The bathroom was in the iconic Hoover Building where there were bland developers bathrooms with no personality, before the room had a shower over bath, no window and not much thought in the design. Designed by Louise Ashdown, her brief was to create a practical and stunning shower room in a small internal bathroom with no natural light, it was a must for there to be lots of storage, heating and style.
The client’s initial thoughts were that she loved matt black, brass and wanted a touch of pink – but had thought these would be applied to wall coverings and taps only. With the Hoover building being such an iconic building, Louise wanted to show hints at a bygone era in a contemporary way – you can’t just use ‘bog’ standard products in here – so she encouraged the client to push her boundaries a bit and suggested the stunning Cielo Mini Narciso basin in CIPRIA ( Pink) with BRINA ( GREY) storage drawers on a matt black industrial stand, which also gives a nod to the former factory use of the Hoover Building, but incorporates some deco colours and fun too. I placed the Cielo Brina WC next to the basin to blend with the unit and tie them together for a more cohesive look… additional storage of the lozenge style cabinet above the basin with black task light on wall.