Our Kitchens and Baths issue is available now, and in it are plenty of rooms to inspire from Western Canada's best designers. Thanks to clever folks who blended the modern and traditional, embraced natural materials and made bold choices, these six spaces are next-level in both style and function. Here's the advice you need for the bathroom of your dreams in 2022.

Sophie Burke BathroomGillian Stevens

1. Use Traditional Materials in Modern Ways

“The concept in this heritage Kitsilano home was to create a space that was light, natural and soft,” says the Vancouver-based Sophie Burke of Sophie Burke Design. “But we also wanted a modern take on the traditional.” READ MORE ⇒

Falken Reynolds BathroomEma Peter

2. Don’t Be Afraid to Get Graphic in the Bathroom

The live/work spaces in Vancouver's Koret building were originally designed by the legendary Alda Pereira back in 2006, and at the time the open-plan showers and tubs she chose for the converted lofts were quite progressive, says Chad Falkenberg of Falken Reynolds Interiors. READ MORE ⇒

HB Design BathroomEma Peter

3. Use Geometry to Bring Softness to a Clean-Lined Space

When renovating a well-loved family getaway on Eagle Island in West Vancouver, designer Jennifer Heffel of HB Design wasn’t looking to turn it into a modern escape. “We wanted everything to feel more rustic than refined,” says Heffel. READ MORE ⇒

Projet 22 BathroomJanis Nicolay

4. Balance Bold Patterns with Quieter Materials

While this bathroom on the main floor of a Vancouver home serves mainly as a powder room, it's also equipped with an accessible shower—part of a city requirement, but also a great set-up for aging in place down the road. READ MORE ⇒

Formwerks Interiors BathroomJesse Laven

5. Use Natural Materials as Bathroom Art

From the principal bedroom in this home in Vancouver, the view into the ensuite feels a little like peering into a gallery. The window frames a vista of tree canopy, and, just below it, the freestanding tub is set for a perfect soak. READ MORE ⇒

Louis Duncan-He Bathroom Design Genevieve Renee.Genevieve Renee

6. Even Bright and Light Spaces Can Use the Grounding Power of Black

Despite being subterranean, this Calgary bathroom feels anything but basement-y: clad in soft powder blue, the double-sink vanity is broken up by a linen storage tower hewn in white oak with echoes of driftwood. READ MORE ⇒