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

6. Old-World Furniture and Fittings

Vanities designed to look like pieces of furniture — and conversely, old pieces of furniture that are converted into vanities — give a more unique flavor to a bathroom than stock cabinets.

“Fittings are no longer finished in your typical polished chrome,” Messmer says. “We’re seeing a return to the warmer golden hues of nickel; unfinished, hand-polished brass; bronze; and copper. These add an old-world feel.” (Design by Landry Design Group, Los Angeles; Photo: Erhard Pfeiffer Photography.)

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