4 Airy Bathrooms With Indoor-Outdoor Appeal

ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN | BY | June 5, 2018

Mother nature inspires the design for these airy, chic bathrooms. Take a look at these 4 light and bright spaces.

In this Hawaiian bathroom sanctuary, designer Nicole Hollis brought in color, textures and surfaces from the outside, giving the space a deep connection to the land.
In this Hawaiian bathroom sanctuary, designer Nicole Hollis brought in color, textures and surfaces from the outside, giving the space a deep connection to the land.

There are few more obvious examples of indoor-outdoor design than this Kona, Hawaii, bathroom by San Francisco-based designer Nicole Hollis. “We wanted to avoid literalism while exploring the theme of locality,” she says. “You won’t find palm-frond designs, wicker or ukuleles in this space.” Instead, Hollis employs elements like an open-plan scheme, varying natural wood tones and a sleek vanity to reinforce the outdoor connection. “The home reflects what Hawaii means to the client,” she says. “They relax here, entertain and celebrate being together and living in the outdoors.”

PHOTO: LAURE JOLIET
In this Pasadena, California, bathroom--a collaboration between Montalba Architects and Elysian Landscapes--concrete-and-terrazzo flooring blends with natural greenery.
In this Pasadena, California, bathroom--a collaboration between Montalba Architects and Elysian Landscapes--concrete-and-terrazzo flooring blends with natural greenery.

“Our idea was to craft a single environment, indoor and outdoor. The intent was to fold in the warmth of the wood, the crispness of the terrazzo and the landscape into a single, private space.”
–David Montalba, montalbaarchitects.com

PHOTO: DOMINIQUE VORILLON
A custom shower door opens to the pool area in this chic black-and-white pool house bath in Brentwood, California, by Studio Life.Style.
A custom shower door opens to the pool area in this chic black-and-white pool house bath in Brentwood, California, by Studio Life.Style.

“Especially when located in an area with prime weather like California, an indoor-outdoor bathroom allows for an airier feel without sacrificing privacy.”
–Shannon Wollack, studio-lifestyle.com

PHOTO: STEPHEN BUSKEN
Designer Jean Liu worked with Smitharc Architects to create this minimalistic Dallas oasis, which includes Caesarstone counters, a Graff faucet, a sink by Kohler and Artemide lighting.
Designer Jean Liu worked with Smitharc Architects to create this minimalistic Dallas oasis, which includes Caesarstone counters, a Graff faucet, a sink by Kohler and Artemide lighting.

“The courtyard in the master bathroom became the focal point of this space. We selected cabinet materials, counters and colors to play up this opportunity to be in such close proximity to the outdoors.”
–Jean Liu, jeanliudesign.com

PHOTO: STEPHEN KARLISCH