I have a confession: I’m a bubble bath girl. It doesn’t matter if it’s been a crazy and chaotic week, or one of the simplest days, I wind up in a giant bathtub at the end of the day to soak the hours away. Knowing I’d be creating my dream bathroom today, my main focus is the tub.
In my dream bathroom, a classic freestanding tub takes center stage—something that I can sit back and relax in without having to worry about falling underwater should I doze off for a minute or two. My bathtub also comes equipped with a handheld faucet, just in case showering sounds more appealing. Perched next to my bathtub is a towel warmer—perfect for when I do doze off and realize I need to get out from under the bubbles and get to bed. Above my head is a great light fixture on a dimmer—fully lit for morning soaks and dimmed for evening bubble time. My favorite tunes are streaming into the bathroom via the wireless stereo system, either energizing me for the day ahead or helping me wind down post-work.
After my bath, I’d walk over to my vanity with another of my favorite elements—a 7x magnification makeup mirror. My morning and bedtime rituals are my ‘me’ time, so a magnification mirror is a must. Next to the mirror is a sleek and inconspicuous charging station for my phone and iPad (with which I flipped through magazines in the freestanding bathtub). The medicine cabinet near my vanity is just deep enough for all of my night time necessities and has a defogging element built-in. Layers of light—accent lights and task lighting—help me focus in on applying makeup or taking it off at the end of the day. My undermount sink is perfect for everyday use—easy cleaning and low-maintenance design. Additionally, durable and easily cleaned quartz countertop tops the vanity for the perfect blend of fashion and function.
Pulling the look together is a soothing neutral color palette—think plush waffle-weave towels (on their warming rack, of course), heated tile or lightly colored wood floor, and wall-to-wall Carrera subway tile featuring dimensional wainscoting for a dynamic aesthetic. For a touch of classic elegance, I’d opt for brushed nickel faucets and hardware. I always love personalized elements, too, so there might be monogrammed towels or soap dishes displayed.
At-home rituals are something I look forward to everyday. Things like a beautiful bathtub and soothing color palette are exactly the elements I need to put my best design foot forward in the morning and recharge my batteries at the end of the day.
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