5 Bathroom Trends for 2013

If you are looking to remodel your bathroom and are in the need of some stylish yet functional interior design ideas, then check out the following 5 bathroom trends that are expected to be popular in 2013.

  1. Stripes – Bathrooms tend to be very static, which is why the use of stripes on the wall can help to add a graphic design element. Stripes in particular help to bring pattern and movement to the space without making it seem cluttered.
  2. Hidden Medicine Cabinets – Medicine cabinets have always been a fixture in most bathrooms; however, homeowners are choosing to hide them behind mirrors to make them blend into the bathroom better. This is an excellent example of a design element providing both style and function.
  3. Bathroom Fireplace –You don’t often see a fireplace in the bathroom, which is why it would make such a unique addition. Just imagine taking a bath with a fireplace in the same room. It can’t get much comfortable and inviting than that!
  4. Vintage Dresser – Use a vintage dresser as a master bath vanity. You can even have it fit with drop in sinks.
  5. Pebbled Floors – The use of a pebbled floor gives the bathroom a feel of a spa. The pebbled texture will help give a therapeutic or relaxing feel to your feet.

Any of these five elements that are expected to trend next year will make a fantastic addition to your bathroom, so call The Decorative Touch at 913-888-1388 to begin planning your design.

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3 Luxury Amenities for your Master Bath

Luxury amenities allow you to turn your master bath into a pampering paradise. Designing your bathroom to be an ultimate retreat will not only add beauty to your master suite, it will also create a spa-like atmosphere that will be the highlight of your morning or the perfect conclusion of your day.

Take a look at three luxury amenities that will be just what you need in your pampering master bath:

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By adding a vessel sink to your master bath, they can bring in extraordinary beauty and they come in a variety of styles that can match any home interior design style.


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Nothing soothes you better than a toasty fireplace in the master bath. “A direct-vent gas fireplace can be installed on any exterior wall that isn’t full of plumbing lines or electrical circuits.”


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Whether you chose to go light or dark with the materials in your master bath, a skylight will bring in beautiful natural light without compromising your privacy.

Take a look at a few more luxury amenities for your master bath on

The Decorative Touch is here to help! Are you looking to create a luxury master suite in your home? If you live in the greater Kansas City area, give us a call at 913-888-1388.


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Creating a Cozy Cottage Bathroom

Cottage design is perfect for a bathroom space because it is intimate, comfortable, and cozy. Those are all great descriptions for a bathroom. And it works perfectly if you don’t have a lot of space. So don’t count your smaller bathrooms out. They too can be just as enjoyable as a sprawling master bath. You simply have to be more strategic in the decor and design. Take a look at a few cottage style bathrooms that are cozy and quite charming.

cottage bathroom 1You can still have a beautiful double vanity in a cottage bathroom. This shallow vanity still has standard size sinks, plenty of storage and style.


cottage contemporary bathroomCottage and contemporary? It can happen! The cozy look comes from the cottage style dark-stained, beaded-board vanity. The above the counter vessel sink is a nice contemporary touch.


yellow cottage bathroom

By adding a splash of bright yellow with an elegant beaded board, the vintage character was instantaneous in this cottage powder room.


Stately cottage bathroom

If you love a big bathtub, this stately period-style tub adds lots of charm but a lot of weight too. So you want to make sure you have the right floor to support its weight. Instead of installed cabinetry, a glass shelved cabinet on wheels provides convenient storage.

If you live in the greater Kansas City area and would like an interior designer’s professional touch to help you remodel your home, contact The Decorative Touch.


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Lock Lloyd Master Bathroom Addition

Today I am happy to show a photo of a newly completed renovation in a secluded subdivision in Kansas City called Lock Lloyd that I was fortunate enough to work on! This master bathroom project was so exceptional that it’s easy to see how  fabulous taste and great design come together. I honestly think this bathroom is some of my best work ever.

The addition called for a specific need to create a “slip resistant” area due to the steps leading up to the soaking tub. I drew a “carpet look” runner made out of mosaic tile so that the grout lines would create a more durable surface. The result ended up being a gorgeous, custom tile creation that is truly a focal point in the bathroom.  The bath is a true oasis of relaxation and elegance, from the spa blue wall-covering to the crystal chandelier, and all the beautiful accent tile. The homeowner is truly reflected in their choices of materials, and our design has brought together interior design perfection!

Take a look at just how beautiful the project turned out to be…

Bathroom interior design by The Decorative Touch

Interior design by The Decorative Touch.

Breathtaking Bathroom Design Inspiration

As you begin working on your remodeling projects for the new year we want to whisper a reminder in your ear. Don’t forget the interior design of your bathroom, especially in your master suite. We haven’t discussed bathroom designs in a while, but that doesn’t mean we think any less of them. Bathrooms are one of our favorites to design because they often go unnoticed. There is nothing more fulfilling than designing a bathroom completely around a client’s personality and seeing their reaction. Because many people don’t give much attention to their bathroom decor, or realize how much time they actually spend in them, seeing it fully designed can be breathtaking.

Because The Decorative Touch believes in thorough design in every room, we think your bathroom should be just as elegant, opulent, glamorous and soothing as any other room. It may even need more considering it is one of the main places you gather your thoughts in the morning and unwind at night. We found a few absolutely amazing bathroom designs in Architectural Digest that we just know you will love. Get ready for sheer bathroom beauty…..

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