Designed for the use of guests, this moody, contemporary bathroom balances refined finishes with optimised light, views and privacy

Designed by Natalie Du Bois, Du Bois Design

From the designer:

  • This bathroom was designed purely for my homeowners’ overnight guests to use.
  • The owners wanted their guests to enjoy the same comforts as if they were staying in a quaint boutique hotel.
  • The property backs onto a park so I tried to make the most of the forest view – suggesting the new windows be made in clear glass with shutters to provide privacy.
  • By placing the vanity mirror directly opposite the window, a guest can enjoy the view from the reflection as well as when using the shower.

  • The large shower was positioned behind a tiled wall which provided a large open area to shower in and privacy if someone else wanted to use the vanity at the same time.
  • The vanity has a vessel basin with a high goose neck kitchen mixer tap instead of a bathroom mixer so guests can fill their kettle or grab a glass of water without having to visit the main kitchen.
  • The colour scheme is kept neutral to work in with the rest of the home’s modern interior.
  • Dark linear tiles are laid vertically to create interest and pattern and these are teamed up with large rustic textured stone porcelain tiles.
  • A duo of soft pendant lights are positioned asymmetrically to the basin to add softness to the room.
  • A long shelf is positioned below the vanity benchtop for guest towels while a deep drawer stores other items, like spare toilet rolls.
  • The toilet is set behind the door, so it is hidden from view but takes in the views out the window towards the trees.

Credit list

Shower fittings
Buddy, from Plumbline
Towel rail
Avenir solo heated towel rail, from Plumbline
Euro Urban tiles
Soktas pedants
Vanity cabinetry
Black stained oak veneer, by NZ panels
Solid Surface, from Plumbline
Shower stall
Sfera Catalano, from Plumbline
Euro Mutina Black brick tiles
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Highly Commended

Designed by: Du Bois Design

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Olivia Atkinson

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