In seeking a complete renovation and redesign, our design brief from our parent client was to create a happy and effortlessly functional bathroom within a tight space. It needed to delight her young daughter at first sight, and have a future-proof design that would last well into our younger client’s adolescent years.
As for her own design desires, our client opted for a space that was a comfortable blend of heritage elements within a smart modern setting.
The main features of the design were:
Simple and elegant handmade Marrakesh linear-patterned floor tiles. We chose the light, fresh and quietly feminine pastel colours of petal pink and milk. We combined this pattern with monochromatic milk wall tiles.
In contrast to the gentle colours of the tile palette, we created a bespoke solid shelving system in American oak with a Danish oil finish. These strong pieces of crafted wood were perfect for displaying the joyful collection of family mementos and souvenirs.
To maximise the available space, intelligent room re-engineering was required. We removed the existing heavy storage shelving system. The WC wall was moved back and the cistern built into the wall in line with the bath. We chose floating open shelves rather than a cabinet storage system, as well as floating basin counter top. Our client wanted to add a shower system to the existing bath. To do so we had to lower the bath to allow sufficient space under its sloping ceiling.
Finally three beautiful finishing features to the scheme were the Moebe Wall Mirror from Skandium; the Mini Glo- Ball wall and ceiling Lights designed by Jasper Morrison from Twentytwentyone and the Ashton Matthews sanitary ware and taps.