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Whether you're planning a remodel or just looking for small ways to refresh your space, this round-up of tastefully appointed bathrooms has something for everyone. These photographs are from my favorite books and blogs, and they showcase how beautiful this oft-neglected room can be.

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What a clever idea to wallpaper bathroom walls with the pages of a beautiful book. (Cabinet of Curiosities By Albertus Seba)

1 What a clever idea to wallpaper bathroom walls with the pages of a beautiful book. (Cabinet of Curiosities By Albertus Seba)

This bathroom has such a nice feeling. The Bergere chair is an excellent and unexpected addition. (mydesignchic.wordpress.com)

2 This bathroom has such a nice feeling. The Bergere chair is an excellent and unexpected addition. (mydesignchic.wordpress.com)

A tea table and floor to ceiling drapes in a bathroom -- wow!

3 A tea table and floor to ceiling drapes in a bathroom -- wow!

The oversized framed mirror and tucked ottoman add great interested to this bathroom -- the fire place doesn't hurt either. (houseandhome.com)

4 The oversized framed mirror and tucked ottoman add great interested to this bathroom -- the fire place doesn't hurt either. (houseandhome.com)

With a bathroom like this you would feel like you're on vacation everyday. (myparadissi.com)

5 With a bathroom like this you would feel like you're on vacation everyday. (myparadissi.com)

I love the stunning use of tile in this bathroom. (remodelista.com)

6 I love the stunning use of tile in this bathroom. (remodelista.com)

Martha's bathroom is such a pleasing shade of pink.(marthastewart.com)

7 Martha's bathroom is such a pleasing shade of pink.(marthastewart.com)

This airy bathroom allows for separate his and hers vanities and a great place to meet in the middle. (mixandchic.com)

8 This airy bathroom allows for separate his and hers vanities and a great place to meet in the middle. (mixandchic.com)

Old world style and  sophisticated neutral color palette help to make this bathroom feel calm and regal.  (homebunch.com)

9 Old world style and sophisticated neutral color palette help to make this bathroom feel calm and regal. (homebunch.com)

Eric Pike's bathroom is all about simplicity and clean lines.

10 Eric Pike's bathroom is all about simplicity and clean lines.

No frills in this sleek and modern bathroom. (apartmenttherapy.com)

11 No frills in this sleek and modern bathroom. (apartmenttherapy.com)

My kind of bath time! (dhome.com)

12 My kind of bath time! (dhome.com)

I love the way Kimberly Renner used an industrial material painted high gloss orange as her vanity.  (marthastewart.com)

13 I love the way Kimberly Renner used an industrial material painted high gloss orange as her vanity. (marthastewart.com)

The mix of texture, shape and material really work well together in this bathroom. (decorpad.com)

14 The mix of texture, shape and material really work well together in this bathroom. (decorpad.com)

I was drawn to the interesting shape of the sink and its beautiful brass legs in this bathroom. (thatkindofwoman.tumblr.com)

15 I was drawn to the interesting shape of the sink and its beautiful brass legs in this bathroom. (thatkindofwoman.tumblr.com)

I decorated this bathroom several years ago for a fellow martha stewart employee.  (marthastewart.com)

16 I decorated this bathroom several years ago for a fellow martha stewart employee. (marthastewart.com)

This is the ideal bathroom for a family.  (marthastewart.com)

17 This is the ideal bathroom for a family. (marthastewart.com)

I love the beautiful cabinetry in this bath. (marthastewart.com)

18 I love the beautiful cabinetry in this bath. (marthastewart.com)

I really like seeing the reflected cross symbol in this boy's bath. (marthastewart.com)

19 I really like seeing the reflected cross symbol in this boy's bath. (marthastewart.com)

I like the unexpected use of an oriental carpet and chandelier.(marthastewart.com)

20 I like the unexpected use of an oriental carpet and chandelier.(marthastewart.com)

Pilar's bathroom allows you to enjoy the view while taking a bath.  (marthastewart.com)

21 Pilar's bathroom allows you to enjoy the view while taking a bath. (marthastewart.com)

This is my master bathroom, the mirror on the edge of my tub was a gift that I cherish. (marthastewart.com)

22 This is my master bathroom, the mirror on the edge of my tub was a gift that I cherish. (marthastewart.com)

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Comments (3)

  • Good morning Kevin, It is always a pleasure reading your posts in the morning with a hot cup of Japanese green or Oolong tea.
    Beautiful mirror on your tub! I like the oriental carpet and chandelier with yellow wall paint very elegant, the bathroom you decorated #16 is very chic, beautiful Fer Forge round table w/ marble top I love how you used the space.

  • Of all the bathrooms pictured, my favorite one is your own -- very Zen-like and calming.

  • Can i accomplish this look without the permanency of glue on the wall? I am renting, lookong for a way to dress up a 1/2 bath, and love this idea. Any suggestions?

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