Style Guide: Editors' Favorite Bathrooms

Home Editor Jennifer Kopf shares editors' picks for the best bathrooms of Southern Living.


Hi, I'm Jennifer Cuff, home editor at Southern Living. The most relaxing bathrooms have lots of natural light, a soothing color palette and a functional layout. Here are some of our favorites. [MUSIC] The relaxed, peaceful feel of this master bath is created with ample tile work in varying shades of gray and brown. Down on the floors, along the walls is wainscot and as the tub surround. This material unifies the entire area. [MUSIC] Small tightly spaced half round tiles enhance the shower space. A bamboo vanity and mirror surround. Stained wood window frames. And a wooden glass panel tub screen keeps this space from feeling too cold or industrial. Light and bright is what this cleverly designed bathroom is all about. A built in deck housing the tub elevates it just enough to provide an unobstructed view of the outside surroundings. Thanks. Four large windows, flood the bath with lots of natural light. These shear cafee curtains add some softness and privacy, but don't obstruct the light. [MUSIC] A step up from the tub is a double vanity. To allow natural light to flood both sides of the bathroom, individual mirror panels were installed between the tub and sink spaces instead of an obtrusive wall. Everything stays open and bright. [MUSIC] This galley master bath functions almost as a hallway between the master bedroom and the screened in sleeping porch. Shades of soft green compliment the tree filled surroundings and give the room calming serenity. Plantation shutters on the lower window sashes provide ample privacy while still allowing natural light. The glass enclosed shower was actually carved out of an unused chimney niche, for a surprising use of an existing element. When it comes to baths, the more natural light the better. A glass wall divider between this bedroom and bath replaces the expected solid wall and lets the light stream in. [UNKNOWN] curtain panels provide privacy when needed. The extra deep floating bathtub invited relaxation and serenity. It references the classic claw foot tub, but with completely modern styling. Feminine accessories such as the shell encrusted mirror. Add softness to the sleek marble bath. You don't need a long wall to have a free-standing tub. In this master bath the tub is rotated to be perfectly situated between two doorways. Above the tub is an artistic mosaic tile of cherry blossom branches. The true star of the room. Built in cabinetry on either side of the room provides a handsome spot for the vanities, a dressing table, and lots of storage. The dark finished wood also provides a nice contrast to the soothing blue walls. [MUSIC] For more beautiful bathrooms, pick up a copy of Southern Living, and visit
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