Classic marble surfaces meet modern Boffi design touches in this balanced ensuite

Traditional black and white marble tiled surfaces are complemented by a black and white vanity and semi-industrial touches in this ensuite by designer Jiun Ho

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​​​​​​​A black marble floor and white marble walls set the scene in this master ensuite, which also features a contrasting modern Boffi shower head and Boffi tub wall mixer. The owners are passionate about African art and, in keeping with this, the designer introduced an African tribal chair to replace more usual towel storage. The placement of bath and shower means an occupant of either can still take in the idyllic bay views.

Sweeping views of San Francisco Bay aren’t the only thing to draw the eye in this renovated master suite by interior designer Jiun Ho.

“The hillside home is in a traditional 1930s Spanish-style,” says Ho. “The owners wanted the ensuite to be in keeping with this look while also offering strong contemporary elements.”

“First, though, we stripped the suite back to the studs and reorganised the spaces to allow for a larger ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.”

For the classic connection, Ho finished the walls and floor of the bathroom in marble. The design is open-plan, with a slanted floor and strip drain on one side for the shower zone and a tub on the other. However, while the bathtub also has a traditional appearance, on the inside it’s ergonomically shaped and warm to the touch.

To contrast the old-world black and white stone surfaces, Ho introduced several modern elements by Italian design firm Boffi. These were a sculptural vanity with waterfall countertop and integrated sink, along with a pared-back, semi-industrial Half Pipe showerhead and matching wall-mounted tub mixer.

A frosted glass wall set between the walk-in wardrobe and ensuite is another modern touch.

Credit list

Bathroom designer
Jiun Ho
Cabinet company
Composite material, matt white
hower fittings
Shower head – Half Pipe by Boffi; mixer by Boffi
Wall coverings
White Carrara marble from Ann Sacks
Agape Vieques model, designed by Patricia Urquiola
Vanity countertop
Boffi Black Marble
Tara by Dornbracht, tub filler by Boffi
Black marble from Ann Sacks

Story by: Charles Moxham

Photography by: Matthew Millman

11 Jul, 2018

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