excuse me, where is your restroom?

I love checking out people’s bathrooms!  I believe that bathrooms are a vital part of interior design – you can fluff and “decorate” all you want, but a bad bathroom is a bad bathroom.  Has anyone been in the bathrooms at Ted’s Montana Grill?  I love it – the soap dispensers dispense powder Boraxo hand soap, the shower stalls are created from Carrara Marble framed in brass, it’s a delightful experience.  Clean and simple.  Courtney recently gave me an eye-full of beauty in the bathroom pictures she posted of Quality Meats in NYC. See more here.


Some might disagree that a bathroom is important… saying it’s a “functional” space – don’t spend a lot of money and don’t go all-out.  I disagree.  The first thing I tell new clients is: “you are going to spend your money in the kitchen and the bathrooms”… thus far I’ve been blessed with clients who agree!

Here are some various bathrooms from my inspiration files.


{elle decor, november 05, photographer: gregory crawford}


{not sure on the source, sorry- loved the shelf brackets}


{elle decor, october 2007, bathroom of Michelle Smith (girl behind the fashion label Milly), photographed by Roger Davies}


{I’ve posted this pup before, Southern Accents}


{a private outdoor shower, off a master bath, Metropolitan Home}


{the master bath that’s attached to that outdoor shower… I love the rustic-industrial-ness of it. And of course, the french casement windows help too! Metropolitan Home}


{I know, I’ve posted this before, but it deserves mention again- Stephen Gambrel from Elle Decor June/July 2004}

Powder bathrooms deserve a post of their own… they are an element of surprise and always dripping in great design elements!


  1. glad you came clean and divulged your weakness for squeaky clean baths! in total agreement with you about this…

  2. mmmmm those are some yummy bathrooms!

  3. Gosh I love these! Great pics for inspiration – forwarding this to Mom as she’s about to embark on remodeling TWO baths! We need to ship you and all your talent to Louisiana for a week. I’ll meet you there :)

  4. HA! I am in the process of redesigning our powder room and it is a definite challenge find the right balance between beautiful, creative, timeless and slightly unexpected. Thank you for this post!

  5. Those bathrooms are great. I love the one from Southern AccentS.

  6. I really like the last one! Specifically I like that squiddly sea monster in the bottom right hand corner of the wall in the image. I just want that for my life. Also, that dog needs to get out of that fancy tub. I’m lucky I can bathe iggy in the kitchen sink. Third, I wish I were classy enough to have room for all of this un-bodily-function-related furniture. No wonder I’m already unsatisfied with my redo.

  7. i’m loving the organized hand towels/washcloths in the first pic…it reminds me of an organized linen closet- another place to extend design! :) my aunt is a designer out of birmingham. you MUST check out her website (lynchappelle.com). her portfolio is all of her own home. her master bath is AMAZING…looks like something you would love! :)

  8. Mmmm the outdoor shower looks heavenly. It’s so hot here, I think an outdoor shower would get some use, ewwh but then I think bugs…

  9. Ahhhhhh, this is therapy to a girl who has been ordered to stay off coffee by her doctor yesterday. Thank you for these beauties. My favorite is number two.

  10. Oh my! We absolutely positively adore everything, but particularly loved seeing someone mention Boraxo. I am showing my age, I know, but I am an old Princess! Love the blog! TPP

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