6 trends in luxury bathrooms

They may be scaling down in other areas, but custom-home clients aren’t skimping on bathroom amenities. Many master baths resemble sumptuous, spa-like retreats. Here are six trends in bathroom design.

November 16, 2011

2. Nature’s Way

Natural materials are durable and therefore practical for wet-room use, but they also make a strong design statement. Woods such as teak and ipe can be used indoors and out. The powder room shown at right has slate walls, herringbone wood-grain porcelain tile floors, a black granite vessel sink, two thick bamboo cantilevered counter surfaces, and cherry cabinets. This combination of materials provides great visual impact and stands up to heavy use by family and guests. (Design by Holly Rickert and Julia Kleyman, Ulrich Inc., Ridgewood, N.J.; Photo: Peter Rymwid Architectural Photographer.)

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