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Bathing Spaces Designed for Lingering

Provided to KLAFFS exclusively by New England Home

These savvy designers know that a successful bathroom design goes well beyond selecting fabulous plumbing and tile. Creating spaces designed for lingering makes the most of precious bathroom space and provides a welcome haven from busy everyday life.

Homeowners—architect Alex Kaali-Nagy and interior designer Karen Kaali-Nagy—designed a sitting area with a fireplace as the centerpiece of their master bathroom. They often start the day enjoying coffee and discussing their schedules on these comfy seats. The chairs are covered in soft terrycloth to wipe out any worry about damp hair or wet towels.

Photography: Michael Partenio

An unused attic space was transformed into a luxurious suite that includes an office, guest room, and this handsome bath. The ingenious window seat is just the spot for restoration and reflection after indulging in a long steam shower. Designer Heidi Pribell covered the structure in a translucent plastic-like film from Lumigraf and dressed the seat in velvet from Romo for extra comfort.

Photography: Jeffrey Dodge Rogers

Joanna Seitz, interior designer and owner of J. Seitz and Company, added unique decorative elements to the master bath of her own home resulting in a one-of-a-kind master bathroom. A hand-forged chandelier and sconces by Laura Lee Designs, quirky sculptures, and shapely animal horns delight the eye when enjoying a long soak or simply brushing your teeth.

Photography: John Gould Bessler

A raised tub flanked by window seats creates a cozy bathing nook in a coastal home overlooking Narragansett Bay. Lots of windows allow the bather to bask in the morning light or savor a soak under the stars.

Architecture: Gale Goff, Interiors design: Andrew J. Paraskos, Photography: Nat Rea

Architect Michael Smith elevated a simple bathing space by tucking it into a recessed nook with views of a pond nearby this New Canaan home. A built-in bookcase layered with favorite treasures  adds personality and provides storage for bathing essentials like washcloths, soaps, and bath salts.

Photography: Laura Moss

Inspired to create your own luxurious lounging and bathing retreat? Take a look at the New England Home gallery of bathrooms for more inspiration.

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