From The LookBook: Shower Design Inspiration for 2023

graff brand incanto collection fixtures in a contemporary minimalist shower in rose gold

Preview our favorite shower design inspiration for your renovation in this sneak peek of The Lookbook, a kitchen and bath inspiration and product guide coming soon.

Whether you are freshening up for a night out or a day in, the shower should be your safe haven. A well-designed showering space can be not only a respite from the stresses of daily life, but also a place to pamper yourself.  So rather than an afterthought, modern showers are the focus of so much new innovation and elevated interior design. In 2023 we’re looking at reinvigorated classic designs, contemporary getaways, and timeless functionality in the shower from brands like House of Rohl, Kohler, Grohe, Graff, and more. 

Stay tuned to see more of the latest in shower and bath design in Studio41’s Lookbook, an inspirational and educational guide to the latest and greatest in kitchen & bath fixtures and furniture coming soon!

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highly decorative shower and bathroom from House of Rohl brand of fixtures featuring the georgian era collection

Invigorating Romance

It’s no secret that many of us are yearning to enjoy some extravagant trappings from bygone eras, but with the functionality and benefits of modern fixtures. Vibrant wallpaper, mosaic tiling, and luxurious english gold fixtures give this upscale bathroom the feeling of being transported to a grand royal palace. Perrin & Rowe’s Georgian Era collection is inspired by English art and architecture of the 18th and 19th centuries with elegant detailing and traditional silhouettes.


black and white elegant bathroom by Kohler featuring polished brass fixtures from the artifacts colletion

Your Elegant Escape

To travel forward in time, next we’ll look at a more Victorian-inspired full bathroom from Kohler . Light and dark walls, tiles, and fixtures create a moody atmosphere fit for a queen, with even the toilet and tub in a coordinated black finish.. Brushed brass fixtures from the Artifacts collection bring a pop of brightness and layer the traditional vibe keeping the room a consistent and immersive escape.

Also, did you know shower pipe kits like this are great for retrofitting your current shower system? That means no knocking down walls and you can keep your current valves.


spacious traditional bathroom with double rainshowers, featuring the Tresa collection of fixtures by Brizo

Bright Spacious Getaway

This romantic shower for two is perfect for a couple who enjoys being together but also appreciates their personal space, by having two separate shower systems in the large alcove. We also love the marbled tile and the seamless storage keeping the feel of the room spacious but beautiful and functional. The polished nickel fixtures from the Tresa Collection by Brizo complete the classical feel of this spacious showering space.


kohler anthem digital shower control with showerhead functions

Technology spotlight: Smart Showering

We can’t NOT mention the huge innovations in technology for the shower (in fact, we already wrote about this in 2022, wow!). Smart showering gives you total control over your showering experience PLUS a sleek design. The hot system at the moment is Kohler Anthem, which allows total control over your showering experience including water temperature, showerheads, and even control music through built-in WiFi.

sauna style shower enclosure with Statement fixtures by Kohler and digital Anthem control

Making a Statement

To pair with the Anthem shower controls, we love the oh-so-versatile Statement fixtures. Seamless functionality and long lasting quality mean this alpine vibe bathroom stays a getaway from the pressures of the outside world for many years to come.


open floorplan contemporary bathroom with large dark tile and bright gold fixtures by Grohe

Dark and Enticing

This contemporary bathroom featuring the Essence collection by Grohe is a more modern take on an upscale bathroom. With large marble wall tiling, an open floorplan plus bright brass fixtures, this bathroom is a big win for 2024 trends.



traditional white and black bathroom by Hansgrohe, featuring white subway tile and the Locarno collection of art deco inspired fixtures in matte black finish.

Contemporary Chic

There’s just so much to love about designs that never go out of style, timeless subway tile and matte black fixtures make this bathroom an instant classic sure to appeal not only this decade but for years to come. Inspired by the style of 1920s Art Nouveau, Locarno fixtures by Hansgrohe bring an on-trend air of glamour to this stunning bathroom.



open contemporary bathroom by Graff featuring the Incanto shower fixture collection in rose gold finish

Rose Gold Dreams

This rose gold bathroom from Graff manages to bring fresh whimsy to modern minimalist bathroom design. With the contemporary styled Incanto Collection fixtures in unique warm tones and a mix of large and small tile this bath pushes expectations for what cutting edge design can be by breathing life and joy into a minimalist bathroom.



sleek and contemporary shower with streaming rainshower head mounted on the cieling.

Singing in the Rain

Rainshowers are a must for the modern shower renovation. They provide a luxurious cascade of water that will make you feel like you’re standing under an actual downpour with a steady, gentle flow of water that is sure to relax your mind and body while washing away stress and tension. This ceiling mounted rainshower head from Dornbracht is even built with a descaling system to minimize the need for cleaning, always a win in our books!



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