Quite early on we settled on this tile, which covers the floor and all walls. It lends a spa-ish, enveloping feeling. The dark colour is very grounding, unlike our main bathroom which is quite light. Our architect suggested underfloor heating but we thought we wouldn't need it plus it sounded a bit extravagant. We ended up putting it in and we're sooo glad we did. It makes a huge difference to the enjoyment of the space.
There's also a skylight window. This space was originally two wardrobes for adjacent bedrooms so there wasn't a skerrick of natural light. This Velux window is quite brilliant - it looks good and you get a lovely view from wherever you are in the room (they're in my sewing room too). If you are one who likes to read on the loo (I. am. not.) then you would also enjoy this skylight. A riveting novel and a floating cloud/soaring bird vista, what more could you want?
We chose a non-standard bathroom mirror - I couldn't fathom putting a plain square mirror on this tile - it would have felt cold and harsh. And we had such a tough time picking out the mirror lights, and still wonder whether we have got the perfect fit. They're Romeo Babe sconce lights by Flos. The shade is pressed and etched glass and gives a nice diffused light. This is important, especially as one approaches certain milestones.
The cabinet and toilet are floating which means cleaning the floor is a whiz. At night there is a sensor light fitted beneath the side cabinet, should you lose your way. And Brendan, unbeknownst to me, had fitted plugs within the cabinet for my hairdryer and electric toothbrush. It's funny how sometimes the most basic of functions, given a bit of consideration, bring the most pleasure. Like the towel hook by the shower door.