LeBron and Savannah James hid a sofa in the most unconventional of rooms – and it taps into this bizarre design trend

Increasingly, celebrities are blurring the lines between their bathrooms and living spaces – including this space, designed by Tiffany Brooks for the Los Angeles Lakers star

LeBron James
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If, several months ago, we had spotted an image of a sofa in a bathroom, we would've said it was exclusively one-of-a-kind. However, in recent weeks, we've learned of a growing number of celebrities experimenting with bathroom boundaries – with LeBron and Savannah James being the latest couple to tap into this unusual design trend.

The Los Angeles Lakers power forward and his wife, Savannah, have joined the likes of Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and Bradley Cooper by blurring the lines between their bathroom and their sleep/living spaces. Lively and Reynolds introduced a marble tub in their rustic bedroom, while Cooper revealed his 'bathtub, the toilet, and the bed are all in the same room' (via the Armchair Expert podcast). However, James's interpretation of the trend (courtesy of celebrated designer Tiffany Brooks, and her team) comes in the shape of their pink sofa and neutral rug beside their walk-in shower area.

A browse through the photo carousel (to the second photo) suggests the sofa and rug are part of a dressing area (thanks to the mirrored dressing table and extensive makeup collection seen in the shot). The furnishings sit alongside a gallery wall – further blurring the lines between the living space and shower area that appear to flow into one another in the same room.

As with all celebrities who have experimented with this layout (or something similar), replicating James's space is not always so simple. Logistically (in terms of both room size and plumbing), this trend is not feasible in our homes, however, whether it's possible or not, it's something we're increasingly observing in the most famous of homes – so, naturally, it's impossible for us to ignore.

'Whether or not to follow suit with a similar bedroom-bathroom fusion also ultimately depends on individual preferences, lifestyle considerations, and spatial constraints,' adds New York-based designer Nina Lichtenstein.

'While some may be drawn to the allure of seamless integration and luxurious living, others may prefer the privacy and separation afforded by traditional bedroom layouts.'

Nina Lichtenstein
Nina Lichtenstein

Nina Lichtenstein is the founder and principal home designer at her eponymous design studio, based in Westchester, NY. Nina believes that home design should capture a family’s unique spirit by how it serves the family's daily needs while nourishing the soul. She has been celebrated for designing, renovating, and building elegant living spaces.

Plus, if the space allows, Lichtenstein says that following such a layout has practical benefits that can make those daily routines easier (especially in the morning, which is something we're particularly keen to hear).

'With essential amenities such as a vanity, bathtub, and shower readily accessible within the bedroom space, [this space] has optimized her daily routine by eliminating the need to traverse multiple rooms to complete morning and evening rituals,' Lichtenstein adds. And, as the celebrity demand for such a layout continues to grow, we can't help but ask, who is next?

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Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.