The spare look of Asian-styled baths reminds us of relaxing spas and uncluttered retreats. Browse these photos for examples of Asian baths.
Economy of design, striking shapes, and rich textures help a 5 x 6-foot powder room blend function and luxury with Asian-style serenity. The bronze basin and limestone countertop are clean-lined and contemporary.
An unframed cutout mirror crowns this corner sink unit. Extending from the mirror is a long-necked faucet, which matches the unexpected simplicity of a clear vessel sink.
Paint and a few well-chosen accessories take this bathroom from a standard white half bath to a peaceful room filled with Eastern influence. A bamboo mural climbs up the wall, the highest leaves reaching out to touch the wooden frame of two pagoda-inspired mirrors. A dash of red brings good luck in the Asian tradition.
A porch adjacent to the master bedroom was converted, adding a much-needed second bathroom to the home. A low concrete ledge installed under the windows tops new built-ins. On it sit two tall sinks that started life as Asian bowls, now drilled for a drain by a lamp maker.
Bath adornments are kept to a minimum, allowing the natural materials and clean lines to speak for themselves. Limestone tiles cover the ledge wall and floor; a limestone slab tops the vanity. Undermounting the sink and tub keeps the attention on the surface materials.
This long vanity includes separate sinks as well as a makeup station installed at a lower counter height. The room incorporates a mix of surfaces: concrete sinks, colorful mosaic-tile countertops, bird's-eye maple cabinetry, and a mirrored wall.
Wall-hung sinks beside built-in drawers and below a ledge offer separate grooming spaces and leave a sleek profile. The windows near the tub and shower deliver light without privacy concerns.