GUEST POST: My Bathroom – My Sanctuary

Today Cathy from The Camera Chronicles has written us a post about Bathrooms. Thanks Cathy, you have made me drool and long for my own sanctuary! Pop over and say hi to Cathy 🙂

“The only time the world beats a path to your door is if you’re in the bathroom.”

 Now, I don’t know who uttered the above words, but they certainly ring true in this household. Even when under the shower water, with ears blocked, there will always be someone beating on the door, expecting me to know where their lost toy is or expecting me to sort out a problem and/or discipline their sibling. It’s ridiculous that I can’t even sit on the toilet in peace!

However, that is my aim – that one day, like others, I will be able to experience the bathroom as a sanctuary, rather than a 5 minute pit-stop with screaming, shouting and door-banging accompaniment. Baths themselves have been around for thousands of years and have always been associated not only with hygiene but also with spiritual renewal. Singer/songwriter Alicia Keys once said, “If I want to be alone, some place I can write, I can read, I can pray, I can cry, I can do whatever I want – I go to the bathroom.” And this is the case for most people, even some lucky mums 🙂

I know there are a lot of busy mums out there who dream of time alone to relax and unwind, so in aid of that fantasy, I thought I would share some photos of bathrooms that one could escape to…
If you’re a “nature person”, you might like this Burgbad Sanctuary Garden Bathroom by designers James Wong and David Cubero. Don’t know that it would do much for privacy (unless you used the steam feature) but being amongst nature could certainly help you to relax.

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Some people find cool colours very calming and this white and grey/silver marble feature bathroom certainly lends itself to that.

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This following bathroom would be perfect for those who find minimalism attractive. What better way to de-clutter your mind, then by relaxing in a room that is free of clutter?

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Want more of a contemporary bathroom with bold colours to reflect your personality? Then how about this gorgeous space?

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This bathroom is a little more traditional in style, but I love the fact that there is a little sofa chair in there where you can sit in your bathrobe and flick through a magazine or indulge in a book. Actually, the picture is cropped – it could be a full chaise lounge! How indulgent! Dreaming…

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For those who are following black and white trends at the moment, here’s a design that’s very symmetrical and clean. Personally, I think it lacks a bit of female warmth – would be great for my boys – but this is about me! They have enough “me, me, me” time as it is!

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This art-deco bathroom is my favourite!! It wouldn’t suit the decor of my current house but oh, how lovely! I could certainly add some sort of elegant free-standing bath and reclining chaise lounge to this and be in heaven! Simple but utterly charming!

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So which is your favourite?

[Thanks to The Camera Chronicles for today’s Guest Post]


  • Cathy

    Thanks again for the opportunity to guest post!

    • Katrina (author)

      You’re welcome! Thank you!

  • Kek

    I LOVE my bathroom! When we built the house, I aimed to make it a haven…although there’s no bath in our ensuite (Boo! Lack of space), I always find it a calming place. And I made sure to put a lock on the door.

    My favourite is the first photo – we just got back from a lovely holiday where we had an outdoor shower and jacuzzi. The decor was palm trees, bright flowers and the occasional visit from a squirrel. *sigh* Lovely!

  • Anna@MyDesignEthos

    I think the first bathroom would be absolutely perfect for a holiday – probably one without children to run around in the yard though! 🙂 But for my own home, I would definately choose the last space; it is just my style!

  • Amber

    These bathrooms are so dreamy if only mums could have one to themselves I adore the first one but love all of them the idea of the chaise lounge good thinking how dreamy 🙂

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