Private Retreat

Transform your bath from a “wash-n-go” space to a room where you’ll want to spend time and unwind.

THESE ORLANDO HOME baths exhibit different vibes—from contemporary chic to cozy comfort—and each has elements that can be brought to life in your own bath with the right color palette and accoutrements. We’ve provided inspiration in the form of other singular accessories and luxurious fixtures shown here, so that you can find your own starting point in creating the bath of your dreams. 

Mixing bold prints can be a risky venture, but Farina & Sons custom builders and remodelers used the technique with dramatic success in creating this ultra-luxe bath. From the sunburst on the ceiling and the bold-print wallpapers to the mirrored cabinetry and two-toned tub, this is a bath that exudes style. The neutral tile and granite for the floor and countertops offsets the distinctive prints and fixtures to great effect. There’s a lot going on here, but the result makes a strong design statement.

Sunburst Reflections Mirror, $196;
Coast to Coast Occasional Accents 2-Door Mirrored Cabinet, $249; Baer’s Furniture,
Franco Wallpaper, $73; Poe’s Fine Wallcoverings,
Stacey Garcia Trailing Vine, $75; Poe’s Fine Wallcoverings,

Designer Ted Maines of Ted Maines Interiors filled this Winter Park powder room with modern, elegant details. The floor-to-ceiling white Calacatta marble sets the tone for this luxurious small space, while the oversized sink and Swarovski crystal globe chandelier provide upscale, yet playful, elements. The 14-foot-high corner windows with frosted glass let in light without compromising privacy. Maines’ goal was to create a timeless design featuring wood, stone and glass that would be family-friendly.





ET2 Brilliant 8-Light Crystal Pendant, $798;
Kohler Leaf Sink, $485; Home Depot,
Possini Euro Contempo Chrome Wall Sconce, $70;
Krakskar Bath Faucet, $50; IKEA,
Lillholmen Trash Basket, $18; IKEA,

Homeowner Vicky Hodges bought her 1935 Cape Cod-style cottage in 2006, and spent more than two years renovating and extending the property with the help of local firm Warlick Design & Construction. In the en suite master bath, she chose to stay true to the original period fixtures, opting for white subway tiles on the bottom half of the walls and black and white hexagonal tiles for the floor. The claw-foot tub adds charm and nostalgia, while the pale sea-glass color for the walls (such as Sherwin-Williams’ “Spa”) lends a soft glow to the room. Hodges’ favorite feature of her new bath is the nine zodiac prints she’d been saving for years for the perfect wall space. She framed them individually in small shadowboxes and hung them next to the bathroom window.

Three-light Classic Deco Bath Light, $175;
Palomar Tissue Holder, $40;
Z Gallerie,
Lillholmen Triple Hook, $10; IKEA,
Vintage Imperial Clawfoot Soaking Tub, $5,249; Restoration Hardware,
Crystal Stand Vanity Mirror, $40; Z Gallerie,

Categories: Decorating, Home Improvement