Whether you’re a shower or a bath person, the simple act of getting clean can be an everyday moment of rejuvenation – if you get the basics right. The bathrooms in the Houses range from rustic to industrial, but we always spend time on the essentials – like fluffy, Frette-made white bath linen and robes, flattering lighting, useful storage and plenty of Cowshed bath products to turn a morning shower or bedtime soak into a mini spa experience.

We asked Soho House Design Director Linda Boronkay how she approaches designing the bathrooms in the Houses and for simple tips to reboot yours. Read on for her advice and view the gallery to explore some of our most beautiful bathrooms, from Babington House to Soho Beach House.

 

 

Instant Updates

'A new wall colour will instantly give a fresh new look to your room. Rugs, cushions, curtains have big power as well determining the atmosphere of a space. Mixing big patterns is very risky and rarely works.'

Lightbulb Moment

'If you’re doing a bigger renovation, consider the function of the space, the amount of daylight and the orientation of the room. Lighting is key, especially adding table and floor lamps with interesting shades with character. Remember to avoid strong and cold light when choosing your lightbulb!'

On The Tiles

'I love geometric patterned tiles on the floor or walls and textured handmade tiles on walls. I love the use of terrazzo at the moment in every shape, scale and form on both floors and walls.'

Take Some Brass

'Brass is very versatile it can look both contemporary and traditional depending on the amount we use and what we pair it with. Chrome is considered more modern, but we also use it in our Soho House Amsterdam project which has Art Deco caractéristiques. It all depends on the style of sanitary ware you are using and the rest of the finishes in the room.'

The Story of the Bath in a Bedroom

Having a bath in the bedroom works and we’ve used the idea time and again. So, how did it start? ‘We just didn’t have enough space in the bathroom,’ says Nick Jones. ‘But I think that bathtime is a social time, especially when you’re away and have a bit longer to get ready. I don’t mean social insofar as you actually have to get in the bath together, I mean social in that one of you might be having a drink in the bath while the other one is lying on the bed and you’re both just having a chat and a relax. So many hotels try to squeeze a shower in the bath, and I really hate that. We sort of split it out and the baths ended up in the bedrooms. As it happens, people really like it! And if they don’t feel they know each other well enough, then there’s always a private shower.’ From Eat Drink Nap

Babington House

Experience one of our famous bedrooms with a bath by booking a stay at Babington House, our country estate in Somerset.