8 Bathroom Design Ideas to Steal from the World’s Most Instagrammable Restaurants
With restaurateurs knowing that every inch of their restaurant interior is likely to be photographed it means that everywhere, from the cocktail bar to the bathroom, has to be designed with the utmost flair and fabulousness.
An increasingly large amount of restaurateurs are catching on to this trend, and subsequently spending plenty of time and money getting the ambience and interior decor just right.
Research from Victorian Plumbing shows that with more than 600,000 photos on Instagram, we love #bathroominspo.
From shocking pink powder rooms to vintage chandeliers, the world’s top restaurants have innovative ideas about how you should decorate a bathroom.
With that in mind, we asked bathroom design expert George Holland to cast his eye over eight restaurant bathrooms to reveal how we can incorporate that Instagrammable decor.
1. Vintage Chandelier in BLVD, Chicago
Everything about this restaurant screams Hollywood glam, and the bathroom is no different.
From a voluptuous velvet couch in the sitting area to the huge vintage chandelier, the food isn’t the only thing that excites people when visiting BLVD.
If you’re feeling inspired by the restaurant’s sleek interior, you can add a touch of glam to your bathroom with a vintage chandelier, black marble tiling and dark wooden finishes.
2. Pretty in Pink at the Brasserie of Light in Marylebone, London
The bathrooms at Brasserie of Light bring together baby pink doors, marble flooring and high-shine mirrored surfaces.
It’s simple but effective and makes for an incredibly Instagrammable spot.
The design scheme, combined with the sheer creativity of colours, has inspired a trend for bolder home bathrooms.
The Martin Brudnizki loo is entirely replicable in your own home and the pink and gold wall tiles such as these Safina tiles from Victorian Plumbing are the best way to inject some fun into any interior space.
3. Bold Wallpaper in Mews Annabels, Mayfair
Mosaic tiles, marbled sinks and rainforest print wallpaper mean that you’ll spend so long admiring the Martin Brudnizki design bathroom in Mews Mayfair, people will start to wonder if you’ve done a runner.
The loos themselves are camouflaged with a bespoke design to match the mosaic and floral throughout creating a naturally immersive environment.
For a similar look, use pinks and greens as a base for floral print wallpaper and add gold fittings for a vintage finish.
It is the perfect statement theme for a tranquil relaxing space – your own rainforest oasis!
4. Aurora Mirrors at The Ned, London
One of London’s most Instagrammable restaurants (or, more accurately, collection of restaurants), The Ned hotel is known for its spectacular views and selfie-worthy bathrooms.
The dim lighting flatters complexions and chequered marble floors make for the perfect backdrop.
With its velvet love seats and exposed plumbing, it’s the perfect setting for an Instagram snap.
Take inspiration from this vintage decor and add a velvet-covered stool with gold legs, an aurora mirror and cream tiles to create your perfect powder room.
5. An Unconventional Sink at The Mandrake Hotel, Fitzrovia
With its lavish decor and reputation as a celebrity hotspot, it’s no wonder that the Mandrake, one of London’s most fashionable restaurants, has picture-perfect toilets.
Its modern and minimalist interior decor proves that simple doesn’t always mean boring, the dimly lit room and sizable basins offer a glamorous backdrop for an Insta-snapshot.
While an oversized sink with high sides might not be practical for brushing your teeth, you can still bring touches of opulence into your bathroom.
Consider incorporating sleek black accessories, wall lighting and even a minimal colour scheme to add a modern feel to the room.
6. Penny Tiles at Smith and Mills, New York
The brioche pudding isn’t the only thing worth eyeballing at Smith and Mills.
In the bathroom, the floor is paved with stunning penny tiles! Copper detailing and dim lighting compliments the vintage, unpolished look.
Not only is the flooring so incredibly on-brand it’s also a work of art.
If you’re not afraid to make a statement, tiny tiles are the way to go and can work as a focal point in any home.
7. Neutral-toned Flooring at the InterContinental Hotel in Los Angeles
Located on the 7th floor of the InterContinental Hotel in Los Angeles, La Boucherie enjoys impeccable views of the iconic Hollywood sign and Pacific Ocean create a stunning backdrop.
Whilst you might not be able to recreate the views from this restaurant bathroom, you can take inspiration by mixing the old and the new together.
Try a vintage style chair alongside modern and neutral-toned flooring.
The classic gold decor and floral seating area, make this restroom an Instagrammers dream destination!
8. Multicoloured Tiles in Sketch
You simply can’t go to London without visiting the world-famous pod stalls at Sketch.
Here, bright white light and a rainbow tiled ceiling make for the perfect photo-op.
The bathrooms at Sketch practically define extravagance, and can easily be adapted to glam up a small guest bathroom.
Multicoloured tiles and white bathroom fixtures have been used to produce a bold colour palette that can be incorporated to transform a room.
Whether you’re planning a renovation or looking for fresh inspiration, take some style cues from this vibrant bathroom.