Dark, moody and textured, this bathroom offers drama right from the door – subtle touches like black accessories and discreet lighting all contribute

Designed by Gavin Hepper, ​​​Concepts by Gavin Hepper

From the designer: 

Working within the constraints of the existing footprint, we have transitioned this room from three seperate areas into an open plan space with the solid-surface freestanding bath – regal, with dramatic curves – making a statement on entry. 

The wall-set bath filler is ideally positioned at the foot end of the bathtub, rather than being floor mounted and detracting from the bath. 

The wall niche is centred on the tub's location while the bath echoes the shapes of the vanity-top basin.

The existing doorway position offers glimpses of the walk-in shower and statement bath.

​The facing wall provides privacy to the shower (with its one tile width lines) and supports the in-shower niche, while the glass panelling between the shower and bath space allows the room to retain an open feel.​

There is a seamless transition in colour across the large format tile and smaller thin subway tile – the latter laid vertically, adding texture to the walls. At the same time, the dark grey adds to the drama and intimacy of the space, providing a backdrop to the statement piece in the room.​

Providing ample storage and functionality, the custom designed vanity in oak adds a natural element and warmth to the dramatic​ space. 

As well as complementing the bath, the curves in the vanity-top basin also connect with the custom mirror.

Matt black fittings almost disappear into the walls and spaces while the custom floor drainage is also in black and runs parallel to the wall, so it disappears into the floor.​  

The pan has been relocated to a semi private space from the door entry.​

Already flooded with natural light, the bathroom's functional specified strip lighting highlights the texture of the feature tiles.

The subtlety of the parallel lines, lighting, tiles and the overall use of restraint contributes to a seamless aesthetic for this luxurious, spa-like bathroom.

Credit list

Staron solid surface
Taps and shower fittings
Toilet and accessories
Flood Lighting Australia
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Highly Commended
Vanity cabinetry
Pietra Bianca
CD Tiles
Kado Lux

Designed by: Concepts by Gavin Hepper

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Louise Wellington

17 Apr, 2022

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