50 Modern Bathroom Ideas That Define Luxury

Fancy and functional? Yes, please.

nicole hollis
Douglas Friedman

Whether you live in a sprawling sanctuary or a shoebox-size studio, one thing’s for sure: We all deliver to celebrate life’s little luxuries in our home. And where better to do so than the bathroom? You don’t need to have a penchant for skincare or spend hours soaking in a tub to appreciate a modern, well-appointed bathroom. In fact, the right touches can make something as mundane as brushing your teeth feel like an elevated experience. Larger primary bathrooms might have ample opportunities for modern elements, but make no mistake that smaller spaces can make a stylish splash, too.

Need proof? The bathrooms below embrace the lap of luxury, regardless of their size. So kick back, relax, and scroll through the spaces that deliver an instant ahh....

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1 A Symmetrical Spin
martha mulholland standard architecture malibu
Shade Degges

Seeing double? This Malibu, California–based bathroom from Standard Architecture and Martha Mulholland is packed with dual doors and vanities, bringing some visual appeal to this soothing space.

2 Go for the Bold
jett projects
Christian Harder

Just because you have limited square footage doesn’t mean you have to skimp on luxury. Jett Projects employed Dedar moiré wallpaper and a FontanaArte mirror to add some oomph to this Brooklyn-based bathroom.

3 Marbled Marvel
nicole hollis
Douglas Friedman

As far as we’re concerned, floor-to-ceiling marble is a cornerstone of luxury. In this San Francisco home, Nicole Hollis paired the Arabescato Corchia marble with Waterworks fixtures and a sculptural pendant, courtesy of Vincenzo De Cotiis.

4 Farmhouse Fanfare
anne mcdonald
Haris Kenjar

Anne McDonald gave this luxurious lake house bathroom a little bit of rustic style with shiplap walls, a vintage Murano glass chandelier, and herringbone zellige floor tiles from Clé.

5 Take a Seat
studio shamshiri  bathroom
Stephen Kent Johnson

Whoever thinks the lounging needs to stop after some time in the tub needs to take a look at this Southern California sanctuary from Studio Shamshiri. Here, the Bartok Design tub is placed right next to a Carl Malmsten couch. Now that’s what we call luxury.

6 Stay Golden
white bathroom with a stand alone tub with a gold tone fixtures and a green patterned towel draped over it and a gold leaf chandelier above
Carmel Brantley

If you want to bring a little bit of maximalism to your luxurious bathroom, take a cue from this Palm Beach paradise, which was designed by Caroline Rafferty. Though the brass hardware offers plenty of zing, the leafy chandelier from Anthropologie is the space’s exclamation point.

7 High-Contrast Coupling
carlos david bathroom
Douglas Friedman

Another way to wow with gold? Pair brass accents with black and white elements just as designer Carlos David did in this Manhattan apartment.

8 Spa Style
tobias petri
Gaelle Le Boulicaut

Tobias Petri gave this mountainside mansion a spalike aesthetic with wooden walls, vessel sink, and Italian mosaics by Sicis. And if he needs to cool down from a midday steam, Petri’s bathroom has access to a small balcony.

9 Zen Vibes
sara oswalt tahoe house
Lindsay Brown

“I really wanted it to be a place where you didn’t want to leave,” designer Sara Oswalt says of this Lake Tahoe retreat. With a power coupling of timber and concrete, this bathroom accomplished that mission in style.

10 Front and Center
studio schicketanz
Joe Fletcher

Put lounging front and center—literally—by placing your standing tub away from the wall. Studio Schicketanz gave this Silicon Valley couple the lap of luxury with setup from Concreteworks, Brizo’s faucet, and an aluminum skylight from Royalite Manufacturing. (Bonus: The clients can feel like they’re on cloud nine mid-soak.)

11 Standout Shower
Richard Powers

Speaking of which, why hide your shower behind a curtain or frosted glass door when it was born to stand out? In this Amsterdam-based boat shed, Studio Piet Boon strategically placed this waterfall shower out in the open, so it can rack up plenty of compliments. Rounding out the space are fittings by Piet Boon for Cocoon and a floral arrangement, courtesy of Pompon Amsterdam.

12 Room with a View
kovac design studio
Roger Davies

Is there anything more luxurious than sitting in a soaking tub and glancing out toward a striking view? For this desert home, Kovac Design Studio offset the Agape tub and Axor fittings with the lush, organic landscape outside.

13 The Textured Treatment
workshop apd pebble beach house
Read McKendree

Neutral color palettes don’t have to be lackluster—just take a look at this bathroom Workspace/APD designed near Pebble Beach, California. Between the Artistic Tile walls, travertine countertops, and pale cabinetry, this textured space makes beige anything but boring.

14 Grand Adventure
modern bathroom
Thomas Loof

Dramatic Cassiopea marble covered walls and floor take your eyes on a gorgeous adventure in this Richard Mishaan–designed home. The stark white bathtub looks out onto New York City.

15 Open Concept
luxury newport home tour
Chad Mellon

Bright and airy, this sun-filled bathroom has large windows, a glass-walled shower, and a waterfall vanity. The separate bathtub sits in the corner on a platform made from basalt floors.

16 Chevron Chic
modern bathroom
Stacy Zarin Goldberg

A chevron bath rug mimics the herringbone pattern in the shower of this Washington, D.C., home. An unlacquered brass faucet from Waterworks adds glamour to the black marble-encased bathtub.

17 Spalike Details
modern bathroom
John Merkl

The wood vanity topped with a white modern sink has soothing vibes in this serene Napa Valley bathroom.

18 Serene and Simple
modern bathroom
Nicole Franzen

A deep bathtub is centered in front of a large bay window in this Gachot Studios–designed home. The vintage Murano pendant gracefully hovers above it.

19 Smart and Modern
modern bathroom
Nicole Franzen

A bench in super-luxe Loro Piana fabric adds texture to this marble-walled New York City bathroom. The dark Illum Wikkelsø cabinet creates contrast.

20 Witty and Whimsical
bathroom with marble tub and cupped hand stool holding towels
Douglas Friedman

The turquoise and yellow contemporary art in this Thom Filicia– designed Travertine-clad bathroom is colorful and humorous, while a hands-shaped stool adds whimsy.

21 Room with a View
modern bathroom
Matthew Millman

The large window opens up to a breathtaking view of the Golden Gate bridge in this San Francisco apartment. Wall-mounted handles were used for the sleek bathtub.

22 Bold Movement
modern bathroom
James Merrell

The naturally undulating pattern in the marble used for the vanity, walls, and floors reminded designer Jaques Grange of the waters in Venice. The black metal framed mirrors and doors add a streamlined and striking contrast.

23 Rustic Meets Modernist
modern bathroom
Nic Lehoux

Architect Tom Kundig brought the outside in at this Montana vacation home. The reclaimed wood floors add a rustic element to this modernist space.

24 Industrial Chic
Claire Esparros

In Homepolish cofounder Will Nathan’s New York City loft, the spacious bathroom features a doorless shower, industrial gridlike tile work, and a mirrored wall, creating a space that is understated yet striking.

25 Elevated Parisian Vintage
Grey Crawford

In French architect Jacques Grange’s Paris apartment, a monochromatic space is turned glam with a gilded chandelier that highlights the grand ceilings.

26 Cali Cool
Monica WangAlamy

This bathroom in the Spanish-style home of Create & Cultivate founder Jaclyn Johnson is given a glamorous edge with pale purple wallpaper, elegant brass accents, and a sleek purple vanity.

27 Vintage Florals
Eric Piasecki

In this reimagined Manhattan townhouse, antique blue wallpaper enlivens the powder room, while a sleek marble sink balances out the space with a contemporary touch.

28 Luxurious Fur
Amanda Kirkpatrick

This light-filled bathroom in a serene country house is simple and chic, featuring a black claw-foot tub that’s given a touch of glam with a fur bath mat.

29 Reflective and Romantic
Douglas Friedman

In Andy Cohen’s Greenwich Village apartment, the bathroom is nothing short of glamorous. The walls, which are covered in Flavor Paper’s Cherry Forever mylar wallpaper, reflect a golden glow throughout the space, while vibrant pink accents lend a romantic, feminine feel.

30 Royal Purple
Simon Upton

The elegant master bathroom of this Italian palazzo features textured, deep purple walls that lend a luxurious touch to the space. An antique stool sits next to the tub for a hint of vintage glam.

31 Modern Country Bathroom
Stephen Kent Johnson

Amanda Seyfried’s Catskills country house combines rustic with clean modern lines. Inside the master bath, you’ll find a custom vanity with fittings by Waterworks; the sconce is from Design Within Reach, the floor tile is by Heath Ceramics, and the beadboard is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Dimpse.

32 Modern Glam Bathroom
Douglas Friedman

Natural tones and a drawing by Robert Longo warm the powder room of this New York City home; the sink is by Toto, with Lefroy Brooks fittings.

33 Simple Modern Bathroom
Gilles Trillard

The master bath in Monica Mandelli and Marco Valla’s Manhattan apartment, designed by Bruce T. Bananto, is an exercise in simple modern style. Even the wastebasket by John Brauer pulls its weight in artistic flair. The bathroom also features a Caesarstone vanity and undermount sinks by Kohler; the fittings are by Dornbracht.

34 Gilded Modern Bathroom
Simon Upton

In this Manhattan apartment, the masculine bathroom features a sink from Urban Archaeology. The fittings are by Waterworks, the cabinets are black glass with brass trim, the walls are clad in Saint Laurent marble, and the flooring is limestone.

35 Artsy Modern Bathroom
Simon Upton

“Modern” is practically spray painted on this guest bath in a Manhattan loft. The tub and sink fittings are by Barber Wilsons & Co., and the paint-on-mirror artwork is by Rashid Johnson.

36 Metallic Modern Bathroom
Cynthia Frank

The metallic-and-marble shower door and vanity in this Steven Gambrel–designed Manhattan home are custom-designed, giving “modern” a personal edge. The floors and shower have tiles by Mosaic House.

37 Marble Modern Bathroom
Simon Upton

Marble is the muse of this modern master bath in a Notting Hill, London, townhouse. The space is sheathed in mysteriously appealing Nero Marquina marble.

38 Modern Loft Bathroom
Mikkel Vang

The tub, fittings and tiles in the black and white master bath of this Manhattan loft are all by Waterworks. The vintage light fixture is from JF Chen.

39 Modern Neutral Bathroom
Simon Upton

In Hilary Swank’s Manhattan home, Mark Zeff designed the master bath’s walls and floors. They are sheathed in travertine, and the shower is tiled with Cipollino tumbled marble.

40 Modern Mosiac Bathroom
William Waldron

In Jimmy Choo designer Tamara Mellon’s Hamptons house, the floor and shower stall in the master bathroom are accented with mosaic tiles.

41 Modern Minimalist Bathroom
Joshua McHugh

A minimal vanity hides drawers for storage at a modern Washington, D.C., home designed by Darryl Carter.

42 Modern Pink Marble Bathroom
Jean-François Jaussaud

The tub in the master bath of this Paris apartment is by Agape, with fittings by Dornbracht. The chairs are by Junya Ishigami, the walls are clad in Brèche de Médicis marble, and the flooring is granite.

43 Modern Art Deco Bathroom
Richard Powers

An Art Deco Chinese rug serves as a contrast to the modern lines in the marble-clad master bath of this Park Avenue apartment.

44 Modern Moroccan Bathroom
Richard Powers

The walls and floor of a bathroom in this Moroccan home are lined in Popham Design’s Hex Long Shadow, the shower enclosure is custom-made, and the brass fixtures were purchased at a souk.

45 Midcentury Modern Bathroom
Richard Powers

In this modern home in Brazil, a bathroom vanity is made of concrete with panels of Formica; the lamps are by Dominici.

46 Modern Spa Bathroom
Roger Davies

The serene master bath in filmmaker Michael Bay’s Miami Beach home is sheathed in etched-stone tiles, the bathtub is cast concrete, and the shower fittings are by Boffi.

47 Modern Black Wood Bathroom
Douglas Friedman

In this bathroom in Tuxedo Park, New York, the sink fittings are by Kallista, and the hamper is from HomeGoods.

48 Modern Paneled Bathroom
Eric Piasecki

A Harry Bertoia sculpture hangs above the tub in the master bath of a Greenwich Village townhouse designed by Joe D'Urso.

49 Modern Pine Bathroom
William Waldron

This contemporary bathroom in a Canadian lakeside retreat features lacquered oak veneer walls and a natural pine ceiling, in addition to a Kohler tub and Grohe fittings.

50 Modern Mirrored Bathroom
Simon Upton

In this daring Florida home, the master bath’s custom cabinets are topped with a quartzite counter, the shower fittings are by THG Paris, the flat-screen TV is by Samsung, and the floor is covered in glass mosaic tiles by Studium.

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