Make a Splash in the New Year by Giving Your Bathroom a Makeover

The bathroom is the space where most of us start and end our days. It’s also the most private room in the house and the place to relax and get away from the stress and pressures of work and every day life. While it may seem that the bathroom is not the most fashionable space in your home, doesn’t this make it one of the most important rooms in the house? Why not turn your bathing space into a place of style and beauty with these five brilliant bathroom design trends.

Smart Storage Solutions

A beautiful bathroom is an organized bathroom. Life is hectic enough without wasting time looking for your bathroom essentials. Cabinetry manufacturers are now offering many clever options for keeping everything you need organized and close at hand. Even the tried and true medicine cabinet is now becoming the command center for organization, with many new models featuring built in electrical and USB ports, TVs, and even refrigeration for your gels and creams (or your wine!)

Montclair Cabin

Natural Materials

This year will be marked by a emphasis on organic and natural elements when it comes to a bathroom design. Natural materials will not only add character and warmth to your room, but they’ll also help to soften the sleek lines of modern toilets, tubs, and sinks. Materials like wood and naturals tone will add organic coziness to clean colors and simple lines.

Oaks Residence

Floating Vanities

While floating vanities have been popular in Europe for some time now, they are just becoming trendy in the US. The floating vanity creates a sense of space and openness (great for small bathrooms), but they have practical advantages as well. They can be installed at almost about any height, which is great if you find  standard height vanities either too tall or too short. Also, the open area underneath makes for easy cleaning. The look is great for both traditional or modern designs.

Little Compton

Metallics

The metallics trend, which has been strong in other areas of the home, has finally made its way into the bathroom, with copper, brass, and rose gold making a big splash in bathroom design. Look out for faucets, mirror frames and towel bars in these soft metal tones that will add warmth to even the most contemporary design scheme.

Hamilton Terrace

Wet Rooms

This hot new trend includes a shower space and freestanding tub in their own glass enclosure separate from the sink and toilet areas. Opting for a complete wetroom will give your bathroom a glamorous, spa-like feel, but it’s important to work with professional designers and architects on a project of this scope.

When it comes to adding organic elements to your design, Prestige Marble & Granite is here to help you with a vast selection of unique, exotic and rare natural stones from around the world. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through selection, layout, design and installation. We welcome homeowners, designers, and contractors to browse our showroom any time!

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It’s Only Natural: Organic Materials Are Always Interior Design Winners

Organic design elements are made of materials which come from nature. The addition of natural, organic elements in our interiors can make us feel calm, at peace, and above all, welcomed. It is now known that using organic interior design elements to connect humans to nature nurtures health and well-being. Natural materials are also a healthier choice for interiors as they are non-toxic with little to no VOCs, thus ensuring better indoor quality. The use of organic elements in interior spaces is always a win-win. Here’s a look at some ways to bring organic elements into your interiors.

Natural Stone

Natural stone is one of the most popular, and enduring, organic elements used in home design. It lends a beautiful, organic vibe to any interior design style, and it is also inherently earth-friendly due to its recyclability, durability, enduring life-cycle, and ease of care and maintenance.

Calacatta Gold marble countertops in the kitchen produce an elegant look, but lend a warm, welcoming vibe as well.

Kitchen with Calacatta Gold marble
Photo by Prestige Marble & Granite

A dramatic all-white Carrara marble fireplace is the focal point of this quintessential modern living room.

Living Room

 Woven Materials

Woven elements offer a handmade quality with terrific texture. They can look rustic or modern and simultaneously graphic and natural.

These colorful woven baskets make a spectacular wall grouping, while adding a cheerful organic vibe.

Moroccan Modern
Woven rope furniture adds richness, texture and warmth to this living room.
Balnarring Beach House
Woven furniture and lighting combined with and natural-fiber rugs soften the crisp nautical scheme of this coastal style living room.
Kate Marker Interiors

 Wooden Elements

Nothing says organic like natural wood. From flooring to ceiling, to walls, furnishings, and accessories, wooden elements always lend welcoming warmth to any design style.

Lots of wood, natural stone, plus some woven elements combine with glass walls to bring the outside in to this rustic-yet-elegant space.
Christensen
How about a tree in the house for some organic style?
Santa Cruz Straw Bale House
Or, how about a cluster of artful tree trunk coffee tables? These one-of-a-kind accent tables really soften the hard angles of this contemporary space.
Hydeaway House

 Brick Features

What could be more organic than mud, clay and water?  The appeal of brick in modern design is unmatched.

Peeling back the layers to expose this brick wall reveals the past while complementing the present. The uniformity in pattern makes a gorgeous backdrop for this modern space as well as adding texture and color.

Photography
Less brick is exposed here, but the design cleverly enlists a mirror to help the brick repeat visually, giving the illusion that it is more present in the full space.
Vanity/Mirror/sink
Already a big trend for gardens, herringbone brick floors can create a French rustic look.
San Clemente Remodel

Natural Sunlight

Bringing  in natural sunlight as a design element is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to incorporate one of nature’s most beautiful elements. Natural daylighting can make any room come alive.

Expansive glass walls will certainly allow plenty of natural light, but the light can be unbearable at times. This house makes a statement with folded perforated sheets that jut from glass walls to filter the sunlight entering the house.

Venice House
Skylights are an effective means of bringing additional natural light.
Cole Valley Hillside - John Maniscalco Architecture
Simple-technology solar tubes channel light to where it’s needed using highly reflective, flexible tubes. Here, borrowed light from solar tubes extend from the roof to brighten a dark dark bathroom.
Chatsworth
There are so many ways you can bring the outdoor in with the use of organic elements in your decor. Head over to our Pinterest board for more inspiration!
Let Prestige Marble & Granite help you select the most beautiful and enduring organic countertops for your home. Our highly skilled fabricators use the latest in technology to ensure precise cutting, fitting, and installation of your natural stone, for a beautiful look that will stand the test of time.