The best new bathroom buys for stylish homes

Our edit of the most on trend pieces, from taps to tiles, sinks, baths, towels and more

not only white fall basin collection best bathroom buys
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Updating a bathroom is one of the biggest projects you can undertake at home. So, making sure you choose exactly the right pieces to suit your style is more important than ever. Here, we have compiled only the very best new launches. It covers everything from sinks and taps, to baths, tiles, vanity units, mirrors and much more…

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1 'Antique' collection by Bert & May
bert  may's archive tile collection best bathroom buy
Bert & may

Having started as a reclaimed-tile supplier in 2013, Bert & May’s new ‘Antique’ collection sees the brand go back to its origins. Four favourite designs from the firm’s archive of vintage designs sourced from across Spain have been reworked and reissued using traditional artisan techniques, giving a second lease of life to classic patterns. Richly decorative with deep colours and an authentic patina, they’ll bring a sultry, Mediterranean flavour to bathrooms in need of a lift. ‘Espiga’ (pictured), £180 per square metre

2 'Chessleton' shower by Drummonds
drummonds chessleton shower best bathroom buys

The ‘Chessleton’ surface-mounted shower marries fine craftsmanship with a contemporary industrial edge. Cast in solid bronze using the traditional lost-wax process, its sleek, art deco-inspired exposed pipework creates a dramatic statement, while allowing boththe shower rose and hand-shower to be used independently or at the same time. From £5,742,

3 'Fall' by Joost van der Vecht for Not Only White
not only white fall bathroom basin
On a hazy morning

Bathroom purists are sure to appreciate Dutch bathroom brand Not Only White’s latest launch of basins. The ‘Fall’ series by designer Joost van der Vecht marries striking minimalist lines with delicate nature-inspired hues, such as ‘Sea Oat Quartz’ and ‘Peanut Butter’ (pictured). Based around the concept of playing with height, the four countertop models of varying size require shelves to be mounted at different points – the taller the basin, the lower the counter will need to be –leaving space for plants and accessories to be placed next to the sink. From £2,209

4 'Colours Collection' by Burlington Bespoke
burlington bathrooms bespoke collection sink
Henley Bailey

Replete with pink or green sanitaryware and jazzy tiles, colourful bathrooms were all the rage during the art deco period. The look is making a comeback and, thanks to Burlington Bespoke’s ‘Colours Collection’, sourcing vintage-style sanitaryware in shades other than white is now possible. The capsule range sees a selection of traditional basins and WCs now coming in striking ‘Confetti Pink’, cool ‘Alaska Blue’ and subtle ‘Moon Grey’ (pictured). ‘Edwardian’ basin with standard pedestal, £798

5 ‘Orb’ light by Astro Lighting
orb bathroom light by astro lighting
Astro Lighting

Inspired by the mechanical perfection of an orrery (a model of the solar system), the ‘Orb’ light, part of a new limited-edition collection is composed of an illuminated spherical ball orbited by an adjustable magnifying mirror. Designed to be placed beside a bathroom mirror, its elegant lines mask a complex and robust engineering system within. £241.67,

6 ‘Liquid’ surface for walls and floors by Dekton
‘liquid’ surface for walls, floors or worktops by dekton

Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham of multidisciplinary studio Patternity have teamed up with Dekton to produce three new surfaces that marry the Spanish brand’s innovative technology with the duo’s research-driven design philosophy. ‘We were interested in the idea of interpreting different forms of movement into solid surfaces,’ says Murray. The result is the ‘Liquid’ collection, a celebration of nature that translates pattern and texture from water, shells and charred wood into Dekton’s ultra-durable scratch- and heat-resistant materials. £400 per square metre,

7 ‘Frieze’ sinks and accessories by Ex.t
frieze bathroom sinks and accessories by ex t

You won’t find many washbasins that reference the works of a pop-culture icon, but Ex.t is renowned for an experimental approach to bathroom design. Created by Italian architectural practice Marcante-Testa, the ‘Frieze’ collection takes inspiration from Roy Lichtenstein’s 1970s ‘Entablature’ prints, which depict classical friezes in his signature punchy style. The series comprises a system of sinks and accessories (from mirrors to towel hooks) that can be layered to create unique combinations. Basins from approx £882,

8 ‘Happy D.2 Plus’ bathroom by Duravit
‘happy d2 plus’ bathroom set in off white by duravit

Stark white sanitaryware can often make bathrooms feel uninviting, yet it remains the default as alternatives are few and far between. Duravit’s new ‘Off White’ colour palette aims to make spaces more welcoming by offering a mix of gentle beige and white shades across some of its most popular designs, including the ‘Happy D.2 Plus’ series (pictured), allowing customers to create a softer, more soothing aesthetic. From £251 for a tap to £4,187 for a double vanity unit,

9 John Pawson-designed taps for Cocoon
john pawson bathroom taps for cocoon available at cp hart
CP Hart

‘We designed the spout for my own house 20 years ago – not exactly like this, but similar.’ says architect and designer John Pawson. Built upon the proportions of the golden ratio (a mathematical equation found in nature), his series includes bath, basin and shower faucets. All reflect his love of detail – the spout’s diameter, for example, is the same width as the mixer handle, the latter taking months of development to hide its mechanism from view. Such precision is perhaps not perceptible at first sight, but it means nothing detracts from the simplicity of the pieces. From £500 for a wall-mounted basin mixer, exclusively at C.P. Hart,

10 ‘Brace’ wall light by Bert Frank
brace bathroom light by bert frank
Bert Frank

Call off the search for the most flattering bathroom lighting. Bert Frank’s latest creation, the ‘Brace’ light, is made from white veined alabaster, which diffuses the light from the LED bulbs to create a soft, ethereal glow across walls. Brass elements add a touch of gentle glamour. From £1,380,

11 ‘Spoon’ bath by Agape
spoon bath by agape

The gently enveloping shape and clean lines of Agape’s ‘Spoon’ bath made it an instant classic when it was launched in 1998, and more than 20 years later it’s still a bestseller. Now the brand has launched a tweaked, more eco-friendly design based on the original, ‘Spoon M’. Thanks to the latest in manufacturing technologies, the new version is less wasteful with thinner edges and is made from Cristalplant, a material composed of bio-based resin and minerals. From £4,772,

12 ‘Beyond’ collection by Roca
beyond bathroom collection by roca

Offering a monochrome alternative to classic white, the ‘Beyond’ collection of basins, baths, WCs and bidets by Roca features new tones ‘Beige’, ‘Coffee’ and ‘Onyx’, as well as ‘Matt White’ – an on-trend departure from the ubiquitous gloss finish. All are made from high-tech materials that are durable, easy to maintain and joint-free to produce the smoothest of curves. Bath from £6,427; basin from £415,

13 ‘Albume’ washbasin by Antonio Lupi
albume washbasin by carlo columbo for antonio lupi
Antonio Lupi

Italian brand Antoniolupi has been at the leading edge of bathroom design since the 1950s. One of its most striking pieces, launched in 2018, is Carlo Columbo’s ‘Albume’ washbasin: its conical base and two sink shapes come in an array of materials and colours, which can be combined as desired. Now there are two new metallic options in the mix, with the ‘Bronze’ and ‘Brass’ finishes ushering in a warm, opulent feel. From approx £2,764,

14 ‘Arco’ collection by Ex.t
arco bathroom collection by ext

Italian bathroom design brand Ex.t’s mould-breaking ‘Arco’ system, which saw basin, taps and hidden storage integrated with a lozenge-shaped mirror, has been extended into a full collection. The brainchild of Spanish design studio Mut, ‘Arco S’ reinvents the traditional bathroom, creating a wall-hung mirrored vanity unit and coordinating mirror encircled in a black or brass frame, with shelving tucked behind. ‘Arco S’ in black, from £4,082; ‘Arco’ mirror, from £584,

15 ‘Grande’ shower by Drummonds
grande brass shower by drummonds

Drummonds’ generously proportioned ‘Grande’ floor-standing shower pipe is topped with a wide 30cm shower rose and features large knuckle joints, lending it a sturdy yet sleek air. All of the brassware can be mixed and matched, and each piece is made with the centuries-old ‘lost wax’ metal-casting technique, which results in precision detailing and a pleasing solidity. From £3,750 as shown: ‘Grande’ shower pipe; ‘Grande’ shower rose; ‘Grande’ hand shower and wall bracket; ‘Leawood’ thermostatic shower control,

16 ‘Diarama” tiles by Mutina
diarama tiles by hella jongerius fro mutina at domus

Dutch designer Hella Jongerius has created a collection of tiles that make up an intricate colour study. The ‘Diarama’ glazed porcelain range Mutina has a retro 1960s feel and comes in 13 chromatic combinations; bright tones in four palettes with dark and light variations, muted tones with the coloured glazes applied to black bases, and a monochrome selection. From £366 per square metre, Domus,

17 ‘Separé’ drying rack by Mingardo
separe towel drying rack by mingardo, available at monologue london
Monologue London

With its lozenge-shaped silhouette, the ‘Separè’ is so much prettier than your average portable drying rack. Designed by Omri Revesz + Damian Tatangelo for Italian design house Mingardo, its curved frame and horizontal crosspieces – which are anchored by a cylindrical counterweight – come in varnished iron or in brass to developa natural patina over time. £1,560, Monologue,

18 “Equal’ collection by VitrA
equal bathroom collection by vitra

Milan-based architect and designer Claudio Bellini has created an extensive bathroom collection for VitrA, full of urban-inspired lines for an industrial feel. The ‘Equal’ range’s rectangular basins, mirrors and storage units are edged with black metal rails that cross as they meet and extend to create shelves and towel racks, lit by a built-in tubular LED light. Washbasin unit with shelf, from £547; ‘Flat’ mirror, from £349,

19 ‘090FM-28’ freestanding bath spout by Vola
matt white 0900fm 28 freestanding bath spout by vola

Ever since its first Arne Jacobsen-designed tap launched in 1968, available in vibrant Orange, Danish brand Vola has been ahead of its time. There were eight bold hues by 1970, and today its palette stands at 14, ranging from zingy brights to smart monochromes. The latest addition is ‘Matt White’, a snowy, tactile alternative to the usual gloss finish. £1,214,

20 ‘Rigo’ bathroom collection by Agape
rigo bathroom collection by agape

Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has turned her attention to the bathroom, creating an entire suite’s worth of pieces for Italian brand Agape. The ‘Rigo’ collection employs sculptural elements built on wall-hung parallel beams that hold not only the basin – which mirrors the cantilevered shape of the freestanding bath – but also a set of storage trays and containers. Beams come in a mix of marble, wood and black aluminium. Price on application,

21 ‘Scaletta’ heated towel rail by Tubes
scaletta heated bathroom towel rail by tubes

The latest addition to Italian brand Tubes’s ‘Scaletta’ heated towel rail collection, by industrial designer Elisa Giovannoni, is super-flexible. The freestanding unit can be fitted with a shelf, creating a neat storage space for towels, or moved throughout the home, its pulley winding up excess electrical wires. It’s available in an array of rainbow brights, as well as this gleaming gold finish. £1,090 with shelf,

22 ‘BetteSpace’ collection by Bette
bettespace bathtub by bette

The ever-shrinking size of the bathroom doesn’t have to mean compromising on design. The ‘BetteSpace’ collection of bathtubs by Bette is all about a considered use of space. Each tapers at the end (do your feet really need much room?) while retaining a wide back. Available in small, medium or large – which accommodates two people – the baths are made from an ultra-durable titanium-steel glazed in white or other neutral tones, which naturally retain warmth and are also completely recyclable. From £889,

23 ‘Unexpected Visions’ towels by Society Limonta
unexpected visions towels by society limonta
Society Limonta

Society Limonta’s autumn/winter ‘Unexpected Visions’ collection of towels is both tonal and textural. A combination of 100 per cent linen – plain and waffle weaved – and cotton, pieces are designed to be mixed and matched. From £55,

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