A monochrome bathroom with bold brass and 3D pattern for a modern twist
Designers Rebirth at Cuschieri Architects were asked to create a layout that comfortably incorporated a generous bath, and plenty of storage.
The geometrical 3D pattern on the floor is by far the most contemporary element of this bathroom and is also renowned for visually widening narrow rooms, an optical illusion that works wonders here. Marble tiles to tone in with the more traditional fittings but it still makes a powerful statement. The walls are panelled in refined carrara marble, with the vein pattern beautifully book-matched in the centre of the bath.
Bespoke vanity unit; Humber bath with bespoke finish, from £3,570; Coll Lever bath and shower mixer with china lever handles on H-stand, from £2,376; Coll lever basin taps with china handles, from £1,170; Eden low-level WC suite with china handle and standard seat, from £2,406; five-bar wall-mounted heated towel radiator, from £2,502, all in Brushed Brass finish, Drummonds. Similar flooring, Marvel Esagono Lappato Multicolor Cold porcelain floor tiles, £310sq m, Minoli. Similar Carrara marble, £298sq m, Lapicida.
Photograph/ Darren Chung
A bold monochrome bathroom with striking fittings
This luxurious bathroom was created by architectural interior designer Louise Putman of Recreate Interiors, recreateinteriors.co.uk, who knocked two former children’s bedrooms together to create a spacious en suite to the master bedroom.
The owners wanted a relaxing retreat with a design that was sympathetic to the age of the property so a longer-than-average elegant freestanding bath became the focal point of her design.
Fittings Bisazza Organico freestanding bath, £7,938; Samuel Heath Fairfield bath-shower mixer with standpipes, £3,060; bespoke frameless glass shower screen; Hoxton vanity unit, £1,882; London console basin, £1,263; Samuel Heath basin mixer, £1,052; similar framed mirror TV, Artelinea TSP32, £3,447; Hoxton tall units, £2,868 each; London WC, £995; bespoke ball-jointed towel rail; Bisazza Hayon hooks, £150 each, all C.P. Hart, cphart.co.uk. For similar bathroom wall lights, try Pooky, pooky.com
A striking marble bathroom that oozes hotel style
For natural elegance and timelessness, designer Hollie Bowden chose bookmatched Arabescato marble, with an inlaid nickel trim. In a smaller room, like this is, she believes in keeping the number of materials to a minimum, as it is more dramatic, maximizes the look and also feels more cohesive and fluid. Nickel was chosen for the brassware for its understated glamour.
Bespoke vanity unit and mirror cabinet, around £15,000, Hollie Bowden. Basin, £314.40, Waterworks; Bath, £6,942, The Water Monopoly; basin mixer, from £1,170; Bath & Shower Mixer, from £1,716; Chessleton Shower plate, from £1,896; hand shower and wall bracket, from £426; wall mounted shower arm, from £540; shower rose, from £450, all in Nickel, Drummonds.
Vibrant bathroom with Art Deco and Moroccan influences
A wow-bathroom with vibrant colours and striking fittings which takes inspiration from Moroccan baths. Geometric patterned tiles are used on the walls and floor where they come into direct contact with water, and the remaining walls and ceiling are finished in Venetian polished plaster, which was colour-matched to the emerald green of the tiles
Shower pipes, from £1,134 each; shower controls, from £648 each; vanity basin suit, from £4,782; basin mixe, from £1,350; freestanding towel rail, from £4,860;
WC suite, from £2,124; Lights from £510 each, all in Brushed Brass finish, all Drummonds: Dandelion tiles in Lawn/Milk, £159sq m, Marrakech Design
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Photography/ Jake Curtis
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