for the roman shade.
A walk-through shower with a marble anchor wall and glass on three sides sits between matching vanities in the master bath.
The bright Clé cement floor tiles were the starting point for the bold palette of a boy’s bathroom.
Dubbed the birdbath, the master bathroom showcases a mix of Italian and American engravings, which Maher has spent years collecting from auctions and galleries such as Arader Galleries.
A guest bathroom’s Lee Jofa wallpaper was a favorite of the designer’s two daughters when they were children.
The powder room’s Margate wallpaper from Thibaut calls up the color of the sea and sky. A rope sconce and lacquered-brass fixtures add a maritime touch.
The tub in the master bathroom sits on a pedestal crafted from the same oak found throughout the rest of the house.
The master bedroom’s pine walls continue into the bath, where they are whitewashed to add variation.
The master bath’s space-saving shower is set against a backsplash of locally quarried Danby marble and drains into a floor inlaid with an oval design repeated throughout the home.
Hand-painted Carrara marble tiles line the master bathroom’s shower, while beadboard walls add to the beachy character.
Even the washroom sink—a copper vessel with a waterfall faucet—hints at an island aesthetic.
A powder room features a simple but elegant design with a sink of statuario gold marble and an embedded mirror flanked by dark gray paneling.
The master bathroom includes his and her vanities as well as a teak-lined sauna that opens to the walk-in steam shower clad in Siberian white marble.
The blue-and-white palette continues in the powder room.
In Aria’s dainty bath, a personalized footstool is the perfect accessory.
The view from the master bath includes a wall-size photo of a marsh.
The master bedroom features a custom-designed headboard.
Chests the homeowners already had were retrofitted to function beautifully as sinks in the master bath.
A petite powder room lives large, thanks to the bold blossoms of the Phillip Jeffries wallpaper.
Luxurious details in the master bath include a mosaic stone backsplash and grasscloth-clad cabinetry.
A lacquered mirror and tasseled lamp hang in a playful powder room.
The thread of blue continues into the master bath with a pin-striped his-and-her vanity atop rose-gold legs.