60 Modern Bathroom Ideas That Are Awash in Luxury

Go ahead—soak it all in.

When you fantasize about your dream modern bathroom, what comes to mind? Perhaps swapping your view of the medicine cabinet for a panorama of Los Angeles? Trading a wait for the sink for your own private en suite? Or stretching out in a deep tub ensconced in swirling marble walls? Extraordinary features like these can transform an ordinary, utilitarian bathroom into an ultraspecial space you never want to leave. And if you’re looking for inspo—whether you’re taking on an ambitious remodel of your entire home or simply retiling your bathroom—the pages of ELLE DECOR are where to start. Below, we’ve gathered 60 luxurious modern bathroom ideas. Go ahead—soak it all in. Marble Vanity Tops

60 Modern Bathroom Ideas That Are Awash in Luxury

In a bathroom of a Toronto home designed by Kelly Wearstler, the floors, walls, and ceiling are all clad in oblong tiles in alternating shades of blue—a stylish (and Wearstlerian) twist on a washroom classic. Checkmate!

The freestanding marble shower of an apartment in Poland designed by Paradowski Studio is an ultraluxe addition to the primary bathroom. The move is a smart way to organize the home’s private spaces, while accentuating the towering ceilings.

In the powder room of an Upper East Side apartment designed by Patrick Mele, the walls and ceiling are color blocked in various bright shades. The best part? This is a look that would be a snap to DIY.

Designer Augusta Hoffman elevated an ordinary space by employing not one but three types of stone in the powder room of her Manhattan apartment, from the floor to the wainscoting to the rustic sink.

Generous glazed doors in the primary bathroom of a Los Angeles home designed by Studio Mellone and Woods + Dangaran adds the ultimate luxury to the space: nature. But, of course, we also would gladly take the deep Waterworks tub, in addition to the view of the olive tree.

In a San Antonio house designed by Lake | Flato, the powder room is sheathed in custom cactus-covered wallpaper to add personality—and nod to the arid vegetation outside the home.

Look closely and this Italian bathroom follows a relatively traditional format: white enclosure, white fixtures, and tile. But its designer, Filippo Chia, gave it an old-world aura with an 18th-century Murano mirror and glorious 19th-century antique tiles.

In the primary bathroom of the ELLE DECOR Penthouse, designed by Fox Nahem, double vanity sinks—set in a sculptural stone monolith—give the ultimate luxury experience, not to mention ample me-time.

The homeowners of this Park City, Utah, winter retreat were enchanted with Japanese culture after a memorable visit to the country. So they tapped the design firm Electric Bowery to recreate its bathing culture in their bathroom. Here, an ofuro-style cedar tub takes centerstage atop a platform clad in softly gleaming black limestone tile.

Designer Mark Grattan went the extra mile in designing the home of sports legends Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird: In the couple’s bathroom, he eschewed traditional tile for a soothing sage micro-mosaic composed of teeny glass tiles from Sicis. We’re here for these types of small wins.

Painting your bathroom walls in white (in this case, Benjamin Moore’s White Dove), as ELLE DECOR A-Lister Richard Mishaan did here, makes for a sublime and moving bathing experience. The tub is by Duravit, and the antique mirrors are Italian.

In a bathroom this minimal, let the lips do the talking. The tile Eva Bradley chose is from Porcelanosa, the tub is LaCava, the marble side table is from Anthem, and the linens are from Room & Board. The artwork includes five Lips by Angela Blehm.

For a couple of maximalist makeup magnates, ELLE DECOR A-Lister Mary McDonald opted for a dramatic marble archway to frame the vanity. The bathroom also has a custom counter and mirror by Urban Archaeology and a faucet by Waterworks. The stool is from Carl Moore Antiques, the sconces are by Ralph Lauren Home, and the pendant is by the Urban Electric Co.

If you make the semicircular brick arch, veined orb pendant, and wall of subway tiles white, then a black tub is compulsory. The tub, fittings, and tiles in this bathroom by ELLE DECOR A-Listers Ashe Leandro are all by Waterworks, and the vintage light fixture is from JF Chen.

Ever get the feeling that you’re not being watched? Jewelry designer Matthew Harris shows us that there’s an easy fix for that: In his primary bathroom, hand-painted Portuguese tiles depict a man in 18th-century garb. The bathtub, rain shower, and fixtures are by Roca.

In the bathroom of a TriBeCa bachelor pad designed by Cochineal Design, custom millwork by RJ Millworkers commands our attention. The tile is from Stone Source, and the sconces are by Peter Bristol from D. Shop.

For the last time: no! The pendant will not bite your hand off when it’s hungry. This neutral-toned bathroom is punctuated by a Strike Malibu vanity in Danby marble (by Chad Dorsey) and a pivot mirror by KGBL. The bronze pendant light is from Fuse Lighting, and the plumbing fitting is by Samuel Heath.

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

Just because you have limited square footage doesn’t mean you have to skimp on decadence. Jett Projects employed Dedar moiré wallpaper and a FontanaArte mirror (reflection not guaranteed) to add some oomph to this Brooklyn bathroom.

As far as we’re concerned, floor-to-ceiling marble is a cornerstone of luxury. (Just be sure to have a mop handy in case of splashing.) In this San Francisco home, Nicole Hollis paired the Arabescato Corchia marble with Waterworks fixtures and a sculptural pendant, courtesy of Vincenzo De Cotiis.

Charles Curkin is ELLE Decor's Articles Editor, covering everything related to luxury watches, design, and travel, and has previously written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Paris Review.

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