ICFF Report: The Latest Bathroom Design Trends

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Frankie Elmquist is an interior architect and our home design specialist. She’s worked around the globe for some of the top design firms in the world and now she brings her expertise to you.

Want to look at the latest bathroom design trends? We went to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City to get a first-hand look at what’s new, cool and trending.

Here is our take on the top four bathroom design trends and how you can apply them to your home design projects.

1) Freestanding Tubs

No longer the wallflower – freestanding tubs took center stage! Every company was showing off their newest selection of modern and minimal freestanding tub designs. New composite technologies have allowed tub shells to become stronger, more fluid and slip-resistant when wet – so cool! There were sculptural shapes abound to choose from. Each designed to create a perfect centerpiece for a new bathroom design.

Freestanding Tub Designs ICFF 2015
Image credits: Lacava Ovale Tub, Wetstyle Be Tub, Laufen Palomba Tub

2) Wall-mounted and Curving Bathroom Vanities

Visually lighter and practical, wall-mounted Vanity designs continue to be very much on trend. New ceramic and casting technologies have allowed both basins and countertop profiles to be thinner and lighter in both appearance and weight. Clean minimal rectilinear designs are still very popular and new gentle curving profiles balanced out the selection. Wood finishes on cabinets and mirror frames add a nice warm touch.

Bathroom Vanity Designs ICFF 2015
Image credits: Lacava Libera Vanity, Wetstyle M Collection Metro Vanity, Lacava Eleganza Vanity

3) Integrated Sink and Shower Drains

The newest sink basin all incorporate integrated drains and overflows – cast directly into the ceramic or composite. These narrow slot-type drains are easier to clean and more practical. As explained by designer Roberto Palomba while presenting his latest collaborative bathroom line for Kartell and Laufen – “they will also save your jewelry too if dropped”. Concealed drains were being shown for showers too. New plumbing fixture designs allow these to be incorporated right into the tiling or cast directly into solid shower bases.

Integrated Drains in Bathroom Designs ICFF 2015
Image credits: Wetstyle Concealed Linear Drain, Lacava Libera Infinity Drain, Kartell Washbasin Bowl by Laufen

4) Marble Finishes

Following the furniture trends, black and white marble was being shown on floors, in accessories, bath furniture and as vanity tops, giving the latest bathroom designs a luxurious touch.

These top four trends were best captured in Michael Lee’s New Lirico and Eleganza designs for Lacava:

Lirico and Eleganza Bathroom Fixture Designs for Lacava ICFF 2015
Image credits: Lacava Lirico Vanity, Lacava Eleganza Vanity

Get The Look

Want to try the trends in your bathroom? It’s easy with RoomSketcher Home Designer. We created this modern bathroom design using the trends – Check it out!

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Which one of these trends is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

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