Tiled Bathrooms We Love

August 19, 2014
Even though they’re the least public rooms in a house, bathrooms should receive the same attention to design and detail as the other rooms. Textured tile work is a great way to add visual interest.
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  In a renovated San Diego home, the blue-tiled master bathroom stands in contrast to the muted tones of the rest of the house. The tile is recycled glass from China.  Photo by Noah Webb.

    In a renovated San Diego home, the blue-tiled master bathroom stands in contrast to the muted tones of the rest of the house. The tile is recycled glass from China.

    Photo by Noah Webb.
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  At the center of an architect’s remote Hawaiian retreat, beneath a 6-foot-wide circular skylight, is a cylindrical tub room with a wood-clad exterior and bright red tile work on the inside. The tiles come from Canadian company Interstyle.  Photo by Linny Morris.

    At the center of an architect’s remote Hawaiian retreat, beneath a 6-foot-wide circular skylight, is a cylindrical tub room with a wood-clad exterior and bright red tile work on the inside. The tiles come from Canadian company Interstyle.

    Photo by Linny Morris.
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  The bathroom of a once-derelict 650-square-foot Chelsea co-op now feels luxurious, thanks to a floor-to-ceiling mosaic of opalescent indigo tiles.  Photo by Ian Allen.

    The bathroom of a once-derelict 650-square-foot Chelsea co-op now feels luxurious, thanks to a floor-to-ceiling mosaic of opalescent indigo tiles.

    Photo by Ian Allen.
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  For a renovation located in Glebe—an inner-city suburb of Sydney, Australia—Carterwilliamson Architects took an environmentally friendly track. The home is green in more ways than one; vibrant emerald tiles add a punch to the bathroom.  Photo by Brett Boardman.

    For a renovation located in Glebe—an inner-city suburb of Sydney, Australia—Carterwilliamson Architects took an environmentally friendly track. The home is green in more ways than one; vibrant emerald tiles add a punch to the bathroom.

    Photo by Brett Boardman.
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  The cool blue tile work in the bathroom of a Brooklyn renovation creates a relaxing space.  Photo by Gile Ashford.

    The cool blue tile work in the bathroom of a Brooklyn renovation creates a relaxing space.

    Photo by Gile Ashford.
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  In the Söder neighborhood of Stockholm, a 495-square-foot attic gets in touch with its dark side. Even the bathroom has a dramatic appearance, with a mosaic of square black tiles and a jet-black tub made from recycled plastic.  Courtesy of Copyright Per Magnus Persson.

    In the Söder neighborhood of Stockholm, a 495-square-foot attic gets in touch with its dark side. Even the bathroom has a dramatic appearance, with a mosaic of square black tiles and a jet-black tub made from recycled plastic.

    Courtesy of Copyright Per Magnus Persson.
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  The owner of a Brooklyn apartment got her hands dirty during the rehabilitation of the 19th-century duplex. Painstakingly glazed and fired scalloped tiles cover the walls and ceiling of the bathroom.  Photo by Paul Barbera.

    The owner of a Brooklyn apartment got her hands dirty during the rehabilitation of the 19th-century duplex. Painstakingly glazed and fired scalloped tiles cover the walls and ceiling of the bathroom.

    Photo by Paul Barbera.
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  Located in an old warehouse building with a façade largely devoid of windows, a Los Angeles home could easily have felt dark and constricted, if not for some clever interior innovations. In the bathroom, spruce-colored tiles and a wall-to-wall skylight give the impression of showering outdoors.  Photo by Dave Lauridsen.

    Located in an old warehouse building with a façade largely devoid of windows, a Los Angeles home could easily have felt dark and constricted, if not for some clever interior innovations. In the bathroom, spruce-colored tiles and a wall-to-wall skylight give the impression of showering outdoors.

    Photo by Dave Lauridsen.
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  The bathroom of a 520-square-foot retreat in Portland, Oregon, is both clean and simple; the main attraction is a mosaic of blue-green glass penny tiles by Terra Verre that decorates the floor.  Photo by Lincoln Barbour.

    The bathroom of a 520-square-foot retreat in Portland, Oregon, is both clean and simple; the main attraction is a mosaic of blue-green glass penny tiles by Terra Verre that decorates the floor.

    Photo by Lincoln Barbour.
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  The guest bath of a Los Angeles home might blend right in with the living space, separated only by a roll-down shade, if not for the stark contrast of bright blue tiles by Daltile.  Photo by Gregg Segal.

    The guest bath of a Los Angeles home might blend right in with the living space, separated only by a roll-down shade, if not for the stark contrast of bright blue tiles by Daltile.

    Photo by Gregg Segal.
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