Bathrooms are no longer just functional spaces. They are sanctuaries where we can unwind and rejuvenate after a long day. Places to do makeup and bedtime routines with friends and family. A thoughtfully designed bathroom can elevate the entire experience of getting ready in the morning or winding down in the evening, and can add significant value to a home.
In this article, we go through the most beautiful elements we’d love to see designers integrate in their bathroom designs. From cutting-edge golden tapware to playful, summery tiles that scream Lisbon, we’re talking about it all. If you’d like interior design content in your inbox, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter.
Waterworks’ Edwardian Easton collection
For over four decades, Waterworks has been at the forefront of impeccable style and artisanal quality craftsmanship in bathrooms, kitchens, and discerning spaces across the globe. As a premier design resource, Waterworks offers exclusive products that encompass fittings, cabinetry, surfaces, bathtubs, wash-stands and vanities, lighting, hardware, accessories, and more.
At the heart of Waterworks' commitment to impeccable quality is the meticulous selection of high-grade materials. From unadulterated metal to finely-grained wood, Venetian glass, and Tuscan marble, genuine materials ensure the longevity and beauty of Waterworks products. This absolute veracity guides all of Waterworks' choices.
Waterworks transforms spaces through an unwavering commitment to design authenticity, innovation, and quality. These long-held beliefs guide Waterworks' vision for an ideal environment that satisfies personal needs and desires. A scholarly appreciation for tradition and artistry, combined with applied experience, guarantees mechanical integrity, meticulous craftsmanship, and timeless designs.
For those seeking to draw from a longstanding tradition of British elegance, the Easton collection is a timeless escape that draws on the deep waters of Edwardian style. Whether designing a Victorian terraced house in London or simply seeking to evoke a sense of classic sophistication, Easton offers a range of moods from traditional to modern, with a selection of products from fittings to furniture. As with all Waterworks products, the Easton collection is crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail, ensuring its longevity and beauty for years to come.
Studio Ore’s golden touches
Studio Ore's commitment to craftsmanship and high-quality materials is reflected in their stunning collection of handcrafted and hand-finished brass taps, showers, and bathroom fittings. Founded by Daniel Lee, Studio Ore was born out of his vision for beautiful brass taps that showcase the natural properties of the metal and develop a unique character over time.
With a background in engineering, Daniel designed the taps himself, and the response was overwhelming. Today, Studio Ore's workshop in Sussex produces a wide range of products that embody the beauty of the understated and bring a discreet style to any interior space.
Their products are heavily influenced by industrial design and are as much about function as they are about aesthetics. The gold finishes in their collection speak for themselves, exuding glamour and luxury. Studio Ore's products are available worldwide and are the perfect addition to any bathroom or kitchen.
Brown-patterned madness by Atelier Zelij
Ateliers Zelij, established in the late 90s by Delphine Laporte and Samir Mazer, was born out of a desire to revive the traditional use of Moroccan zellige while simultaneously propelling it into the modern era through innovative approaches. Drawing from their expertise in Industrial Design, they also ventured into the exploration of other materials, such as cement tiles, and more recently, stone and terrazzo.
Ateliers Zelij holds an unyielding commitment to daring to push boundaries, shatter conventions, forge a unique aesthetic, and create an exceptional design language. As much as it is a tiles maker, Ateliers Zelij's DNA is defined by a profound comprehension of the materials they select, a visionary outlook of their usage, and a deep-rooted devotion to preserving their essence.
On the occasion of the highly anticipated Maison et Objet 2022, Goodmoods ingeniously appropriated and crafted a fresh colour scheme for the creative collection's TRC13 model. The product is readily available within 2 to 4 weeks, boasting an exclusive design by the gifted Samir Mazer for Ateliers Zelij, with no permission granted for reproduction.
With an extensive colour palette at hand, the TRC13 model can be replicated in any shade that suits your fancy, rendering it a versatile choice not just for bathrooms, but also for kitchens and outdoor spaces. It can be used for both walls and floors, amplifying its functionality.
The TRC13 model's end result is a warm, captivating design reminiscent of a luxurious Moroccan labyrinth. Its Mediterranean vibe exudes a playful and relaxed ambiance, making it a prime choice for those seeking a charming and laid-back atmosphere.
Elisa Passino’s playful Souvenirs d'Été Collection
Elisa Passino is dedicated to pursuing a beauty that is both tactile and visually stimulating through her emphasis on colour and light. She grew up in Venice, surrounded by her grandfather's artistic work, before pursuing her studies in Milan, where she graduated with honours in Fashion & Textile Design from NABA Milan. Subsequently, she worked as a Graphic and Textile Designer alongside art directors and colour experts.
After being selected for an international competition, Passino joined the product development department of one of the leading Italian textiles companies in 2013. She moved to Lisbon in 2015, where she continued to work as a designer before founding her own studio in 2019. Her first independent collection, "Geometrie Componibili," inspired by the Portuguese azulejos tradition, was launched at that time and was awarded Interior Design Magazine's Best of the Year Award 2020 in the Tile+Stone category.
Today, Passino collaborates with international brands on product design, surface design, and colour consultancy, crafting unique and timeless collections that feature her signature clean lines, contemporary patterns, and focus on colour. Her work has been featured in a variety of international publications, including ELLE Decoration, Home & Gardens, and Metropolis.
During the pandemic, Passino designed and developed the Souvenirs d'Eté collection, which aims to celebrate the playful, joyful summer vibes and bring a touch of summer into any project. The collection is crafted in Lisbon, Portugal, and features tiles with a transparent semi-matt glaze, making them suitable for most interior and exterior applications, including residential and commercial walls, counters, showers, bathrooms, swimming pools, spas, and fountains.
Lefroy Brooks’ 1910 collection
Lefroy Brooks is a manufacturer that specialises in traditional British bathrooms, offering luxury goods such as brassware, chinaware, baths, and marble consoles produced in Massa Carrara. Their taps are particularly noteworthy, as each one is hand cast, hand forged, hand polished, and hand assembled.
The company produces a historically referenced collection of essential bathrooms that spans the last century, starting with the Edwardian turn of the century 1900 Classic range and continuing through to the beginning of the new millennium with their definitive minimalist XO range, machined from solid stainless steel.
The beauty and practicality of Lefroy Brooks’ products stand the test of time.
Their La Chapelle range, takes inspiration from the 1910s and exudes an elegant, classic and aristocratic beauty.