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Textured finger tiles, gunmetal tap finishes and reeded shower glass are just some detail flourishes that give this family bathroom a dramatic presence

Designed by Nicola Manning Design

From the designer:

The brief

Our owners are an older couple in their '70s with adult children and grandchildren.

They have been planning for years to build their dream home on a piece of land on the waterfront at Scott’s Point.

They engaged an architect who designed their new home and we were engaged to completely design all the interior spaces and finishes, including this family bathroom.

The brief was to design a bathroom for their grandchildren and other guests to use when they came to stay – it is not the powder room, as that is downstairs. 


The response

The bathroom is located upstairs amongst the guest bedrooms and television room.

It is well sized and has good natural lighting. 

We used a dark textured tile on the long wall behind the bath, allowing the shape of the bath to pop put with the contrast in colour and texture.

The black textured tile is contrasted with large format soft grey tiles on the remaining walls and the floor. 

Texture has also been added through the reeded shower glass, trimmed with a powder coated gunmetal to add definition. 

A gunmetal finish was chosen for the tapware, including the feature floor-mounted bath filler for the freestanding tub.

A generous amount of storage is provided in the double vanity and tall storage cupboard. 

Guests have a luxurious showering experience with a good sized walk in shower with a separate rain shower head and slide shower. 

A tiled niche is there for storing bottles and soap.

Credit list

Benchtop
Caesarstone Pure White,
Taps
Oli Wall Mount Mixer, Brushed Gunmetal finish, by Plumbline
Shower stall
Custom, tiled
Toilet
Sfera 54 Rimless Wall Hung, Matt White; Speedo Mechanical Full Frame Inwall Cistern; Speedo Mechanical Metal Flush Panel Aged Iron/Gunmetal – all by Plumbline
Floor tiles
Brave Coke, from Tile Imports NZ
Blinds
Luxaflex Shutters
Vanity cabinetry
Custom – Melteca Planked Urban Oak, Woodgrain finish
Basin
Super-Thin Round Vessel Basin, by Plumbline
Bath
Niagara Ellipse, freestanding, by Plumbline
Shower fittings
Oli Round Slide Shower, Brushed Gunmetal finish, by Plumbline
Accessories
Toilet roll holder, towel rail, robe hook – all Oli, by Plumbline
Wall coverings
Main wall tile – TINZ Brave Coke (450x900mm); feature wall – TINZ Regoli Nero Sticks (75x300mm)
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Highly Commended

Designed by: Nicola Manning Design

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Mark Scowen

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