Concrete, brass, plywood, granite, painted tiles and Venetian plaster come together in this bathroom

Natural materials and a colourful shower feature wall give this bathroom a sense of opulence and relaxation

​​​​​​​Vivid blue encaustic tiles add a splash of architecture, bathroom, interior design, gray, blue, tiles, grey, concrete vanity top
​​​​​​​Vivid blue encaustic tiles add a splash of colour to this contemporary bathroom. The room’s minimalist feel continues the clean-lined aesthetic of the wider renovation.

For this project, the couple-owners of a 1930s character bungalow wanted a bathing space that would offer a sanctuary away from the world – one that expressed their outlook on life.

Sustainability, efficiency, and versatility was the design mantra for this bathroom and the wider studio loft addition it forms part of, says designer Jason Saunders of Arc Seven 1.

“For the bathroom, the homeowners wanted a space that expressed a simple layout and form and also linked to the minimalist aesthetic of the new studio.”

​​​​​​​An Illume, solar-powered skylight alternative brings a beautiful architecture, bathroom, floor, home, house, interior design, room, tap, tile, wall, gray, concrete vanity top, Arc Seven
​​​​​​​An Illume, solar-powered skylight alternative brings a beautiful diffused light into this windowless bathroom. It was a fitting choice for the green-focussed design by Arc Seven 1 that includes a natural material palette. The plywood cabinetry to the left contrasts a custom concrete benchtop, while the walls are finished in Venetian plaster.

Inspired by the studio’s pared-back feel and the quest for sustainability, the designer created a bathroom awash with natural elements.

“The varied palette of concrete, brass, plywood, granite, painted tiles and Venetian plaster evoke the desired relaxed aesthetic. And the bathroom’s serenity is further enhanced by the inclusion of an Illume skylight, powered by solar panels and turned on at the click of a switch.”

Vibrant blue encaustic tiles in the shower add a touch of opulence and work well with the smooth Venetian plaster finish, that in turn accentuate the room’s clean, minimalist lines. The custom benchtop and floor are in concrete.

Credit list

Jason Saunders, Nicole Tollman – Arc Seven 1
Plywood cabinet
Granite, custom
Caroma Urbane Clean Flush Wall Faced Pan with inwall cistern
Polished concrete
Blue Lantern encaustic tiles, from Surface Society
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Highly Commended
Forte Builders
Concrete, custom
Arq Sink Mixer, in BurnishedBrass, from Rogerseller
Eon accessories in burnished brass from Rogerseller
Wall coverings
Dulux AcraTex Venetian plaster
Illume Skylight

Story by: Charles Moxham

Photography by: Denise Rix

16 Feb, 2019

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