Best of Designers' Portfolio: Bathrooms

Whether contemporary or traditional, top designers transform bathrooms with creative tile displays, sleek fixtures and colorful palettes.

Pretty scenery isn't restricted to views out the big picture windows. A freestanding vintage-style tub is set against a wall of sea-blue glass tile and presides over by a large resin oyster overflowing with orchids.

A dark-stained vanity, placed between double sinks, is the only piece of furniture in this efficient master bathroom. Minimal furnishings and exposed plumbing make this narrow area seem more open, allowing every inch of the space to be functional. Design by Lori Gilder.

The grid pattern of the tiled walls, coupled with a mixture of modern fixtures and antiques, creates an anchored composition of complimentary "old and new" pieces. Framed mirrors add depth of personality reflective of your style. Design by Don Raney and Jaymes Richardson.

Light stone and wood tones keep the space neutral and airy as not to compete with the spectacular view enjoyed best from the perfectly situated bathtub. Design by Christopher Grubb. Photography by Scott Mayoral.

A large-scale mirror can allow you to make a small bathroom appear large. The use of dark wood with light stone gives a classic look. Design by Kenneth Brown. Photo by Michael McCreary Photography.

Touches of fresh white, and a slightly-unexpected contemporary zebra mirror, provide visual interest against this bathroom's calm, neutral palette. Design by Beth Haley.

Repetition and simplicity are key in this bathroom.The great lines and rich wood tone of the vanity are juxtaposed against a light color palette to take center stage. Design by Leta Palatino-Ash.

His and her vignettes flank both sides of a whirlpool tub, which serves as the focal point of this functional design. Design by Gail Drury.

This master suite features a custom marble and limestone mosaic basket-weave floor, honed marble border and honed marble slabs. Mahogany cabinets with reclaimed antique crystal pulls were custom-made to extend the transitional design. Design by Linda Maglia.

The bathroom features mosaic glass walls, a pedestal sink made of a found object and simple bathroom fixtures easily available at the stores. Design by Luis Caicedo.

The owners of this condominium wanted a spa-like bathroom/master bedroom which had virtually no walls. A combination of zebrawood and painted maple were used to make the cabinetry more furniture like. Design by Joseph Pubillones. Photography by Daniel Newcomb.

Concrete countertops with suspended wenge cabinetry set the tone in this master bathroom. The floors are white errazzo. A custom framed mirror that matches the cabinets extends the full length and height of the counter, making the small room feel twice as big and reflecting the natural light. Design by Andreas Charalambous. Photograph by Geoffrey Hodgdon.

The double check pattern on this bathroom's tile floor, adds a cheerful touch to the calm blue and white color palette. Design by Beth Haley.

Imagine waking up and getting ready in this elegant, spa-like space. Glass tile on the backsplash and in the shower (big enough for two or more) add playful color and excitement to the room. Design by Lori Dennis.

Natural stone wall tiles, marble floors and glass shower panels create clean lines in this modern master bathroom. Design by Ammie Kim.

This modern Zen bathroom features a Kohler vessel on top of teak wood. A pebble tile floor contributes to the organic feeling in the space. Design by Erica Islas.

A dramatic gauze canopy crowns the deep soaking tub in this inviting bathroom, which features lead-glass windows, an elegant chandelier, travertine marble and a heavily textured wallpaper in vibrant Tuscan colors. Design by Jackie Glisson.

This master bath provides a spa-like retreat complete with custom cabinetry, natural stone and views out the oversized window. Cabinets were built to accommodate rolls of towels by the tub for convenience. Design by A. Chris Turan. Photo by Daniel Newcomb Architectural Photography.

This serene powder room is a mixture of glass, porcelain and quartz. Glass subtly shines over a calming paint color, while the oval mirror takes center stage. Design by Andreas Charalambous.

This small powder room was redesigned to take advantage of some of the wasted space in the adjoining room. The three openings were framed with wood panels to match the adjacent floating panels. The glass shelves and textured walls added sparkle to this small space. Design by Gail Drury.

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