STATEMENT LIGHTING , DRAMATIC SINKS AND ARTISTIC TILES ADD TEXTURE AND PERSONALITY TO BATHROOMS .
BY JILLIAN DARA / COURTESY OF NEWPORT BEACH MAGAZINE
Bathrooms have become somewhat of a sanctuary over the years , with homeowners making these rooms more like a spa and less like a forgotten room of the house .
“ The bathroom becomes an escape from others in the home and oftentimes is the only place where one can spend quality time alone ,” says Kenn Cross , creator of Kenn Shui .
For these reasons , we ’ re seeing the addition of funky light features , colorful sinks and bold tiles that add texture and personality to bathrooms . Freestanding tubs and large mirrors are also popular fixtures in bathrooms that are outfitted with more space .
“ Bathrooms are making more of a statement now , whether that looks extra luxurious , glamorous , or relaxing ,” say Alexis Caldera and Kate Cuadro , co-founders of DMT Design .
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FREESTANDING TUBS This is a trend that isn ’ t slowing down , says interior architectural designer Morghan Iovino , adding that various materials such as marble , stone and copper are used to create a special tub moment . Circular tubs are also the most popular shape for standalone tubs and often in white to not detract attention from other feature items in the bathroom , like this Amelia Freestanding Acrylic Tub , with curvy lines that mimic ocean waves . ( build . com )
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