How I’m Designing Our Beach House Bathroom to Be (Basically) A Spa

A serene escape.

By Camille Styles
In Partnership With Duravit

A truly inviting home designates areas for relaxation. And, at its best, a well-designed bathroom can be a  haven—a place to enjoy solitude and rest. As we gear up to begin our 1950s beach house renovation, I’m focused on transforming the bathrooms from purely utilitarian to serene and spa-like. Here’s how I’m incorporating the impeccable design and efficiency of Duravit products to bring my vision to life.

Light, modern bathroom.
inspiration image: Molly Madfis’ bathroom

Ease and Efficiency

It’s no secret that I love organic, timeless aesthetics, which I’m weaving into the entire renovation. I also love efficiency elements that deliver utility with ease. This mix drew me to Duravit, a revered company that has been bringing bathroom solutions—from toilets to bathtubs to faucets—to homes, hotels, offices, restaurants, and more for over 200 years. The collections convey a timeless quality and deliver a functionality that works seamlessly and adds a sense of ease to everyday life.

Prioritizing Wellness

Duravit’s vision is to enhance daily life through outstanding design and smart functionality. “Our days begin and end in the bathroom, so this space is integral to how we feel,” points out Kerry Rudd, VP of Sales – National Wholesale for Duravit USA. “Duravit looks at the bathroom as the centerpiece of the home—a place to unwind, recharge, and spend some time alone,” adds Rudd. “Whether it is a product such as our SensoWash shower toilet, or one of our numerous bathtub options, Duravit upgrades our customers every day.”

For the primary bath and powder room, I chose the Sensowash toilets from Duravit’s Soleil by Starck, a sea-inspired collection designed by revered French architect and designer Phillipe Starck. Completing the look will be the statement-making Soleil By Starck freestanding bathtub. The overall aesthetic is timeless, pulling inspiration from the natural world.

ashley robertson bathroom
inspiration image: Ashley Robertson’s bathroom

Making A Statement

For Duravit, every detail is critical, from the curve of a faucet to the clean lines of a bathtub. This attention to detail is why the company has garnered some of the most acclaimed international design awards on an annual basis, notes Rudd. It’s also a reason why I trust not only the unparalleled quality but also the beauty it adds to such critical spaces, the ones we look to for wellness and respite, day after day. It all makes my at-home bathrooms feel like a spa—calming and serene.