One look at this lovely bath designed by interiors talent Kim Stephen, and it’s easy to imagine your daily struggle to get out of bed and start your pre-work routine all but disappearing. Opening onto a private hedged garden with mountain views, it’s the perfect spot for luxuriating in the tub and taking in the gorgeous landscape.
“With so much greenery just outside the door, I decided to stick to a palette of black and white to keep it serene,” says Stephen. “Bringing some plant life into the space was also important to underscore the connection to nature, and the lushness of a banana palm seemed the perfect tropical touch,” she says.
A lively blue-and-white geometric pattern, Fez from Granada Tile’s Echo collection, brings Mediterranean flair to a Southern California shower by Adrianna Lopez.
“For the shower of this 1928 Spanish-style California home, my client wanted to feel like he was surrounded by a lush garden, so I brought in nature by incorporating plants; the colorful tile is a nod to the architecture,” she says.
BATHING WITH A VIEW
Royal blue ceramic tiles and a recycled-pine benchtop lend color and texture to this Rebekah Vallance-designed bath.
“A wall of windows looks out on a strip of garden, bringing in natural light, while dark blue tiles and warm timbers provide an inviting bathing experience,” Vallance says.
An outdoor shower designed by Richard Lindvall blends in with its environment, thanks to its nature-inspired mosaic tile by Bisazza and copper fixtures.
“This mosaic pattern was chosen to melt in with the colors of the landscape — summertime greens and the red/brown shades of fall,” he says.