10 Beautiful Bathroom Designs that Will Make You Never Want to Leave the Tub

We all know that the number one rule when it comes to designing a bathroom is that it needs to be functional. But it doesn’t have to be all about function. Creating a beautiful bathroom design with a calming aesthetic that helps you jumpstart your morning or unwind from the day is just as important.

We’ve compiled some of the most beautiful bathroom designs from our RNDD Members to spark some ideas when it comes to creating your own spa-like oasis at home. From a small, city bathroom to spacious master bathrooms, these are some of the best designed bathrooms for every design style and need.

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Historic Master Bathroom Renovation

This Master Bathroom Renovation was done by Sarah Montgomery Design in a historic Lakeview, Chicago condo. Sarah chose classic finishes and added in some architectural detailing to make this brand new bathroom align with the character of the rest of the home. A barely-there pink on the walls, mix of metal finishes and colorful, eclectic accessories complete the space. See more here.

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Photography by Margaret Rajic
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Photography by Margaret Rajic

A Spa-Inspired Bathroom Design

When her clients requested a “fresh, new spa-inspired master bath” for their dated 20 year old home, Yamini Designs rose to the challenge. Her clients had a wonderful sense of style and a dire need for function, but also had a very limited budget and time frame to get the project completed. Despite the narrow footprint of the overall space and with the elimination of a partition wall within the space, Yamini was able to give them all the amenities of a larger bath. And with the selection of high end materials mixed with affordable ones, this master bath retreat gave them function and an updated style all within their tight budget. This master bath was awarded 1st Place in Bath Design in the ASID Design Excellence Awards. See more here.


A Bathroom With a View

This master bathroom designed by Scott Dresner of Dresner Design is located in a penthouse in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. In order to maximize views, Scott designed the layout of the bathroom so the shower faces the glass curtain wall. The shower, made of glass on two sides, allows for unobstructed views. Even though this penthouse soars above the other buildings in the area, Scott used a frosted glass film over the shower door from chest height down to create a sense of privacy without blocking the view. This bathroom is small for a penthouse of this scale so storage was a challenge given an entire wall is glass. Scott created a variety of storage solutions including oversized drawers in the floating vanity and built-in medicine cabinets. See more here.

Photograpy by Jim Tschetter
Photography by Jim Tschetter

Creating a Sense of Zen in the Bathroom

When it came to this contemporary bathroom design by the design duo at Milieu, they set out to create a bright and peaceful oasis for their clients. They used Trove wallcovering from Holly Hunt in the water closet, floating his/hers Kohler vanities and wave tile from Porcelanosa to achieve the ultimate zen feel. See more here.

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Photography by Brett Bulthus
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Photography by Brett Bulthus

Black and White and Chic All Over

This sleek and sophisticated master bath remodel was done by James Demarco of FCK Studios in collaboration with Emily Roberts of Studio41. The focal point of the bathroom design is the Victoria & Albert Vetralla tub with a matte black painted exterior, and a Newport Brass Kirsi tub filler in matte black. The shower features the Brizo Jason Wu collection, and a Kohler shower drain with Ann Sacks tile. The stark contrast of the matte black against the white backdrop create a bold yet calm atmosphere, making this master bathroom design the perfect place to relax after a long day. See more products from Studio41 here.


Modern Sophistication in the Bathroom

Designing for a single mom with a passion for haute couture and an appreciation for quality materials provided the perfect foundation for a design by Donna Mondi Interior Design (DMID) focused on drama alongside classical elements. With a shared love of black and white, the client quickly embraced the graphic marble floor pattern. White Thassos marble pairs perfectly with Nero Marquina on the floor and is repeated on the countertop in a hones finish. The biggest challenge presented by this space was the blank wall behind the freestanding bathtub. It needed something unique and special to distract from the lack of a window. DMID sourced a decorative art panel with an image of a woman floating in water; the resin finish of the panel being the perfect solution for water-resistance. See more here.

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Bringing an Island Feel to the Master Bathroom

This Mia Rao Design island inspired bathroom, is the perfect in-home get away during our current global situation. The client wanted to bring a little part of their Belize vacation home with them. From the feel of pebbles under your feet, to the deep aquatic blue-green shower tile, every detail creates an image of a far-away place. Rich carved custom mahogany doors and screens, as well as the gorgeous teak vanity complete picture. Simple, but luxurious.  The perfect place to start or end your day. See more here.

Photography by Tyler Mallory

Function and Elegance in the Bathroom

CI was commissioned to design, renovate, and furnish the interior and exterior of this Millennium Park residence. The CI team generated a custom tailored program to create a seamless process for the owner, where they could determine their level of project involvement. Although this is a historic landmarked building, the master bath was transformed into a modern oasis with functionality and elegance. The freestanding tub and filler strategically positioned beneath the unique element of the arched shape window, allows stunning city views. In order to draw attention to the details of the space, this master bathroom design was highlighted with Fantini fixtures to complete the sleek design. See more here.

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Beautiful Bathrooms from the Ultimate Design Duo

dSPACE Studio and PROjECT. interiors teamed up to create these two beautiful master baths! First, a zen space, flooded with natural light, captures panoramic water views beyond—creating a full home-spa experience. See more here.


In this showstopper bath, metallic Midas gold is glowing under natural light from the skylight above. See more here.


A Mid-Century Modern Bathroom with a Touch of Edge

Mid century modern meets rock and roll with a nod to the old west in this Palm Springs ranch restoration designed by Staci Munic Interiors.  This master bath received a complete renovation, as the client wished to have every surface new.  A custom walnut vanity and mirror, black bath tub with black stone accent wall, along with the satin brass hardware and plumbing fixtures create a harmonious pallet of materials that are simultaneously edgy, while being soothing and luxurious. See more here.

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