Designing four practical bathrooms that all ooze elegance and a classic modern interior is a fine balance. In this family home, our designer, Susan Roach combined Instagram-inspired elements with timeless pieces to create spaces that are as functional as they are luxurious. The client was wonderful to work with, having a keen eye for the overall vision of the house, made it such a fun process. A variety of textures, colours, and natural materials were used, along with subtle touches such as the fluted glass and small hexagon tiles to create a cohesive design across all four bathrooms.
The Master Bathroom
The space needed to be tranquil and omit a feeling of luxury. Our designer opted for a neutral palette featuring warm marble in a herringbone pattern and brushed brass fixtures and fittings. The fluted glass shower screen adds soft texture and decadence to the space which is echoed in the lighting. The contrasting feature was the floor-standing, dark blue vanity unit with brass handles. The generous sized vanity unit provides plenty of storage, allowing for the desired tidy, uncluttered look. When it came to the floor tiles, we opted for light terrazzo tiles which adds subtle interest without distracting from the overall neutral ambience of the room.
The Family Bathroom
With two young children, the family bathroom had to feature a large bath and spacious shower, and of course, storage. The traditional Boat Bath was the perfect bath for this space as the option to paint the exterior, allowed for us to tie together the desire for classic-contemporary with a nod to industrial. The bath’s exterior was painted in Farrow & Ball ‘Off Black’, contrasting beautifully against the dusty blue panelling and complemented by unlacquered brass fixtures that will age over time and develop a natural patina.
An industrial-style shower screen separates the walk-in shower from the rest of the room, with the most beautiful blue tiles adorning the interior space. With the brassware being minimalist and contemporary in style, the chosen finish was unlacquered brass meaning it will develop a natural patina as it ages over time again adding a sense of character. So, when it came to the floor tiles, the client was keen for something patterned and more classic in style.
The Shower Rooms
The two smaller bathrooms were both very different in style. One was a beautiful balance of industrial and traditional with a feature wall of small white hexagon mosaic tiles with contrasting dark grout and a crittal-style shower screen. This industrial look was artfully with half height panelling and decorative wallpaper.
Whilst the other shower room embraced more of a neutral palette with tones of white and natural elements with the wooden basin stand creating a calming ambiance.