I’m sure I’m not alone in lamenting the size and state of my apartment’s single bathroom. As NYC real estate goes, I count natural light as a blessing. It's human nature to want what you don't/can't have. I pour over spacious bath photos like it's my job (and since I work in the home/garden world, it kind of is). I dream in white subway tiles, stainless steel fittings, and tubs for two. I tune into The Real Housewives of Orange County just to glimpse Heather Dubrow’s epicenter of Champagne-fueled gossip sessions: that Carrara marble bathroom/dressing room. In such a drought, my simple taste even pines for the bold looks of Gucci Westman’s dark, intricate wallpaper, Liv Tyler’s deep turquoise shower, and Kelly Wearstler’s intense stone surfaces.
So, presenting a roundup of the bathrooms, from Beverly Hills to Greenwich Village, Mayfair to Marunouchi, that I covet the most. They may be out of reach, but just remember that you can turn almost any tub into a bubble bath. So...there's that.
Katherine Cotter is an NYC-based home and garden consultant.