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8 Inspiring Bathrooms by Top Valley Designers

A collection of inspiring bathrooms and powders from top Valley designers.

Eric Kruck

Desert Charm

Interior designer: Meredith Smyth, Smyth House Interior Design
Smyth sought to help clients envision what could be possible with the space and bring it to life in a cohesive design throughout the entire home. Re-imagining a choppy floor plan and tiny shower, the designer and homeowners collaborated with their eyes on the prize. “We all wanted to open it up, bring a flow to the outside areas and create a Zen spalike experience. I absolutely love the color palette. It’s so desert chic and makes me want to take a bath.”

John Woodcock

Easy Living

Interior designer: Eva Higby, Higby Design
Part of a whole-home remodel, this pool house bath was designed for use both by children and adults. “We wanted it to feel fun, inviting and approachable,” Higby says. “It also needed to be easy to use and maintain.” A floating vanity and shelving provides easy access to towels, while the minimal aesthetic and custom white oak vanity imparts an unpretentious and welcoming vibe. The mirrors and lighting are lighthearted, while the Zellige tile adds an organic element to warm the space. 

Dan Ryan Studio

Embrace the Calm

Interior designer: Kristin Hazen, Kristin Hazen Design
For clients who wanted to modernize and elevate a dark, brown, heavily textured bathroom without changing the layout, Hazen’s task was to make the space modern and more functional. “It never ceases to amaze me what a difference new finishes can bring to an old space,” the designer says. “We worked through many renditions and when it came down to what was feasible, we ended up leaving everything where it was and just changing the materials with a few minor construction updates. It still feels and looks like a total transformation.”

Isaac Bailey

Keeping it Simple

Interior designer: Jaimee Rose, Jaimee Rose Interiors
This powder bath right off a teen’s room needed to feel lighthearted and fun but also be able to stand up to everyday use. Floor-to-ceiling tile protects the walls from water, and the marble-look counter is porcelain that is virtually impervious to damage. “This bathroom is a testament to the beauty you can create with simple materials,” Rose notes. “Nothing here is a show-off: We have simple tile, beautiful stone, some touches of gold and a total absence of color. The impact comes from the way these materials were cut, shaped and used. Simple is always beautiful.”

Scott Sandler

Feeling Floral

Interior designer: Maria Zambrano, Maria Z Interiors LLC
A powder room is an opportunity to take risks, to be daring and sensual, says Zambrano, who delivered the “wow” to the small space with overscale floral wall covering and a sparkling diamond-shaped pendant. “This client did not like the color gray—it was completely forbidden,” the designer recalls. “It presented a challenge, given that the color was so prevalent. It was a beautiful concept to think beyond gray because it opened up opportunities to try new types of designs.”

Aimee Mazzenga

A Contemporary Wink

Interior designer: Greg Holm, Mary Meinz Design
Bold color and pattern give this remodeled bath a punch of panache that exceeded the homeowner’s expectations for a fresh and colorful space with a wink toward contemporary. “I chose a very forward patterned wall covering in red and white, and,” Holm recalls. “It plays off of the gray double vanity and white floor tile.” Polished chrome faucets, wall sconces and cabinet hardware add sparkle and wall-hung mirrors add a touch of whimsy.

Surprising Sophisticate

Interior designer: Mary Marsh, Lilian James Design Group
Adding drama to powder baths keeps things interesting, Marsh says. “Surprise features, such as a dramatic wall covering, unique tile selections and striking plumbing fixtures help elevate this space from basic to energizing.” Black cabinetry, gold-and-black wall covering and a distinctive wall sconce pack a dramatic punch; white quartzite countertops and a textured black-and-gold backsplash up the elegance.

DeCastro Photography

Aging Gracefully 

Interior designer: Bonnie Lewis, Bonnie J. Lewis Design
These homeowners wanted an updated contemporary aesthetic with functionality for livability and safety as they age, Lewis recalls. To ensure that the room could accommodate any future age-related needs, she reconfigured the space into an ADA-compliant floor plan and included a curbless shower, a large water closet and one wheelchair-accessible vanity. Meticulously selected fixtures, mirrors, materials and finishes create a safer environment designed to prevent falls and accidents. “I love designing bathrooms that support function with pleasing form, combining stunning aesthetics with safety in a way that isn’t obvious or disruptive,” the designer says.


DESERT CHARM—Interior designer: Meredith Smyth, Smyth House Interior Design, Phoenix,
TOP, EASY LIVING—Interior designer: Eva Higby, Higby Design, Scottsdale,
BOTTOM, EMBRACE THE CALM—Interior designer: Kristin Hazen, Kristin Hazen Design, Phoenix, Lighting: Hinkley’s Custom Lighting, Scottsdale, Wall tile: Facings of America, Phoenix, Flooring: Solstice Stone, Scottsdale,

KEEPING IT SIMPLE—Interior designer: Jaimee Rose, Jaimee Rose Interiors, Phoenix,
FEELING FLORAL—Interior designer: Maria Zambrano, Maria Z Interiors LLC, Paradise Valley, Wall covering: Pendant:

A CONTEMPORARY WINK—Interior designer: Greg Holm, Mary Meinz Design, Scottsdale, Wallcovering (by Scalmandre) and cabinet hardware (by Jeffrey Alexander): available through Faucets and sinks: Wall sconces: Mirrors:

SURPRISING SOPHISTICATE—Interior designer: Mary Marsh, Lilian James Design Group, Scottsdale, Wall covering (by Merani): Tile backsplash: Underfoot, Scottsdale, Faucets: Wall sconce (“Apollo”): Countertop: The Stone Collection, Phoenix,

AGING GRACEFULLY—Interior designer: Bonnie Lewis, Bonnie J. Lewis Design, Scottsdale,


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