Elevate your bathroom’s appeal by including a touch of luxury.
Photo courtesy of Maison Valentina
Looking to remodel your dreary bathroom into a personal spa that you can escape to after a long day at work? From tiles painted with Italian designs to plush armchairs, today’s bathrooms are going all out with elegance and sophistication.
Between bulky towels, bottles of shampoo and conditioner, and cleaning supplies, there’s a lot that needs to be stored in a bathroom with no place to put it. For added elegance and storage, incorporate a large armoire or chest. Now that your clutter is out of the way, you have room to decorate your bathroom with luxury pieces, like an armchair or dressing table, that elevate that spa look and give you a place to unwind.
Let’s face it — nothing makes a busy morning worse than bumping elbows with your partner in the bathroom. Say “goodbye” to that early-morning fuss by adding an elongated double sink with a marble countertop or blocking out a space on either side of the room for a separate sink for each person. To elevate your bathroom sink’s appeal, prop a large metal, marble or hand-blown glass bowl on top of your counter and decorate the surrounding space with a matching soap pump.
It’s a new year, which means you need to leave that ugly overhead lighting behind and invest in lights that warm up your bathroom and add a touch of class. Opt for soft lighting by hanging a luxurious chandelier over the bathtub and placing a lamp on your dressing table. To enhance your bathroom sink, place lighting fixtures on either side of your mirror. These changes will completely transform your cold bathroom into the oasis of your dreams.
It’s time to swap that frameless wall-sized mirror for a framed mirror that hangs on your wall. From plain silver or gold to ornate designs, framed mirrors are an easy way to show off your unique style and enhance your bathroom. Need more storage? Purchase a mirror that doubles as a cabinet, where you can hide your toothbrush, mouthwash and skincare.
All in the Details
You’ve got the armchair, framed mirror and ornate chandelier — what’s next in your bathroom transformation? Amp up the details! Turn your bathroom from a basic spa to a high-end haven by decorating your space with Italian tiles that frame your mirrors or doorways. You can also add more sophistication by decorating with Persian or Turkish rugs, plants and artwork. By incorporating details in every corner of your bathroom, you’re able to highlight your own personal style while adding interest to your space.
Architects, designers, artists and more often pull inspiration from their surroundings to create unforgettable final products. Tectonic accessories, designed by Rogerseller, were created with the idea of earth’s most enigmatic natural processes — tectonic plate motion — in mind.
A series of floating plates make up the enchanting collection. They can be placed in various planes and axis’ to each other, representative of the plates that make up the Earth’s surface and their dynamic interaction with each other.
An intriguing addition to any bathroom, these elements are undeniably modern, yet pull from an ancient process that began over three billion years ago. The sleek finishes are appealing in both their function and style. These accessories are the perfect detail to finish your space.
The linear design provides a bold signature aesthetic that appears throughout the collection, which is available in a selection of the Rogerseller Natural Elements finishes.
The accessories feature multiple-length towel rails and shelves (with the option of custom tile inserts), a combination shelf and towel rail, angled and straight robe hooks, double or single paper holders with shelves and a vertical heated towel rail that provides greater heating efficiency.
Newport Brass’ Victoria lavatory faucet and Chesterfield tub filler are definitely worth their weight in gold. Newport Brass designed these collections to work in concert with one another — giving homeowners and designers ample choices for their design schemes.
Each of the collections are available in a stunning gold finish and despite their unique design, pair perfectly within the bath. Designers and homeowners can easily mix and match the fittings within these two stunning collections since both are made of solid brass construction and are available in 27 finishes.
With a classic take on traditional design, the Chesterfield tub filler comes with an integrated diverter and hand shower. With a similar aesthetic, the wall mounted Victoria faucet, like all other lavatory faucets by the brand, is WaterSense® labeled and even exceeds the requirements at 1.2 gpm.
Available with either cross handles or ADA-compliant lever handles, Victoria’s spout curves gently adding a distinctive aesthetic to the bathroom space.
Photos credit of Newport Brass
As the leading French atelier for the luxury bath, THG-Paris‘ new collection combines exquisite detail with timeless design. THG-Paris and Haviland’s designers re-imagined the classic Infini pattern to create this one-of-a-kind collection, which is hand-engraved and delicately hand-painted by French artisans.
Haviland, known worldwide for its porcelain tableware, has been a leading porcelain manufacturer since 1842, and has been designed for presidents including Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant.
“It is our great privilege to work with Haviland,” said Pedro Uranga, North American director for THG-Paris. “The brand has long been synonymous with quality and refinement, designing for presidents and royalty since the 19th century. Like THG, Haviland is dedicated to the highest level of craft and artistry. Our collaboration has produced something we can both be proud of.”
Infini is offered in various configurations for basins, matching bath tub and shower systems as well as a range of matching accessories. The collection is offered in different finishes, including white, gold and platinum.
Photos courtesy THG-Paris
Photos courtesy Maison Valentina
For a luxurious bathroom, pair the Symphony Bathtub, inspired by music, with the Envy Chaise, accented with soft button tufting and polished brass trim. The Lapiaz Freestanding Washbasin, pictured below, was inspired by a stone frozen and cracked to reveal a golden interior.
By Kelly Potts
Luxury design brand Maison Valentina is changing the way bathrooms are viewed with exclusive pieces that transform a restroom into a masterpiece. The brand was formed in 2015 as part of the Menina Design Group in order to fill a perceived gap in the interior design realm of luxury bathroom elements.
Maison Valentina puts a modern spin on standard pieces with its geometric and textured designs in classic color palettes consisting mostly of black, white and gold. It offers high-end bathtubs, sinks, mirrors, lighting and chairs designed with materials such as brass, marble, wood and glass. The pieces each have a new story to tell, the company says, and are created for “someone that enjoys details, art, luxury, cosmopolitan and a modern way of living.”
The brand finds inspiration in every aspect of the luxury world, including restaurants, hotels, fashion, photography and cities. CEO Joaquim Paulo says, “Our team’s inspiration comes from different perspectives: the study of art history, following the main currents of design, architecture, sculpture, painting and even music has a strong influence in our work.”
Some pieces boldly acknowledge the source of their inspiration, like the Metropolitan washbasin, which pays tribute to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The elegant washbasin is available in either a black glass or gray mirror finish, and the brand notes that this elegant and sober piece is a tribute to the culture center in New York City.
Joana Gouveia, marketing manager of Maison Valentina, notes that the company puts a high focus on comfort, excellence, luxury and exclusivity. She says, “The finest materials and quality make it possible for the brand to transform every space into a relaxing and luxurious spa environment,” stating that the company guarantees excellence in every piece and offers a unique experience for each client through its personalized customer service.
Gouveia says that her favorite piece from the collection is also the best seller: the Lapiaz Freestanding Washbasin. “Its shape, colors and haughtiness take me to a world where everything is possible and the unattainable doesn’t exist,” she says of the freestanding sink that features polished brass details and mirrored sides.
In the future, the company hopes to continue to grow the collection and eventually allow its customers to furnish an entire bathroom with Maison Valentina pieces.