When designing or redecorating a bathroom, there's a lot to take on board. You've got to consider all the fittings, from showers and baths to sinks and taps, not forgetting storage for all the beauty products we tend to hoard. Then's there the atmosphere, where colour scheme comes into play. Do you want your bathroom to be a sanctuary, or are you looking to make a design statement with bold colour? There's the flooring - marble, wood or tile, maybe lino for a classic feel or cork if you're going for a sustainable, eco-friendly design. Whatever aesthetic you lean towards, we've gathered all the best bathrooms from the House & Garden archive to help.

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    Pale Arabescata marble has been used for the elegant bath surround and splashback in the ensuite of a Sussex cottage by Beata Heuman. The distinctive coral-themed hanging light is a design by Vaughan.

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    In a 19th century house decorated by Nicola Harding, Farrow & Ball’s ‘Setting Plaster’ paint picks up on pink tiles by Emery & Cie in the bathroom. Howe’s ‘Mark Chair’ is covered in green towelling fabric.

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    Annabel Elliot chose Farrow & Ball ‘Cooking Apple Green’ paint for the bathroom of Prince Charles’s sixteenth-century house in Cornwall, which overlooks the Fowey Valley.

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    At Ballyfin, one of Ireland's grandest country houses now transformed into a magnificent hotel, one bathroom has a statement as its bath: a Roman sarcophagus acquired by Sir Charles in 1822.

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    The bold wallpaper in the ground-floor bathroom of a Suffolk farmhouse is ‘Deco Monkeys’ by de Gournay. ‘Faille Hamilton’ silk from Claremont was used for the contrasting yellow blinds.

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    The bateau bath in this spare bathroom at a Cornish house by Marion Lichtig came from The Water Monopoly.

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    The ensuite of the master bedroom in Jeremy Langmead's Suffolk house has walls covered in Robert Kime's 'St Abb's' wallpaper, the same as in the bedroom. The freestanding tub is copper and contrasts with the blue blind.

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    When Cath and Jeremy Brown left London for Dartmoor, they moved to a rustic cottage. The bathroom features a vaulted ceiling and a bath that picks up on the colour of the beams, with charmingly placed plants for some greenery.

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    In Gabby Deeming's pretty Bloomsbury flat, the bathroom blind picks up the colours of the ‘Sweet Pea’ wallpaper by Cole & Son. Gabby made the blind from a cotton lungi bought in Sri Lanka for less than £1.

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    Vaughan’s ‘Perugia’ mirror and a red ‘Alphabet Brush Pot’ from Pentreath & Hall add finishing touches.

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    Black taps create a dramatic contrast with the pale marble surfaces in the bathroom of Guillaume Alan's Parisian apartment.

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    Popham Design supplied the floor tiles in Sarah Vanrenen's home. Sarah topped a walnut commode with marble to create a basin unit.

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    A small bathroom features a bold patterned wallpaper with a yellow print for contrast.

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    Ashlar Mason supplied the dramatically striated marble for this bathroom, which leads off the vivid cobalt main bedroom in Audrey Carden's London house.

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    Martin Hulbert's design for this London house was inspired by springtime in Japan. Troy marble from Stone Interiors lines the floor, with a slim volcanic limestone ‘Ios’ bath by Victoria & Albert Baths.

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    Audrey Carden completed a colourful renovation of her London house in just nine months, including this understated bathroom.The terrazzo tiles here are from Grestec.

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    In Edward Bulmer's Herefordshire house, the bathroom features pink 'Cuisse de Nymphe Emue' paint from Edward's range, which provides a backdrop for black and white artworks.

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    A mirror made by the building company, Horizon Construction, hangs on a stone wall in the bathroom at Adam Sykes' mid-century-inspired house in South London.

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    The spacious guest bathroom in Edward Bulmer's Queen Anne house has muted, sea green walls.

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    Two mirrors by William Emmerson from Ralph Pucci hang above the double sinks in this monochrome bathroom from a Shalini-Misra-designed London house.

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    The curved wall that separates the bedroom from the bathroom in Julia Barnard's Somerset cottage was inspired by a window with a curved reveal. The bath was salvaged from Julia’s daughter’s flat in London and re-enamelled in Lancashire.

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    The vintage bath in Guy Tobin's London house was reclaimed from Chelsea Manor Studios, where the cover for The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album was shot. Farrow & Ball’s fiery orange ‘Charlotte’s Locks’ adds a new dimension to the bath, with a a 2.5-litre tin of estate eggshell costing £60.

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    A simple white bathroom in Christine Van Der Hurd's London house is livened up with a colourful rug.

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    The bath and sink in this eighteenth-century house in Bath are both vintage and the rag rug is from Sweden. The industrial wall lights are from Felix Lighting Specialists. Nicola chose Paint & Paper Library's ‘Deep Water Green’ in an oil eggshell finish to give the vintage bath a new lease of life (£68 for 2.5 litres).

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    The bathroom in a compact Mayfair flat has traditional fittings from Original Bathrooms and marble cladding to reflect the flat’s Edwardian origins.

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    The walls in this eighteenth-century house in Bath, painted in Farrow & Ball’s ‘Railings’, match the Emery & Cie cement floor tiles. Designer Nicola Harding bought the vintage bath in one of the bathrooms on Ebay. To get the look without having to trawl online, try Heritage Bathrooms’ similar ‘Porto Santo Bateau’ cast iron double-ended bath, which you can paint in the colour of your choice. It measures 67.5 x 170 x 68cm and costs £1,595, including the chrome feet.

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    The bathroom in this beautiful Sri Lankan house is painted a soft jade green. Eggshell paint is not available locally, so a matting agent was added to Dulux Master Palette ‘Hillside View’ gloss paint for the window frames and doors

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    White walls, wooden floors, and a gorgeous freestanding bath make this bathroom in an Edwardian villa designed by William Smalley an appealing space. The original Edwardian bedroom chimneypiece has been retained.

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    Pine flooring was used for the panelling in this minimal bathroom at a Christopher Howe-designed townhouse in Bray.

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    Black and white curtains with a grand pelmet add drama to the bathroom of Cameron Kimber's house in New South Wales. White fittings and pale walls allow the antique prints, wall lights from Colefax and Fowler, and an English Regency mirror to stand out.

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    A set of botanical prints from James Graham-Stewart adds a touch of life to this bathroom in a Manhattan townhouse designed by Hugh Leslie. Hugh sourced the heavily striated marble in this one from an Italian quarry and designed the drawer unit, which is in cherry wood, cracked lacquer and nickel.

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    White walls and warm metal accents make for a modern, minimalist space in this Edwardian villa designed by William Smalley. A recessed mirrored cabinet designed by William is a clever idea for unobtrusive storage.

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    The family bathroom of restaurant owner Keith McNally's Notting Hill home is lined with tongue-and-groove panelling. The delicately tinted areas of the map are subtly echoed by the pastel colour scheme in the main bedroom. Map specialist Jonathan Potter is a treasure trove for antique maps, charts and atlases. A similar example recording the eight routes of the European crusades, measures 48 x 40cm and costs £380.

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    Textiles dealer Susan Deliss lives in a beautiful eighteenth-century country house deep in the heart of Burgundy. Her bathroom is painted a pretty pale blue. This soothing colour works well in a bathroom - the antique tiles and oriental rug add warmth.

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    Interior designer Suzy Hoodless worked with the owners of this west-London town house to create a glamorous effect, using mid-century pieces and a dark colour palette that occasionally breaks in to splashes of brightness. In this bathroom petrol blue tiles have been paired with bright yellow rugs for a surprisingly graphic look.

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    The bathroom in the home of artist Sarah Graham is furnished with an Italian vellum screen from Rose Uniacke, a side table from James Graham-Stewart and a rug from Shahbaz Afridi.

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    This is Domaine de la Baume, a hotel in the Verdon region of France. In this bathroom, a large painting hangs against green walls, which highlight the green details on the tiled floor.

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    This iconic wallpaper is Scalamandré's 'Zebra' in masai red, famously used in Wes Anderson's film The Royal Tenenbaums. It creates an intimate feeling in this small bathroom, which was boldly designed by Beata Heuman.

    The interior of this fun, colourful home is a highly original space, unapologetically theatrical and oozing energy. 'The owners are both artists. They have quite wild tastes and they love strong colours,' says designer Beata. 'I was told by the wife that her childhood dream was to have a house with a series of rooms each with its own distinct personality - Chinese, Japanese, American and so on. That would have been too much, but I did want to give the house variation and changes of mood.'

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    A freestanding bathtub and chintzy wallpaper in the bathroom of Atelier Vime's eighteenth-century hôtel particulier, Hotel Drujon, decorated by our Acting Decoration Editor Ruth Sleightholme for a scheme in House & Garden's August 2017 issue. Ruth decorated with French textiles, antiques, twentieth-century pieces and rustic Provençal pottery, within the atmospheric setting.

    WALLS Wall in 'Petit Parc' (rose), cotton/linen, £247.20 a metre, from Pierre Frey. Similar metal wall light, £324, from W Sitch; with raffia lampshades, by Audoux-Minet, ¤300 each, from Atelier Vime. FURNITURE Similar copper bath, from £8,050, from The Water Monopoly. Side table, as before. ACCESSORIES Antique brass bath bridge with copper soap trays, from £950, from The Water Monopoly. 'Ambre' bath and shower gel, by Côté Bastide, £24, from Cologne & Cotton. Oak and tampico-fibre nail brush, £9.75, from Balineum. Soap, as before. Forties metal candlestick, £490, from Quindry.

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    With a characteristic respect for the fabric of this eighteenth-century house in Bath, designer Patrick Williams has carefully transformed it into a welcoming home and B&B. During the restoration the owners enriched the house with all sorts of additions that look as though they have always been there - a corner cupboard on a landing or pilasters in the family bathroom, for instance. When the project started, Patrick spoke to several reclamation yards asking them to put aside any suitable elements for a Georgian house. He also trawled Ebay. Jig Baths offers a similar round tub to the one used here.

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    The artist owners of this London house called on interior designer Beata Heuman to create a family home full of fun, distinctive design and punchy colours. A highly original space, unapologetically theatrical and oozing energy. 'The owners are both artists. They have quite wild tastes and they love strong colours,' says Beata. An en suite bathroom is painted in an emerald green with black border.

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    In the bathroom of this classic Manhattan house designed by Rita Konig, walls painted with faux panelling conceal storage and add to the country theme found throughout the house.

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    Add drama to a room with inky blue colours. Background scenery from a Victorian photography studio hangs in this bathroom by designer Max Rollitt. The blue Senneh rug came from Edward Marnier, a Dorset-based dealer, who sells beautiful yet affordable old and antique rugs (from around £375 for similar).

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    Vintage industrial tiles, imported from the US, line the children's shower room in restaurant owner Keith McNally's Notting Hill home.

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    Oiled Teak Bath

    The bathroom at a divine Provençal house by Andrzej Zarzycki is clad in woods of various warm tones, including oak by the vanity area, fumed oak on the floors and oiled teak on the William Garvey bath. The chair was bought at the Marché aux Puces in Paris.

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    Pink walls the colour of setting plaster, contrast with deep pink curtains in the bathroom of Henrietta Courtauld of The Land Gardeners'. Her London house, redesigned by architect Maria Speake of Retrouvius, features reclaimed marble running up to dado height, and finished with a band of antique bevelled mirror for a touch of sparkle. The clawfoot bath, positioned next to the window is a deep aubergine purple.

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    A butler sink is an unusual choice for a bathroom, but it works beautifully with the wooden surround here. The brass taps are original to the house at Carskiey in Scotland. For similar, try Catchpole & Rye's 'English Basin Pillar Tap' in aged brass (from £300 a tap).

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    Designer Pamela Shamshiri's bathroom, as seen in The Perfect Bath by Barbara Sallick (Rizzoli, £35), works to a sandy palette, with a wooden bath and floorboards. Try Wooden Baths in Scotland for a similar design in ash, pine and iroko.

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    Salvaged wooden doors or screens can be a good alternative to the standard glass shower screen or curtain. Here, a pair of Chinese screens act as shower doors. Glass has been placed behind them to protect them from the water. Try Lassco for salvaged doors.

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    Take the plunge in your bathroom - by choosing a unusual 'plunge pool' bath. This simple design scheme with natural colours and materials creates a restful, calm feeling in the small bathroom of Jane Gowers' basement.

    Designer Jane Gowers discovered her London terrace house by chance, but its restoration and decoration have been the result of good judgement and a sympathetic approach.

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    The owners of this London house called on interior designer Beata Heuman to create a family home full of fun, distinctive design and punchy colours. A highly original space, unapologetically theatrical and oozing energy. 'The owners are both artists. They have quite wild tastes and they love strong colours,' says Beata. The opulent, free-standing bath was copied from a Twenties design that Beata spotted in an old magazine. 'It was quite difficult to work out how to make it. Fortunately, we had a very good joiner and we discovered a specialist timber from the Netherlands that is used in boat building and can be submerged in water for 10 years without any ill effect.'

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    There are houses that repel with gates and buzzers, and then there are houses that open their arms in welcome. Combining classical proportions and traditional furnishings with the informal elements of family life, this house in Cornwall has proved to be the perfect acquisition for its owners. Set in one of the lushest and loveliest parts of Cornwall, overlooking an estuary and close to the sea, this house is a welcomer. One of the guest bathrooms is occupied by a freestanding bath.

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    Owner Wendy enlarged and recoloured a fragment of Persian-inspired fabric by David Hicks to create the wallpaper in her bathroom. The overall blue-and-white scheme is elegant and timeless.

    Wendy Nicholls of Colefax and Fowler has honed her personal and professional style in her London home, which is full of Victorian accents and unique accessories.

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    Curtains in Robert Kime 'Wild Iris' linen hang in this country bathroom, which has been decorated with a pale palette. The star-shaped lighting adds an unusual touch to the traditional space. See Vaughan's 'Star Lantern' lights for similar.

    The free standing cream clawfoot bathtub, white walls and natural wooden floorboards ensure that this space is simple and unfussy in its design.

    This restored Georgian house in Somerset was an irresistible challenge for its owners, who put together a team including architect Ptolemy Dean for the painstaking restoration, which won a Georgian Group award in 2015.

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    At Holker Hall in Cumbria, a single-ended roll-top bath is placed against the wall, allowing the bather to lie back and enjoy a wall hung with pretty botanical pictures (see how to hang pictures). Tiles behind the bath are aesthetically pleasing and go some way to protect the wall from water damage.

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    The vertical lines of the panelling in this Welsh farmhouse by Hackett Holland add height to the small, awkwardly shaped bathroom, while the window gives bathers a view of the sky. A sink curtain emphasises the country feel of the scheme and hides any unsightly pipes.

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    'Pineapple' wallpaper by Adelphi brightens up the cloakroom of a Victorian country house in Shropshire, while a glamorous chandelier completes the bold look. The sink curtain adds a country-style element to the pretty scheme.

    Owner Henri Fitzwilliam-Lay has enhanced the interiors of this grand property with her signature mid-century aesthetic without compromising original features.

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    Palm tree print wallpaper above white tiling adds a tropical feel to this whimsical bathroom, without overwhelming the subtle scheme. A free-standing bath sits next to a Victorian-style chair and a small wood burning stove.

    Henri Fitzwilliam-Lay, the owner of this Victorian country house in Shropshire, has enhanced the interiors of this grand property with her signature mid-century aesthetic without compromising original features.

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    This bathroom in architect Johnny Holland's Richmond mansion flat is simple yet luxurious. The Carrara-marble-clad bathroom has contrasting brass fixtures from Barber Wilsons while the walls have been painted a deep blue-black. This colour is unusual for a bathroom but it reflects the natural light beautifully, proving that sometimes the unlikely choice is the right one!

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    The main bathroom in this Californian newbuild with interiors by David Bentheim has a rolltop bath from Waterworks and blinds in a soft white linen by O Ecotextiles. Herringbone tiles are arranged so as to form stripes of colour - white and mustard and grey.

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    A bath from Duravit and a slate-topped stand with twin basins furnish the main bedroom's en-suite bathroom at this award-winning newbuild in Suffolk, decorated by interior designer Virginia White, the sister of Lucy Turvill, who owns the property. The portrait is of Lucy by another sister, Philippa Kunisch.

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    The owners of this Victorian terraced house in London turned their bedroom into a luxurious en-suite while renovating the house. They wanted the space to have warmth and colour, hence the bold choice of the coloured terracotta floor tiles in a mix of pink, soft grey, white, khaki and petrol blue. The statement bath from Drummonds was painted in a bespoke salmon pink to match the floor and teamed with classic brassware in un-lacquered solid brass. The wall on the right cleverly conceals a WC and a shower.

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    Decorator Frédéric Méchiche has used a scenic grisaille wallpaper, created by Joseph Dufour et Cie in the early nineteenth-century, in this Directoire-style scheme in Paris. Try Zuber for similar styles.

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    This seductive bathroom by Hackett Holland with its mid-mid-century Murano chandelier oozes under-stated luxury.

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    This white rustic bathroom at The Playa Grande Beach Club in the Dominican Republic is decorated in 'faded bathing-suit colours.' The hotel has a gorgeous vintage feel. In the bathrooms this effect is achieved through the use of oversized copper baths and pretty patterned tiles.

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    In Faringdon House, the Oxfordshire home of writer Sofka Zinovieff, this en suite bathroom was added in the Fifties, it has a flamboyant pink tub and Rousseau-inspired murals by Roy Hobdell.

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    'If you don't have good storage, your life is a mess. It is expensive, and people don't like to put it into their budgets, but it's crucial,' says Rita. When asked how she did it all in her own London flat, she reels off a long list, which includes losing 12cm off the length of the sitting area to make room for the full-length bath in the bathroom.

    Playing on the lack of natural light in the bathroom, Rita had the bath area covered in horizontal and vertical boards, painted in a high-gloss 'Deep Brunswick Green' from Papers and Paints.

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    The wallpaper in the bathroom of Rita Konig's flat is Hinson's 'Martinique'.

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    This ultra pretty bathroom in the guest cottage of designer Emma Burns of Sybil Colefax & John Fowler is filled with a diffuse light from a blind in 'Wheat Ears and Scrolls Border', £580 a metre, an embroidered cotton panel from Chelsea Textiles. 'It is particularly pretty with the light coming through, which is good for a bathroom,' says Emma.

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    Wallpaper: 'Sea Plants', by John Derian for Studio Printworks, 68cm wide, £310 a 4.6-metre roll, at Tissus d'Hélène.

    Glazed-ceramic tiles: 'Henley' (beetle black), 12.6cm square, £2.53 each, at Balineum.

    Ceramic basin and pedestal: 'Empress', 92 x 72 x 54cm, £900; and nickel-plated-steel mixer taps, 'La Fontaine', £450; both at Catchpole & Rye.

    Glass and brass-beaded towel ring: 'Mmiliki Kitambaa' (teal), £63.95, from Otago.

    Linen towel: (black and green), £39, at Toast.

    Steel container: 'Edison' (bronze finish), £42, at Balineum.

    Jesmonite mirror: 'Coral', by Eddy & Grice, £480, at The New Craftsmen.

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    Suzy Hoodless, known for her mild eclecticism and smart monochrome backgrounds, designed this bold patterned bathroom. The geometric tiles create a sense of division and space, complemented by the brass taps and reclaimed wash stand.

    Cement tiles are bespoke, but the 'Cube No. 65' from Emery & Cie is similar. Each tile is 20cm square and costs e138 a square metre. You can order any combination of three colours out of a dazzling array of 51.

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    Marianne Brandi of Day Birger et Mikkelsen, has created an indulgent bathroom in her Copenhagen home. The wet room area - with its ceiling-mounted 'Nene' shower from Drummonds, gives an open plan feel, allowing the 'Usk' bath and 'Double Lowther' basin, also from Drummonds to take centre stage. We also love the contrast of paneled walls and marble moscaic floor.

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    Who says you can't hang art in the bathroom? Artist and designer Cressida Bell's inspiration can be seen at Charleston, the Sussex retreat of her grandmother - even in the bathroom - which features cupboards decorated by Angelica Bell.

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    Paolo Moschino designed this bathroom in nautical creams and blues. The pelmets of the curtains - with their clean, straight lines and border of blue - stand out amidst the calm scheme. The linen curtains are made from 'Nyvelle Oyster' by Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam, while the light fittings are the 'Bathroom Storm Wall Light' from Vaughan, available in chrome and nickel, costing £349.

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    Colefax designer Emma Burns added to the owner's collection of sailors' valentines that hang in the bathroom; all of them were found a The Lacquer Chest in Kensington. 'It's about finding those bits and pieces that make things charming,' she says.

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    Soane co-founder Lulu Lytle has used the company's pretty 'Seaweed Lace' print in the bathroom in her own home, with the leaf green colourway giving the room a fresh and bright look.

    Curtains, 'Seaweed Lace' (leaf green lawn), linen, £196 per metre; Wallpaper, 'Seaweed Lace' (leaf green), £430 per roll; Chair, 'Venus', from £5,100; Wall light, 'Cygnet', from £1,025, all at Soane.

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    The pink and green bathroom in designer Nicky Haslam's eighteenth-century folly is pure romance. Furniture from his range for Oka, is combined with a wall of mirror behind the bath, which opens up the tiny room and bounces around the light.

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    This Georgian house, once inhabited by Huguenot silk weavers, has been carefully restored by architect Chris Dyson. In the bathroom a slipper bath stands on a Carrara-marble plinth.

    From the Feb 2011 issue of House & Garden. Photograph by Alexander James.

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    Collections of English and Irish furniture are evident throughout Williamstrip, a beautiful Georgian house in the heart of the Cotswolds - even in the en-suite bathroom. The bedroom panelling, seen in the mirror's reflection, is painted in a custom shade by decorator Mark Gillette to match the wallpaper ('Lancelot' in glacier by Brunschwig & Fils, £56 for a 4.5-metre roll from G P & J Baker).

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    Wonderful yellow 'Zellige' tiles by Emery & Cie enliven this wet room-style shower. Tongue and groove paneling and a simple stone sink downplay the ornate mirror and lighting.

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    A small bathroom with panelled walls in the home of designer Robert Moore has a feeling of warm, understated glamour.

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    Shunning our throwaway culture, interior designer Patrick Williams, of Berdoulat Design used salvaged finds and traditional techniques to imaginatively restore his Victorian flat in east London in a sympathetic manner. Around the bathroom walls, above matchboard panelling, runs a narrow shelf made from oak from a table his parents had when he was a child. A bigger piece forms the loo seat. The old bath was bought for £80, and the Victorian taps were reconditioned and de-chromed, as was the shower-curtain rail and waste pipe. The basin is from Labour and Wait - Patrick got a deal on it as it was chipped; for him this is welcome patina.

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    Charcoal walls provide a dramatic backdrop for idiosyncratic paintings of volcanoes, and wall-mounted plinths topped with coral, in designer Bridie Hall's bathroom.

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    In this small bathroom, designer Robert Moore has painted the walls in a deep blue, 'Basalt' by Little Greene. The applied mouldings form a framework for the French empire wall sconces and a Fifties French mirror. The fabric used for the curtains is 'Palma Large' from Bernard Thorp (£75 per metre).

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    Sweet nautical accessories, and bright blue matchboard panelling make up this charming bathroom in the home of Georgie Fordham.

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    Rather than opting for white bathroom walls, stronger neutrals like this putty colour used by Ilse Crawford in Stockholm's Ett Hem Hotel, offer a kind of modern glamour when combined with gold and glass, that is undeniably warm and inviting.

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    This Victorian house in east London was a typical Eighties conversion, redesigned by Adam Bray to be comfortable and relaxing. The Twenties triptych mirror is gilt metal by Brot, Paris. Moroccan bathroom floor tiles from Habibi Interiors are deliberately mismatched for a patchwork effect.

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    To get the look of Gill and Glenn Vaughan's stunning bathroom, try flooring from Lapicida, and the 'Usk' bateau bath from Drummonds, which is a close match to the free-standing tub and available in the same black painted finish.

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    At Gateley Hall in Norfolk, owner Vivien Greenock has used her expertise as an interior designer to restore the once neglected eighteenth-century house to its former glory. Large red flowers scale the walls in the bathroom. This is Mauny's classic design 'Primevères' and is avilable from Zuber, where it costs £490 for a 10-meter roll.

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    'I feel the same way about bathrooms as I do bedrooms,' says designer William Yeoward of this one in his guest cottage. 'I use pictures, ceramics, or whatever it takes to make the room feel loved and hospitable. In this bathroom, I have used Designers Guild wallpaper and surrounded the bath with stoneware "cidre" bottles from Normandy. They date from around 1860; I love their colour.'

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    In the bathroom of this spacious Victorian house in west London, Bbronze jali screens - a decorative device used in India to filter light into enchanting patterns - were made by a friend of the owner. They partially enclose the bath in the ensuite bathroom. 'I didn't want real Mughal screens, so these are an interpretation,' explains the owner.

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    This glamorous monochrome bathroom designed by Suzy Hoodless has been tiled with 'Lantern' tiles from Popham Design.

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    Interior designer Peter Mikic redecorated this west London town house for his clients, stripping back a previous, over-slick modernisation to display the house's considerable original charm. In the cavernous bathroom decoration has been kept to a minimum, to create a serene space. Acres of Calacatta marble run from the floor up the walls around the wet-room style shower. The bathtub is from Boffi.

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    The main bathroom of Jos and Annabel White's Manhattan West Village townhouse, renovated by architect Basil Walter and interior designer by Poonam Khanna of BWArchitects, has a shimmery interior. This includes a Hilary Batstone disco ball, silvery de Gournay wallpaper and a hand-painted floral mirror by M J Atelier & Construction. Annabel laughs, 'I don't close the blinds, though I probably should.'

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    Interior designer Hugh Leslie transformed this west London terrace house for his clients into a smart family home. Behind the glamorous main bedroom is this simple panelled en-suite bathroom with hand-built units. The walk-in shower, lined in teak, was designed by Hugh and feels a bit like entering a first-class compartment on a vintage train.

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    This seventeenth-century chalet in the Swiss Alps has been imaginatively modernised by its architect owner Jonathan Tuckey. A free-standing tub from Aston Matthews with matt-black taps from Dornbracht, has been coupled with pale pink tongue-and-groove panelling, imbuing the room with comfort and character.

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    Jeanetta Rowan-Hamilton of Nettles Cashmere restored her tin-roofed fishing lodge after inheriting it from her parents. She abhors waste and loves change of usage. In the bathroom she has used old Lincolnshire cotton reels to create useful shelving.

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    One of the opulent bathrooms from the Four Seasons Lion Palace in St Petersburg, this decadent marble space features a hand-painted mural.

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    The free-standing tub in this Drummonds bathroom is the centrepiece of the room, alongside the dramatic lighting, a chandelier, and neutral colour palette makes an elegant space. The silver fittings add a modern glamour especially combined with the large chandelier, making for a very inviting bathroom scene.

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    The simple palette and accessories makes this bathroom feel elegant and luxurious. The walls are covered with tadelakt plaster, while the shower has a projecting marble base. The walk-in shower has no door, which makes the small space appear larger and just that little more enticing.

    A black-and-white framed photograph emphasises the monochrome palette and bold contrasts, and a blue-and-white striped rug brings colour to the scheme.

    Particularly popular in Morocco, tadelakt is a plaster surface often used in bathrooms due to its water-resistant nature.

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    A mix of grey colours in this small bathroom, which features a walk-in shower, makes for a simple and elegant space. The large mirror is complimented by the grey tone of the studded washstand designed by owner Gytha.

    'Something new and colourful is what I thought I'd do,' says interior designer Gytha Nuttall about the decoration of her south London home. 'But as the project developed, slowly I returned to all the muddy colours I love best.'

    Interior designer Gytha Nuttall has adapted the structure of an office space in a former schoolhouse in south London to create a flat within a flat as a home for her family.

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    Carrara marble flooring and a glass shower make for an exceedingly elegant look in this bathroom. Designed by interior architect Paul Barnes, this scheme has a simple colour palette, which makes for a light and airy room. The large mirrors and tall towel rails create the illusion of space and compliment the bathroom accessories.

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    Inspired by fabrics with floral motifs House & Garden decoration editors Gabby Deeming and Ruth Sleightholme created this pretty yet sophisticated bathroom. Farrow & Ball's 'James White' looks almost blue next to Soane's elegant maroon 'Paw Print' cloth, which is battened to the walls of the nook behind the Nineteenth-Century ebonized wood cabinet from Original House. The shelves are filled with cardboard bobbin reels - £8 each from Puckhaber Decorative Antiques.

    The homemade MDF pelmet is hung with curtains in 'Lady Mountbatten' by Hill brown at Turnell & Gigon, trimmed with 'Dolce Pom Poms' from Samuel & Son. The chairs are Robert Kime, while the Nineteenth-Century bath from The Watermanopoly is painted in 'Skylight' from Farrow & Ball. The lovely scallop-edged bath towels are from Balineum.

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    The story of Harriet Anstruther's farmhouse is simply one of exposing - and revelling in - the house's past. This new bathroom maintains the stripped back, unstudied rustic style that runs throughout her home with exposed flooring and a vintage map next to the rust-coloured bath.

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    Framed pictures and comforting signs of wear give the main bathroom in Harriet Anstruther's farmhouse a lived-in feel, while a jar of flowers freshens the room.

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    We love the idea of rolling out of bed and getting straight into this beautiful freestanding roll top bath, and that's exactly what this bathroom space in a country style bedroom designed by Alexander Waterworth Interiors offers.

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    A smaller bath, built in and panelled with marble, is an elegant option when space is limited. At this house in Chelsea, French interior designer Eve Mercier used wrap-around Carrara marble in large-format slabs 'to visually enhance the sense of space and avoid a "bitty" look'. Natural light is afforded by a frosted, circular 'peekaboo' window between the bathroom and adjacent bedroom.

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    This pared back bathroom at the boutique hotel The Fish in the Cotswolds is simple and elegant.

    Basin and leg set: Bagno Design Bloomsbury Tiffany Wash Basin (900mm) with Bagno Design Carlton Chrome leg set (900mm): £2763 Basin Mixer: Hansgrohe AXOR Montreux 3 hole basin mixer £672 Radiator: Bisque Pera Radiator (1500mm x 500mm) £830.40

    All by Ripples

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    Keep things ultra sleek and modern with this frameless walk-in shower. Annabelle Holland Design has cleverly made space for a double overhead rain shower to give a luxurious feel to bathing.

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    The elegant bathroom in the Inchyras' Scottish estate features taupe curtains, a matching claw-foot bathtub and a view to the garden.

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    The main bathroom of Bowood House features a chintz-covered free-standing bathtub and several pieces of antique furniture, including a Georgian writing table and a chair featuring the Prince of Wales' feathers, which belonged to Fiona's mother; Fiona chose a large-scale lilac chintz from Colefax & Fowler, which has since been discontinued.

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    'I wanted the interior to look massive but simple at the same time,' architect William Smalley explains. 'Almost as if it had been carved out of a single space.' The furnishings chosen by Kim Wilkie perfectly complement William's design. The clean lines of Kim's flat are seen here in the bathroom, which has taps from Vola and a matching bath and basin from Holloways of Ludlow.

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    The main bathroom in Joanna Vestey's farmhouse has a bath with floor-standing taps, which was found in France. A black counter top offers a bold touch to the mostly pale room.

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    In the bathroom of this compact London flat designed by Nicholas Spencer & Sophie von Wedekind, encaustic floor tiles were sourced in Portugal. The bath is 'Hanley' from The Water Monopoly.

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    Around the corner from the bathtub in a compact west London flat designed by Nicholas Spencer & Sophie von Wedekind, a pair of mirrors creates symmetry above the basin. The black mirror frames and brass fittings add decorative touches to the light-filled space.

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    In the tiny bathroom of designer Ben Pentreath's flat, a collection of monochrome prints chime with the overscaled grisaille foliage wallpaper, 'Richmond Park' from Zoffany.

    Taken from the January 2016 issue of House & Garden.

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    On the second floor of Clare and Mark's Georgian house, the bathroom features a whole wall of églomisé mirrored glass, which Clare produces and restores for designers and private clients. The room is furnished with an antique dressing table and a small sofa bought at a flea market, covered in a fabric from Claremont.

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    The industrial style hydrotherapy bathroom of Carskiey Estate has its original shower, bath and teak wet-room floor. The Edwardian plumbing still survives, with taps displaying hot and cold saltwater and hot and cold freshwater in the magnificent bathrooms - though the salt water pipes have now corroded and are no longer in use.

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    Nothing is allowed to jar with the warm, woody atmosphere in this bamboo house - even the bathrooms have vintage copper bathtubs with black and weathered-bronze taps. 'We didn't want that white porcelain glare,' says Veere. A vintage copper free-standing tub from The Water Monopoly sits in this bathroom.

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    In the en suite bathroom of Kelly Hoppen's London house, a one-off light by Niamh Barry hangs above the bath, which is the 'Harmony', a design from Kelly's collaboration with Apaiser. The looped light and curved bath complement each other.

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    In this west London house, the main bathroom is straight from a Thirties Hollywood movie: marble floor, black glass vanity units, Perspex furniture and decorative scent bottles - you expect Ginger Rogers to emerge in an oyster satin peignoir at any minute.

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    For a grand, country bathroom feel, combine traditional fixtures and furnishings (decorative chairs, pictures and wall lights) with a warm colour palette - note the dark green and white floor as opposed to conventional black.

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    If you're fortunate enough to have a large bathroom with good ventilation, go all out with a striking wallpaper; see our wallpaper gallery for some of the latest prints.

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    A built-in shelf is perfect for keeping bathroom knick-knacks to hand and creating a pretty display at the same time. The use of colour and galvanised metal furniture in this bathroom keeps it spring garden fresh. French Empire Bath from Catchpole & Rye

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    When in Rome... make like the Italians and steal their exquisite bathroom tiling ideas. We think this one from the city's famed Hotel de Russie is just the ticket.

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    Never feel like a bathroom has to have wall-to-wall tiles. There is something so charming about the combination of painted tongue-and-groove boards, wallpaper and marble in the home of designer Diana Sieff. The pattern - 'Adams Eden' by Lewis & Wood - works beautifully with a windowsill full of red geraniums. Installing cupboards with mirror doors saves space, provides storage and makes the room feel larger and lighter.

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    Samuel and Caitlin Dowe-Sandes, the owners of Moroccan tile company Popham Design have decorated their riad, in the heart of Marrakesh's medina, using tiles of their own design. Red and white floor to ceiling pattern makes for an impactful shower room.

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    The main bathroom in this country home belonging to Emma Burns illustrates her role as one of the leading interior design directors at Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler; the room is papered with a Colefax and Fowler discontinued design, 'Rameau Fleurie' (see how to protect bathroom wallpaper from humidity here). Other design ideas to steal include the decorative mirror and framed artwork - an unusual touch for a bathroom; while the pretty bottles of decanted toiletries are another inspired touch.

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    Dark Scheme

    In the main bathroom of designer Robert Moore's London home, the walls are painted in a deep blue, 'Basalt' by Little Greene. The applied mouldings form a framework for the French empire wall sconces and a Fifties French mirror.

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    Naturally the home of gallerist Rebecca Hossack is packed with beautiful pieces by the artists that she represents. In the bathroom, surrounding the bath, are numerous pieces by the potter Ann Stokes, whose work, as well as exhibiting in the gallery, is also displayed at the V&A. Glass shelves run in front of the windows filled with a selection of delicate glassware in tonal blues; an easy and clever trick which brings a luminous punch of colour to the room.

    Effectively encasing the bath in a tongue and groove box brings the texture and character of panelling to the room, while also creating surfaces on which to give the space a decorative flourish.

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    Making sure the bathroom walls were painted the perfect shade of white was of utmost importance to the owners of this Cotswolds house. In the end, they opted for 'Not Totally White' from Papers and Paints. With the help of architect Guy Stansfeld and the top garden designer Justin Spink, the owners were able to renovate the run-down former rectory and create a modern weekend retreat.

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    Something old something new

    Decorator Caroline Holdaway has used tongue and groove panelling reclaimed from a demolished village hall and washbasins from Aston Matthews, in the country home of Paul Lyon Maris and Robin Muir.

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    Situated on a leafy street in Manhattan's West Village, Jos and Annabel White's six-storey townhouse has been extended, gutted and completely renovated by architect Basil Walter and interior designer by Poonam Khanna of BWArchitects, to create an open-plan home tailored for family living. A mix of playful and practical, the main bathroom combines silver de Gournay wallpaper, a Hilary Batstone disco ball and a plush alpaca rug from The Rug Company.

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    Interior designer Caroline Harrowby has used a simple colour palette and beautiful furnishings to create an elegantly proportioned bathroom in this Georgian town house. Using floor-length floral curtains adds a pop of colour to the room, while the large mirror creates the illusion of space. Both stand out against the all-white scheme, which also features a 'Roman' bath from The Bathworks. (See our home hacks using mirrors for more ideas.)

    In a double-fronted Georgian town house in Ludlow, Caroline Harrowby has used soft colours and elegant furnishings to enhance the classical proportions of once dark interiors. 'The owners both have natural good taste and my job was to interpret their ideas. I have never done such a beautiful town house - it was a complete privilege.'

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    Carrara marble keeps this bathroom light, while unusual mirrored panels add originality and make the area seem more spacious.

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    When Emma Holman-West inherited Alscot Park, she was just 19 years old. When she moved in, 'we had death-watch beetle and ceilings falling in. I used to get so stressed, but now I am inured', says Emma. The Warwickshire home has now been transformed into a beautiful relaxing space. The bathroom has a simple white free-standing tub, which is complemented by the simple fabric on the chairs. The floor-length curtains add height and draws your eye to the glass chandelier.

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    The colour palette used throughout Caroline O'Donnell's London flat is pared back, but with a few well-placed hits of bold colour - the most dramatic of which are the wet-room tiles. 'I loved the idea of Caroline waking up to this rich blue, which is offset perfectly by the glamourous gold fixtures and fittings,' explains designer Harriet Anstruther. The electric blue Bisazza tiles make a stand-out ensuite.

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    Pastel pink bathroom suite

    Pink rules in this first-floor bathroom in the London home of interior designer Louise Jones; its cast-iron bath and basin were found on the antiques and salvage online directory Salvoweb. 'Blue Flower' tiles from Fired Earth surround the bath and pick up the colour notes on the blind and pendant light from Handicraft Haveli. The large gilded mirror is from Guinevere Antiques.

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    On the second floor of a west London house transformed by designer and architect Rabih Hage, the owners' bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. It is clad in Black Wood marble with a contrasting bespoke Bleu de Savoie marble vanity designed by Rabih.

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    The bathroom in Lauren Gurvich King's Belgravia house has floor-to-ceiling cabinets with a decorative fretwork design backed with pale linen and a deep bath. The neutral palette creates a sense of calm, and allows the two reproduction Chinese urns, which are used as vases, to stand out. Lauren bought the glass étagère to the left of the bath from Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam in south-west London.

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    For a streamlined, uncluttered look, it's best to go built-in. Interior designer Philippa Thorp hasn't wasted an inch of space in this Chelsea bathroom, incorporating cupboards under the basins and ceiling-height mirror-fronted cupboards above built into the wall cavity for a flush finish.

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    Dark, heavily veined wood is the theme at the Estancia Vik hotel in Uruguay. The smooth finish of the panelling and sculptural design of the bath keep the look sleek. Based in Devon, William Garvey is a good source for modern wooden baths.

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    This bathrooom in London's Chiltern Firehouse hotel is beautifully luxurious. The marble flooring is similar to the 'Tempesto' at Lapicida and the roll top bath is very like Catchpole & Rye's 'Le Bain De Bateaux'. Even in a bathroom with plenty of natural light, good lighting is vital. To discover an expert's golden rules for effective bathroom illumination, click here.

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    If you have the space, opting for free-standing storage allows you to use furniture not specifically designed for the bathroom. Here, Henri Fitzwilliam-Lay has chosen a glass-fronted wooden cabinet, which, teamed with an antique rug, creates an unstructured aesthetic.

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    The main bathroom at Slackwood Farm has a walnut shower pod and beautiful grey stone units.

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    This modern walk-in wetroom style shower in the home of interior designer Sarah Chambers features modern beige tiles that at first glance look like natural stone. In fact they are ceramic decorated with a flock design - a very pleasant surprise indeed!

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    Exposed brass pipes are highlighted by the black tiles in the bathroom of Pumphouse Point hotel.

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    The bathroom of Mimi Thorisson's home in the Médoc has the original nineteenth-century checkerboard floor tiles. The walls are tiled with square white tiles, edged in a black trim and the traditional sink has exposed copper pipes.

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    This first floor bathroom in the restored Georgian home of print maker Cameron Short is fitted with a worn wooden vanity and brass taps. Trinkets, flowers and a painting decorate the otherwise minimal scheme.

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    A minimal pendant lights hang from the ceiling of the bathroom in this small, modern one room flat belonging to Edo Mapelli Mozzi, CEO Banda Property. The scheme is bright, white and minimal, with accents of slate grey.

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    The bathoom of this Great Ormond Street flat decorated by Ben Pentreath has a Victorian elegance. The traditional fittings are paired with a pale carrara marble bath surround. The shower curtain is made from a crisp white waffle fabric.

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    In the bathroom of Roald Dahl's home, Gipsy House, grey walls are adorned with candle sconces. A traditional heated towel rail holds fluffy towels aloft.

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    At the beautifully restored Nyetimber Estate, the attic bedroom sits opposite this small white bathroom with exposed beams. The wooden panelling is painted a dark grey and light streams in through the leadlight windows. The effect is luxurious yet understated - everything you could want from a bathroom.

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    This bathroom is within a Medieval manor house on the Nyetimber Estate. The vanity top was handcarved by Belgian designer Joris Van Apers from a block of Belgian blue stone. The rest of the room has been kept very simple and functional - wooden shutters fold over diamond glazed windows.

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    Why not make a small bathroom the place where you experiment with the bold colour you're slightly afraid to put elsewhere? Take this tiny windowless room designed by Suzy Hoodless. Adhering to the time-honoured rule that if a room is already dark there is no off-white on earth that will change it, seductive black walls have been combined with good lighting, plenty of mirrors and chic, unfussy fittings. The scheme is anchored by monochrome cement tiles from Popham Design.

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    This spare bathroom in a renovated Georgian house was designed by Maria Speake of Retrouvius. While out shopping she found two rolls of this vintage wallpaper - just enough to cover one wall. The stone was reclaimed from Heathrow Terminal 2.

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    Chicken wallpaper from The Art of Wallpaper in Norfolk gives the children's bathroom in this renovated farmhouse a playful finish. The wallpaper could also be used in a kid's room.

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    This earthy space in a rustic Dutch farmhouse was created using Papers and Paints' 'Deep Celadon Green', £38.40 for 2.5 litres matt emulsion. The antique stone basin is the centrepiece of the room, creating a rustic feel that complements the exposed brickwork towards the top of the wall.

    WALLS Paint, 'Deep Celadon Green', £38.40 for 2.5 litres matt emulsion, from Papers and Paints. Curtains, 'Mist' (07), by De Ploeg, Trevira, £39 a metre, from Studiotex. Acrylic and oil paintings, from left: Maizena and Vermicelli, 40 x 30cm, €895 each, by Annemarie Vink. Brass tap and mixer, for similar, 'LOF04' (aged brass), £730.80, from The Watermark Collection.

    FURNITURE Antique stone basin, for similar, honed Birr Black limestone basin, from £2,995 for similar size, from Lapicida. Ladder-back chair, for similar, painted ash and rush 'Champagne Chair' (yellow), 99 x 71 x 73cm, £695, from I & J L Brown.

    ACCESSORIES Glazed clay 'Miniature Slim White Vase', £70; 'Miniature Brown Slim Cylinder Vase', £60; 'Miniature Natural Cylinder Vase', £70; all by Mizuyo Yamashita, from Maud and Mabel. Vintage metal tripod lamp, similar, from a selection, from Howe. Alocasia houseplant, from £25; terracotta pot, from £30; both from Clifton Nurseries.

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    This is one of two main bathrooms in a Somerset country house, and it features a free-standing bath and basin by Jamie Hayon for Bisazza. The room's neutral colour scheme and abundant natural light makes for a bright, airy space.

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    After visiting her friend Kathryn Ireland, Anne Halsey bought this this French farmhouse retreat and enlisted the help of the decorator to create a relaxed home perfect for entertaining. This bathroom has been decorated in a fresh palette with two sinks, a walled shower area and light grey seating. Exposed beams help retain the house's original character.

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    After visiting her friend Kathryn Ireland in France's Tarn region, Anne Halsey bought a French farmhouse retreat there and set about creating a relaxed space perfect for entertaining. A free-standing red bath occipies one of the bedrooms - the vibrant red matches the more delicate Kathryn M Ireland fabric 'Toile' which was used for the curtains, headboard and footboard. This bath is of course also perfect for making a bold colour statement in the bathroom.

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    A wood panelled bathroom at Soho Farmhouse featuring a free-standing bath - one of Soho House's signature looks. Matching floral curtains and blinds add colour and a pretty touch to the scheme without dominating it. The design was inspired by Upstate New York cabin culture.

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    This modern yet comfortable flat in Chelsea was designed by Sophie Ashby. By combining a considered approach with individual touches, the interior designer has created a family home that is both glamorous and relaxed. The Arabescato-marble-clad main bathroom has a large Jon Tonks photograph as well as a modern free-standing bath and is decorated in a white scheme.

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    Interior designer Sophie Ashby was tasked with creating a modern, relaxed family scheme in this large Chelsea flat. By combining a considered approach with individual touches, the interior designer created a glamorous yet relaxed space. The main bathroom features built-in sinks and a mirror wall. Clean lines and a monochrome palette make for a modern look.

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    A flat that's a feast of pattern features wallpaper from de Gournay throughout, adding interest and whimsy to the small space. Owner Hannah Cecil Gurney loves that 'there's always something new to look at, always new things to find'. The glass shower cubicle in the bathroom allows the de Gournay 'Fishes' wallpaper - which features shimmering, hand-painted 'lucky fish' - to become a witty focal point of the room.

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    This cream bathroom has country-style units and matching panelling encasing the bath. A large mirror makes the most of the light coming through the large window, creating an ultra bright space.

    Lizzie and Ion Florescu decided to combine two neighboring Chelsea town houses to make this London terraced house conversion with ambitions of maximising outdoor space and keeping work areas separate from day-to-day life.

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    This bathroom has dark flooring and panelling and a free-standing Victorian-style sink. A bamboo-framed mirror hangs above, in between two ornate sconces with mirrors. The wallpaper, light fixtures and sink legs come together to create an unusual scheme that might be considered dining room-esque.

    Henri Fitzwilliam-Lay, the owner of this Victorian country house in Shropshire, has enhanced the interiors of this grand property with her signature mid-century aesthetic without compromising original features.

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    Taupe Bathroom with Marble Bath

    This glamorous bathroom features a marble bath, a rug by Paul Smith for The Rug Company and a cupboard covered in a Zuber paper. The colour palette, dominated by taupe and soft pink, makes this space feel warm, cosy and luxurious.

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    Built-in cupboards save space in this small bathroom featuring a combination of marble and wood panelling. Bare floorboards ensure that the space, which is mostly white, doesn't feel clinical.

    This Edwardian house with bright modern interiors was extended with the addition of a basement, freeing up space on the upper floors for bright and capacious rooms, and creating a more fluid layout ideal for family living.

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    This light green bathroom features a bespoke timber-fronted vanity unit with an upstand in tiles from Emery & Cie.

    This Victorian flat was designed by duo Lambert & Thurnherr who brought their natural urbanity and international flavor to the space, creating a home that is both comfortable and individual.

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    This neutrally decorated modern bathroom features a clock and woodwork painted in 'Shaded White' by Farrow & Ball. Unfussy decoration and a pale palette making this a calm space.

    The challenge for interior designer Penny Morrison at this Victorian terrace was to create a home for a bachelor - without the stereotypical furnishings.

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    This country bathroom is big enough to take a large-scale floral wallpaper: 'Madras Violet', a nineteenth-century design by Cole & Son.

    Laura Ashley's 'Gosford Meadow' wallpaper in plum, £40 a 10-metre roll, has a similar colour palette but a smaller pattern - ideal for smaller rooms.

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    This owners of this eighteenth-century country house in Dorset enjoy the luxury of their own bathtubs, vanities and mirrors. The vanities are in fact Regency chests of drawers that have been updated with basins and marble tops - ask a local carpenter if you are keen to recreate the look.

    The claw-foot tub, comfortable seating and floral blind complete the English country house-style scheme. Like the chair? Try George Smith's 'Buttoned Bedroom Chair', from £2,501.

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    A cast-iron tub from Aston Matthews, painted in Farrow & Ball's 'Hardwick White', is the focal point of this bathroom. This design idea is perfect for softening the look of your bathroom and making the space feel warmer.

    Having moved from a Georgian manor, Clare Agnew reworked the conversion of a 300-year-old barn in Norfolk to create a secluded home for her family.

    'It is an industrial building, so I wanted to keep an industrial feel, but make it cosy,' said owner Clare. The bath 'looks as if it's been made by shipbuilders: it's like a submarine that you submerge yourself in'.

    From the bathtub, guests can enjoy the view out towards the sea - 'though it's amazing how many people shut the shutters, terrified of being seen'. Clare designed the basin to look a little like feeding troughs, in keeping with the barn aesthetic. Unpolished silver travertine stone is used on the floor and around the basin to give a country look.

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    This bathroom features a patterned blind and matching curtains. These instantly add cosiness, as does the rug, which is typical of English country house style.

    The owner of this house, architect Ptolemy Dean wanted to do something different than the traditional Sussex barn conversion, so instead opted for a new build that complements the older farm buildings perfectly.

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    The stunning shower mosaic in this bathroom was created by Ann Hughes at Pierre Mesguich Mosaik to the owners' specification. The mother-of-pearl-inlaid mirror is from Iznik Classics.

    This restored Georgian house in Somerset was an irresistible challenge for its owners, who put together a team including architect Ptolemy Dean for the painstaking restoration.

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    Open-plan living is made cosy with warm touches to this mews house in London owned by designer Caroline Riddell. This white bathroom features both marble and wood panelling, the latter of which extends beyond the walls to also cover the ceiling.

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    This bathroom has a white scheme and features earthenware pottery.

    Anna Valentine's eponymous clothing label is desired for the quality of its designs and the attention to detail - attributes that the couturier has also employed in the renovation of her London flat and atelier.

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    The bath in this bathroom is covered in the same blue tiles as the walls, creating a stylish seamless effect. (See our 20 favourite places to get patterned tiles for more ideas.) This industrial-style space is separated from a bedroom by a wooden partition behind the bed, creating flow between the rooms.

    Owner Alastair Hendy has an uncanny talent for evoking the mood of the past - from his restored Tudor house to his charming Victorian-style shop in Hastings.

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    Alastair Hendy was initially reluctant to view the Grade II listed 16th century property. From the beginning, however, the house took a grip on Alastair. He bought the house, not realising that it would be a five-year restoration project. After taking a crash course in 16th century building practices, he returned the house to the glory of a simpler time. The bathroom has a rustic wooden tub with a handy shelf that fits across.

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    Known for their restoration of historic buildings in Scotland, conservation architects Nick Groves-Raines and Kristin Hannesdottir relished the challenge of saving Lamb's House in Leith, where they now live and work. A turquoise panelled bathroom has a constrasting blue free-standing bath.

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    Known for their restoration of historic buildings in Scotland, conservation architects Nick Groves-Raines and Kristin Hannesdottir relished the challenge of saving Lamb's House in Leith, where they now live and work. A reclaimed, re-enamelled bath was added in the bathroom.

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    This Vert Antique-marble-clad bathroom with frosted glass doors in a west London house was made with its original features in mind and calm as the watchword. Having looked through the pages of House & Garden in search of suitable interior designers, the owners found that they admired the work of Gavin Houghton and invited him to provide ideas.

    The house is a tall, mid-nineteenth-century white stucco building that the owners wanted to work well for twenty-first-century family life. 'We were determined to avoid beige "banker chic",' the owner explains.

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    'This is the place where I recharge and reboot,' says fashion director and street-style star Pernille Teisbæk of her Copenhagen flat. She is sitting in her Copenhagen flat, located in the Frederiksberg district. 'Everyone who visits us says it's so calm here. Whenever I've been away and staying in a bunch of hotel rooms, it's always amazing to come back here for the space, light and energy. I feel very free here.' The minimalist home shows how Pernille's taste goes beyond her wardrobe, with a style that's natural, instinctive and playful, mixing vintage pieces with new finds to create a signature look that is all her own. The white bathroom has subway tiles and wooden furnishings, which add a natural feel to the space.

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    Relocating to Oxford after 15 years in Japan and Hong Kong, the owners of this Victorian house put together a team of experts to create a mostly open-plan layout full of intriguing design details to capture the imagination. Dark tiles line the built-in shower, which shows how darker colours can work in a confined space.

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    Situated between Marrakesh and the Atlas Mountains, this elegant house, with its airy rooms, is decorated in a combination of English country-house style and traditional Moroccan elements. A bright red mirror brightens the bathroom and offers a focal point among the more natural shades.

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    The family bathroom continues the triumph of aesthetics over modern-day convenience. All pipework, as throughout the house, is copper: even the shower rail was dechromed. A Bathstore loo that cost just £99 is cleverly disguised - Patrick took the push button apart and connected the cable to a brass bell pull that flushes the loo.

    With a characteristic respect for the fabric of this eighteenth-century house in Bath, designer Patrick Williams has carefully transformed it into a welcoming home and B&B.

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    Formerly a rabbit warren of small, dark rooms, this Victorian house in west London has been opened up, flooded with light and filled with the owners collection of art and furniture, to create a balance between its original character and modern style.

    In the en-suite bathroom pocket doors and full-height cupboards maximise the space. Due to the Victorian dimensions of the five-metre-wide space, the owners opted for a double walk-in shower instead of a bath. Tall, sliding doors into the bathroom enhance the feeling of space, and built-in drawers and shelves are hidden within ceiling-height cupboards.

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    This green panelled bathroom with a rug makes for a cosy space with a country feel. Two inset windows allow light into the room, while white details contrast with the colourful walls. See our green paint ideas for more inspiration of this kind.

    Near the site of a Sussex country house demolished in 1911, Richard Taylor and Rick Englert have built a Jacobean-style manor at Whithurst Park. It took a year to get planning permission and two more to build. The result is certainly striking and bears some of the signatures of the prodigy houses built in the era that its design evokes, such as Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire and Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. But as Kit explains, 'It was the site itself and essence of Sussexness that made me design it as I did.'

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    Near the site of a Sussex country house demolished in 1911, Richard Taylor and Rick Englert have built a Jacobean-style manor at Whithurst Park. The result is certainly striking and bears some of the signatures of the prodigy houses built in the era, such as Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire and Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. This heavenly bath is given a sense of drama by being inset into stone steps leading up to a window. Light streams in through the tall, elegant window to create a serene atomsphere.

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    Architect Francesca Oggioni wanted a new layout for her Grade II listed house in west London that would work as a family home, workspace and backdrop for her extensive art collection. Francesca studied architecture at the revered Politecnico in Milan was influenced by the cecerebral, deliberately imperfect aesthetic of Belgian designers such as Axel Vervoordt and Vincent Van Duysen when planning the design.

    The main contractor, Capstone, oversaw the project and fully bought into the vision. All the subcontractors for the stone finishes, flooring and lighting, as well as joiners and painters, were Belgian.

    Once the main construction work was done, the finish was painstakingly worked on over six months. Everything from walls and flooring to cupboards was painted on site to ensure a coherent look. The bone-coloured chalk paint on the walls was remixed in each room to appear uniform taking into account the varying light. Storage was an integral part of the vision. Nearly every room has wall-to-wall cupboards for stashing things out of sight. Everything has a place, with televisions and even mirrors - which Francesca finds distracting - hidden.

    A simple muted colour palette, along with a selection of natural materials and finishes, was chosen to ensure a meditative flow. Fabrics, which Francesca did not want to look too 'precious', all come from Belgian interior design company Huyghe Decoratie. Moreover, shop owner and designer Catherine Huyghe helped with many of the choices they had to make about finishes.

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    Hotellier Arnaud Zannier has legions of celebrity fans, including Angelina Jolie, who live in his Cambodia hotel Phum Baitang for three months. Known for simplicity and sophistication, his home is a prime example of this ethos. This bath built into an alcove in the family bathroom of his family home near Ghent makes full use of the space, while simple white and wood scheme is chic and timeless.

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    Event designer David Stark and his artist husband Migguel Anggelo have reconfigured their Brooklyn apartment to create calm and flowing spaces brought alive by theatrical objects and unexpected finishes. The bathroom has a marble basin with a vintage aluminium sink salvaged from a ship.

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    Since moving into her husband's Wiltshire farmhouse, designer Sarah Vanrenen has enhanced its quirky charm, with an adjusted layout and unexpected colours. The blue and white floral wallpaper is Penny Morrison's 'Flower Berry', the palette of which is reflected in the velvet-covered chair from Julian Chichester.

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    Since moving into her husband's Wiltshire farmhouse, designer Sarah Vanrenen has enhanced its quirky charm, with an adjusted layout and unexpected colours. A second bathroom has wallpaper with a subtle floral motif and complementing green tones on the hanging art, rug and flowers create a thoughful, put together look.

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    Designer Martin Brudnizki's compact west London flat perfectly demonstrates the cleverly layered look of which he is a master. Best known for his work designing hotels such as Soho Beach House in Miami and The Beekman in New York, Martin Brudnizki's forte is creating 'homes from home', he wants his work to be grand and glamorous, but there is also a sense of intimacy and comfort. The bathroom, covered with small marble metro tiles, is the epitome of understated glamour, with brass accessories and industrial-style light fittings.

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    In this converted Cotswolds barn, designer Pippa Paton has combined modern design with natural materials to create a minimalist haven that maintains its rural identity. A restored stable door contrasts with William Holland's burnished copper bathtub and basin. Multiple switches control the discreet spotlights for different moods.

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    Architecture and interior design practice Waldo Works used a combination of eight different blue tiles from Victorian Ceramics, £360 a square metre, to sit under this impressive 30cm-diameter nickel shower head from Drummonds. The top half of each wall in the wet-room-style shower area has been protected with glass, and the glass and metal divider keeps the look slick.

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    Classic-boat enthusiast and creative talent Katie Fontana's love of pure craftsmanship and aesthetic simplicity resulted in the bespoke kitchen design company Plain English as well a charming houseboat and boathouse. The wood panelling in the bathroom gives the space a cosy feeling.

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    The wooden bath panels have an inlaid image, which matches the eccentric style of this country cottage. Wooden flooring and patterened walls complement the country feel. Known for their irreverent take on English country-house style, American duo Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke created the home and filled with outlandish pattern and colour.

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    The master bathroom is the pièce de résistance in this grand London house designed by Maddux Creative. Inspired by Le Meurice hotel in Paris, it is a lavish marriage of unlacquered brass and Arabescato marble, with his and hers bowl basins and cut-glass hanging lights.

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    Metro tiles encase the bath and shower area in the bathroom of Nicole Salvesen's south London home. Juggling the demands of a growing family and an interior-design business, Nicole updated the house to increase the feeling of space with bright colours and more streamlined rooms. The blinds are in Howe at 36 Bourne Street's 'Mr Men' linen.

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    In Rocca delle Tre Contrade, the 12-room Sicilian holiday house of Jon Moslet, most rooms in the home lead outside, and the bathroom is no exception.

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    This large and enviable ensuite bathroom shares the blue palette with the master bedroom it adjoins. Veere Grenney designed this Norfolk country home with both the traditional and modern tastes of the owners in mind. This bathroom, with its white wood panelling and Victorial stye fittings adds a little a country aesthetic to the modern feel of the home.

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    In a beautiful conversion of a disused chapel in Somerset, one bathroom features white panelling and a free-standing bath. Artist Jonathan Delafield Cook, illustrator Laura Stoddart and their two children moved to Brompton Ralph and took to village life with verve. In turning this chapel into a home the preserved the gothic features but were ablso able to extend upwards, making a modern home that is perfect for a young family.

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    The upstairs bathroom in Sarah Stewart-Smith's Herefordshire cottage is made of oak, with white rubber flooring and huge exposed copper pipes, which give a good heat output and masses of towel space.

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    In the main bathroom of this refurbished disused chapel in Somerset, black and white floor tiles are contrasted with a bird print fabric curtain that covers the gothic-style pointed window. Originaly, these windows were in danger of being lost during the restoration of the home. It was only when enlightened local planning official, councillor Martin Lee suggested owners Laura Stoddart and Jonathan Delafield Cook build a second storey, rather than keep a tried and ill thought out lean-to that the couple embraced the design of the chapel and repeated this window style in the other rooms.

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    Sleek marbled patterning make for a crisp bathroom with a dark colour palette in the guest bathroom of a London home deisgned by Freddy van Zevenbergen. The house maintains the feel of a luxury private club through seamless design features such as sliding doors.

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    The marble in the guest bathroom of a London home designed by Freddy van Zevenbergen comes from a block of Italian Brèche supplied by Kreglinger; the wall lamps are from Hector Finch. Freddy says the owner wanted the house 'to feel a bit like Loulou's,' referring to Robin Birley's louche-luxe private members' club in Mayfair, which Lambart & Browne designed in 2012.

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    The main bathroom adjoins the master bedroom in Vanessa Macdonald's Oxfordshire home. A freestanding bath and hardwood floors make the bathroom unique and elegant as a room in its own right.

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    Whitewashed wooden floorboards echo the exposed beams and wood-pannelled walls of a bathroom in Vanessa Branson's Holland Park home making the small but open space feel bigger than it is. Next to the freestanding bath, part of the beam is used as a shelf for bathtime essentials.

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    Brushed pine (laid horizontally as is traditional, but 'brushed' for a textural, more modern look) and slate set the tone in the bathroom of interior designer Tino Zervudachi's Gstaad chalet that's designed for deep comfort and relaxed partying. The bathroom can be accessed from the hall through a neatly designed cloakroom, as well as from the bedroom, and is the essence of chic - the beautiful curve of the wood-clad, free-standing bath set off by the straight lines of the room and the black slate floor and surfaces. 'I wanted to be able to lie in my bath and look out at the landscape,' Tino says. The first time he had a bath here, he spotted a deer running across the mountainside.

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    On the attic floor of Kate Earle's glamorous 1920s chalet in the French Alps, a large bathroom links the two children's bedrooms. A mirror fitted to the slanting wall opens up the space, with affixed wall lights adding a modern touch. Kate chose rustic yet smart Emery & Cie tiles to surround the bath area.

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    The bathroom from House & Garden's July 2017 scheme, in which Acting Decoration Editor Ruth Sleightholme used a bold palette of red, white and blue to create a smart yet fun interior inspired by folk art and the circus.

    WALLS 'Old Flax' cotton/viscose blind (flax flower), £118 a metre, from Soane. 'Chou Chou' wallpaper (red), by Sister Parish Design, £236 a 4.5-metre roll, from Tissus d'Hélène. 'Bobbin' mirror, £595, from Susie Atkinson Design. 'Lucia L Bracket' brass and ceramic wall lights (chrome/bianco), £246 each, from Hector Finch. 'Rockwell' brass and ceramic soap dish (powder), £228, from The Water Monopoly. FLOOR 'Fourways' paper-yarn rug (dark blue-turquoise), by Woodnotes, £715, from Skandium. FURNITURE 'Rockwell' ceramic basin with frame (powder), £1,508.40; and taps, £864; both from The Water Monopoly. ACCESSORIES 'Alface' soap, by Claus Porto, £10, from Twentytwentyone. 'Coastal Stripe' cotton towel (navy), £10, from Secret Linen Store. 'Opak' tumbler (white/dark blue), by Eric Lindgren, £50, from The Conran Shop. 'Tann' toothbrushes, by Hay, £4 each, from The Goodhood Store.

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    Warm olive and golden tones are conveyed in the stone-floored bathroom of a scheme from the July 2017 issue of House & Garden, where paisley curtains separate a freestanding bath from the rest of the room.

    WALLS Walls and woodwork in 'Shoreditch', £42 for 2.5 litres matt emulsion, from Mylands. Late-nineteenth-century watercolour in gold frame, £185, from A G Horne Antiques. Curtain in 'Quilt' (pug), by Kathryn Ireland, linen, £318 a metre, from Tissus d'Hélène. FURNITURE 'Paris' Vitrite bath, £7,020, from The Water Monopoly. ACCESSORIES Oak school towel rail, £375; late-nineteenth-century metal housekeeper's tidy, £120; both from A G Horne Antiques. 'Flax Line' cotton bath towel, by Morihata, £69, from The Conran Shop.

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    Shaker style simplicity in an attractive and contemporary grey colour scheme. The vertical wall cladding adds visual interest while the pale wood keep the decoration looking light and fresh.

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    Combine dark, Mahogany-effect wood with neutral tiles for a grown-up, masculine scheme. Built in storage keeps the look uniform and things tidy.

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    Create a wall of mirrors - don't be afraid to mix different shapes, styles and sizes. The more the merrier... For an extra luxe finish, paint the wall in a stylish shade and drape a luxurious fabric (or a Chinese-style bathrobe) as an accent.

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    Bring a simple scheme to life with paint. Here, an exposed brick wall is given a teal hued makeover, while a navy and teal blue grid pattern creates an eye catching feature, that transforms the room entirely.

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    Materials and finish came first and foremost when designer Hugh Leslie was creating this family home for his American clients. A glamorous Cipollino marble was used on the floor, work surfaces and splashback of the main bathroom, along with art-deco style cabinets. The result was akin to 'Claridges between the wars'

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    George Carter used a pretty shade of yellow paint in the bathroom of this Norfolk village house, which he designed for Alan and Sarah Wilson. While his choice, 'Gervase Yellow' from Farrow & Ball, is no longer part of the standard range, 'Hound Lemon' is a similar colour (£34.50 for a 2.5 litre tin). The Royal Horticultural Society print shop is a good place to find botanical prints similar to the ones in this bathroom, costing £30 for an unframed version of that's a similar size. George framed the prints in a distressed moulding, copied from an early-19th-century picture frame he saw in Norfolk.