As areas in the home become more blended, bathrooms featuring additional elements that bring them into bedroom and living-room territory are becoming more sought after – Angelica Hedges rounds up 10 multifunctional boudoir bathrooms that act as self-contained sanctuaries after a busy day.
1. This boudoir bathroom features the Amalfi slipper-style bathtub from Victoria & Albert Baths, designed with elegantly contoured sides and an extended backrest that provides head support, allowing for a long and relaxing bath and a perfect view of the TV on the opposite wall. The adjoining dressing room and the dressing table to the right bring fashion and function together, with plenty of storage and comfortable seating to make this bathroom a peaceful and private escape.
2. The double-ended Amiata bath designed by Meneghello Paolelli Associati for Victoria & Albert Baths comes in 1500mm and 1600mm sizes, and is pictured here acting as the visual centrepiece of an elegant, high-ceilinged space. The bath is positioned in front of the window so it enjoys a view of the outside as well as the TV on the wall, and the room is complete with a dressing table and seating to the right, and generous vanity units to help keep the space clutter free.
3. Inspired by the classic 18th-century Bateau Bath design, the Torridge cast iron bath with ball and claw feet from Drummonds measures 1660mm long and features an elegant roll-top design and sloping high backs at both ends for comfort and support. The bath is positioned close to the fireplace for long, relaxing soaks, and the combination of the fireplace, dresser, armchair and painting create a sophisticated ‘salon’ feel.
4. Bathed in natural light and commanding views of the outside from all sides, this bathroom showcases Duravit’s Zencha collection, which was designed by Sebastian Herkner and influenced by Japanese bathing rituals and craftsmanship. The basin features Zencha’s signature soft, rounded shapes and combines with the ‘floating’ wall-mounted furniture to reinforce the serene feel of the space. The scheme is completed with a sensor-controlled LED wall mirror, and a reclining chair and built-in banquette seating.
5. This open-plan bathroom designed by Ripples features a double-ended BC Designs Antique Copper bathtub, which measures 1500mm long, and adds a vintage touch with its rich finish and deep, roll-top sides. The central wall separates the bedroom from the bathroom, with warm wood flooring uniting the space and large-format marble-effect tiles adding a touch of grandeur. With a panoramic view dominating the bedroom area, the bathroom is pulled together by the statement bath, which acts as the focal point of the scheme.
6. This striking bathroom features the double-ended claw-foot Cheshire bathtub from Victoria & Albert Baths, which has been customised with both the exterior and feet painted in a deep, rich red. The bathroom itself is decorated with bold, contemporary colours with traditional features blended in to add cool, vintage elements. The ‘Gentlemen’s Club’ sign adds a masculine edge, and a glass cabinet with storage for shirts and suits enables the space to double as a dressing-room.
7. The Spey bath from Drummonds with classic roll-top edges is the company’s most spacious cast iron bath with a length of 1900mm, and ball-and-claw feet to raise the large tub up. Its dimensions and central position allow it to command this generous space, while its polished exterior adds to the opulent nature of the bathroom. Elements such as the double Lowther vanity with hand-cut Arabescato marble countertop and splashback, chaise longue and bespoke built-in wardbrobes enhance the luxe setting.
8. This bathroom featuring Duravit’s White Tulip range from Philippe Starck has a pared-back Scandi aesthetic which draws in a feeling of calm and serenity. The collection is inspired by organic forms, in particular tulips in full bloom, and combines them with natural solid wood surfaces and high-gloss or satin-matt lacquers, for a soft, organic feel. The expansive space offers seating for relaxation and private contemplation, and a freestanding bath through an archway.
9. The Toulouse bathtub from Victoria & Albert Baths, which has a back rest angled at 23 degrees to allow for a more restful experience, takes centre stage in this bathroom. In the surrounding space there are many elegant touches, such as the fireplace to the right, a dressing table to left, and a double vanity unit with twin basins. The addition of the mirrors on the walls allows the occupant to see themselves from all angles.
10. Here the combination of earthy tones and Duravit’s clean-lined D-Neo collection from Belgian designer Bertrand Lejoly create a spa-like ambience. The floating vanity units in the collection come in a variety of tactile oak and walnut finishes and create a simple Japandi vibe. While the space is carefully zoned with a central washing and bathing area, and separate toilet beyond, the boundaries between each room have been creatively made fluid and feel seamless.