Viewed on entry, the bespoke free-standing vanity unit formed from aged steel with a polished granite top and custom stained oak interior is modern but reminiscent of the bygone wash basin.
This piece brings a sense of warmth and detailed character to the space. Designed as a piece of furniture it provides personality, function and form, while the top mounted white vessel vanity bowls provide a fresh ‘pop’ against the polished granite top.
Concealed power and storage are concealed in mirror-fronted, recessed wall cabinets. The mirror fronts, with mitred steel frames, have been designed to read as wall-hung mirrors, by the use of the negative detail set behind.
Refined rather than rustic, the tapware was specified in a ‘modern’ Cross head format over the vanity basins and simple small faceplate mixers to the shower zone.
Both are in a living aged brass finish to provide an air of classic sophistication.
In a departure from the tapware but connecting with the mirror frames, the spacious double shower space with floor to ceiling glass has a black steel surround.
The shower zone creates a spatial sanctuary for the owners to unwind and relax in and has a twin slide shower arrangement.
Custom tiled niches provide for bathing products, while a drop-down channel drain, set within the pattern of the floor tiles, conceals the waste detail.
Further attention to detail is in the selection of the heated towel rail chosen to link with the home’s radiator system. The lighting is understated, yet practical and functional.
Elegant detailing, a sense of intimacy through a careful spatial layout and the interplay of light and dark features all adds up to a sense of traditional refinement, and is in keeping with the surrounding architecture.
Davinia Sutton, Detail by Davinia Sutton
Vanity countertop basin
300 x 600 Gusto Dark travertine tile, 20 x 20 Black Marble tumbled mosaic
Bex Plaque Grille
Chrome, 25mm diameter; solid steel tube 15mm, by In Residence
Taps and shower fittings
Perrin & Rowe, from In Residence
Perrin & Rowe
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Highly Commended
22 Mar, 2020
For more than 30 years, Trends has promoted great home design ideas through its print, digital and online media.The Trends International Design Awards – TIDAs – take that involvement to the next level with the search for the best kitchens, bathrooms and homes across a number of the countries where Trends has a presence.