The only thing easier than booking a spa day for a little R&R is retreating to your very own bathroom oasis any time you want. Whether you want a double vanity, a soaking tub, a spacious shower or all of the above, consider these bathrooms, all of which have been featured in the pages of NJ HOME, as your inspiration when creating your indoor paradise.
Designer Diane Durocher infused some youthfulness into this three-decades-old Franklin Lakes home and completely revamped this masterful primary bath. Removing old-fashioned green tile made way for a new tub, gleaming Carrera marble tiles and stenciled blue walls. An upholstered bench and a built-in makeup vanity means the bathroom doubles as a getting-ready spot too.
New England Inspired
This custom-built home along the Manasquan River exudes New England character with a touch of Southern charm thanks to designer Tracy Pearce. In the primary bathroom, the large-scale porcelain-pattern tiles offset the all-white tub that sits in between custom vanities. Each partner has his or her own space, but natural design elements such as an overhead reclaimed beam and barnwood-style porcelain floor tiles tie it all together.
Cozy and Intimate
Warmth was the No. 1 goal for a South Jersey family when they built their large home from scratch. In the primary bath, designer AJ Margulis placed the shower in a corner to give the large space a bit more privacy. An arresting tile inlay, a cozy window seat and traditional square-raised cabinetry also make the all-white bathroom feel more intimate and less stark.
Oasis for Dad
A single father in Bergen County wanted to revamp his ensuite to be light, bright and spacious. Danielle Palmadessa of DRP Interiors installed a freestanding tub with a wooden surround, as well as a glass and marble mosaic pattern within the enlarged shower. The shower also has a rain showerhead and a bench to give it that spa-like quality.
The homeowner of this Union County abode wanted to have some fun in the bathroom; designer Daniella Hoffer helped her decide on this bold black-and-white “Panda” tile, which is not just one slab of stone, but a few slabs cleverly aligned. Adding to the wow factor is the 10-foot-long custom double vanity with a built-in cosmetic counter and matte black glass hardware.
Architect Dan D’Agostino of Plan Architecture and his wife wanted their family home in Bergen County to feel like a vacation spot. The ultra-modern primary bathroom achieves this goal with a custom floating double vanity with quartz countertops and a double-sided gas fireplace, which warms both the bathroom and adjacent bedroom.