While essentially a functional room, the bathroom is the perfect place to show a little creativity in your home. It is a space where you can experiment with texture, colour, and blend materials. It is a room where you can create a statement and dare to be bold.
The team recently had the pleasure of designing and overseeing the renovation of a Master ensuite bathroom in a detached cottage in the village of Geddington in North Northamptonshire, one of our favourite projects for 2023 so far!
The design brief
The design team were tasked with creating a calm and spacious master ensuite that encapsulated the client’s ‘transitional style,’ combining elements of one design era with those of another, but incorporating storage solutions to facilitate easy maintenance and keep things harmoniously clutter-free.
Setting the mood
On meeting the homeowners, we were presented with wall and floor samples from Wales-based supplier Mandarin Stone. The clients were very keen to incorporate a balance between traditional and contemporary design elements to create a truly unique yet practical room.
Encouraged by their vision and taking inspiration from the colours from the sample tiles, we put together an initial mood board. We explored complementary hues, styles, and luxurious finishes: white marble for the vanity countertop and bath, unlacquered brass for the handles, brassware and for a complimentary finish on a plumbed-in traditional heated towel rail, a bone china blue with a matt finish for the vanity unit, and cabinetry elements.
Practical but aesthetically pleasing
Our design team then set to work making the most of the space to hand. Navigating the sloping ceilings, made to measure in-frame joinery allowed us to provide practical yet sleek storage. It also provided a convenient solution for discreetly hiding the water tank, pipework, and created the perfect backdrop for the wall-mounted W/C.
Incorporating open-air shelving added a spa-like hospitality touch to the area, the perfect spot for those neatly folded towels.
When designing a room, every detail is taken into meticulous consideration to ensure the highest quality and luxury finish. Wall panelling in the same blue as the vanity was used to complete the look; dressing the bathtub and adding decorative interest to the walls. Additions such as a shower niche and mood lighting were used to set the tone and provide additional and welcomed storage.
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