The original layout of the room had two doors, sloping ceilings and a dormer so we approached the layout of the room first. The brief was to incorporate a freestanding bath, double vanity unit and a large walk-in shower into an incredibly large space. With the room being east facing, we wanted to ensure the colours used were calm and uplifting.
Our in-house designer, Susan Roach, approached the brief by first separating the space into two, which meant the removal of one of the doors and working within a smaller space. This allowed for a ‘corridor’ to be created which connected the bathroom to the dressing room and bedroom. The palette of the bedroom was calm and incorporated blue and different tones of white, our designer was inspired by this scheme so opted for Carrara Marble, brushed nickel metals and touches of pastel blue throughout to elevate the bedroom interior further and embrace the cooler evening light. The brushed nickel hardware adds an elegant metallic touch to the space and lifts the interior.
A small challenge Susan encountered during the design of the project was the limited head height of the dormer. The client initially believed that a bath couldn’t fit in the space, so our designer suggested working with the dormer by rotating the bath 90 degrees and utilising it to frame a freestanding bath, thereby transforming a challenge into a feature of the bathroom. This approach worked remarkably well, and the bath was able to fit seamlessly within the dormer. To enhance the effect, our designer created a tile rug with different format marble tiles and framing it with a darker marble tone to highlight the bath, effectively creating a dedicated bathing space within the room. The materials used are real Carrara marble on the floors, white teardrop marble tile behind the W/C and basin splash-back and darker marble around the bath.
We focused on matt white ceramics to create a timeless look.
The pastel blue vanity unit, chalky matt white sanitaryware and greenery create a calming, spa-like, peaceful space.
The client wanted double washbasins with storage, and often in a large room these can look really boxy.
To prevent the bulky appearance of the vanity units our designer Susan creatively incorporated some soft textural elements to balance out the sharp edges, such as the teardrop-shaped mosaic tiles behind the vanity splash-back and the arched mirrors. To create interest and texture in an area that is often overlooked, we used the same mosaics behind the W.C.