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a contemporary bathroom with large oval bath and marble vanity unit

A contemporary bathroom that exudes understated luxury and sophistication

“We wanted to create a stylish yet personal design with the luxury feel and features of a chic hotel bathroom but in the comfort of the client’s own home.”

Being well-travelled and with an international style, our client’s brief was to create a modern, industrial style bathroom with beautiful natural stone and a sense of luxury.

a contemporary bathroom with large oval bath and marble vanity unit

The design was organic, starting with the bath, which was placed by the window to take advantage of the beautiful view. We then ‘stole’ space from the hallway to fit a steam/sauna shower, with a generator housed inside the stud walls, leaving the main wall opposite the bathroom’s entrance for a showcase double vanity.

the focal point of this contemporary bathroom is the vanity area constructed in ocean black honed travertine and urban grey antiqued limestone

We wanted to create a spectacular focal point with the vanity area that really defined the room’s overall design essence. The design started with strong lines, seen in the chunky horizontal vanity top, offset by strong vertical grey limestone storage niches on either side. To balance this, the support bars of the mirror curve gently back towards the wall with further curves provided by the oval surface-mounted bowls. The effect is quietly dramatic. The vanity cupboard doors have a textured surface by Xylocleaf that mimics metal mesh when close up.

vintage brass sanitaryware adds a sophisticated industrial feel to this contemporary bathroom

Mixing materials adds warmth and character to this contemporary bathroom

The stripy stone is Honed Ocean Black Travertine, used for its warmth, character and beautifully consistent veining, without being overbearing. Despite its strength in pattern, it is understated and timeless. We then chose Urban Grey Antiqued Limestone to provide a solid contrast to the movement of the Travertine. The metals bring the industrial twist specified in our client’s brief, without being too cold. Mixing metals such as the vintage brass taps, bronze metal mirror, radiator and door frames provides a more authentic feel.

A key aspect of the design was the consideration of the metal finishes within the bathroom. To successfully implement the sophisticated industrial look, the metals needed to be different yet complement one another to allow for a timeless feel. A careful mix of antiqued and vintage brass as well as dark bronze was specified and where the exact finish could not be achieved in the piece, such as the towel rail, it was made bespoke to achieve the desired specification.

the sanitaryware in this contemporary bathroom is finished in vintage brass to complete the sophisticated industrial look

The result is a design where the materials, textures and finishes combine in such a way that the overall look and feel exudes a sense of individuality and style and encapsulates a feeling of calm luxury in which you can relax while at the same time the look is elegant and sophisticated.

We were delighted to have won Bathroom Designer of the Year 2017, project cost over £25,000 for our Belsize Park bathroom at the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2017. To view more about our Belsize Park project and to find out what our client said, view our Portfolio.  logo for winner of the bathroom designer of the year 2017

Photography by Richard Waite

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