Designer Advice: The Bathroom as a Room

Designer Advice: The Bathroom as a Room

Mat Sanders
May 10, 2011

Over at COCOCOZY, L.A. Designer Alison Blumenfeld shares her thoughts on what makes a bathroom an inviting space to spend time. She has some fresh ideas to consider when renovating your even placing the tub in the bedroom!

With her clean and classic style, Alison Blumenfeld of Blumenfeld Interiors makes for a great source when seeking advice on remodeling a bathroom. At COCOCOZY, she contributes some of her favorite inspirational images of luxurious and restful bathrooms and suggests considering "the bathroom as a room" when rethinking your space. Some highlights from her post include:

"[The bathroom] should transcend the trappings of traditional materials and take on the feeling of a room. There are so many ways to accomplish this from the very extreme: placing the tub in your actual bedroom or having a large enough bathroom to create a lounge area in it; to the very humble, by simply adding personal touches like in any other room."

"Try looking for things in a different finish to your bath hardware, or in a different style. Ditto for the mirror ­ while it often feels right to pair a polished nickel mirror above a polished nickel faucet, it can often be better to place a wood or gilded mirror in its place."

"I think the most important thing is to get personal. Unlike a living room where the goal is to entertain others in, this room is strictly for you. Add personal photos, art that means something to you, use your baby cup to hold q-tips, anything that makes you happy. This is after all where your day begins and ends..."

For more great images and advice on re-imagining your bathroom, read Alison's guest post in full at

Thanks, Alison & Coco!

Images: 1. Elle Decor, 2. Pemplemousse , 3. Elle Decor

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