My bathroom is my sanctuary, a space where I go to soak in a steaming hot bath or a shower to wake me up for the day ahead. It is also a place where (and I know I'm not alone in this) I can hide from my kids and recharge my batteries. Whether your bathroom is on the small side or a fit for a queen, make sure it is a room you like to spend time in. Below is a roundup of some of my favourite bathrooms that got a spot in our pages during 2018. The bathrooms are all very different, each one special in its own way.
A meat storage room becomes a beautiful bathroom (the original meat hooks are still evident in the ceiling) in our July/August issue. The door which once had ventilation holes in it has been filled with champagne corks for a small but very functional space.
Photography Shantanu Starick
This modern bathroom, from our September/October issue, is warmed up with rustic elements such as baskets and antique stools.
Photography Greg Cox / Bureaux
The bath in this Sligo home from our September/October issue is modelled on Japanese baths. The simple, contemporary colours and contrasting textures create an atmosphere of relaxation and serenity.
Photography Brent Darby
Photography Ruth Maria Murphy
If you love nostalgia this bathroom is a dream. The shower tray, that looks like an old galvanised barrel was made by a friend of the owners of this July/August house feature.
Photography Doreen Kilfeather
The placement of tiles is fun and the detail of a little cubby-hole for your shampoo is really handy. It's from a Roisin Lafferty project in our November/December issue.
Photography Al Higgins