Crisp, textural and contemporary

Crisp and modern with dramatic tilework and material accents in all the right places, this bathroom is a perfect match for the home's wider contemporary architecture 

Designed by Davinia Sutton, Detail by Davinia Sutton

From the designer:

The brief was to create a main family bathroom which encompassed the overall modern approach to the contemporary architecture. The owners wanted a bathroom that reflected sharp, clean lines, with a play on bold form, the use of modern materials, ample storage and privacy for the shower zone.

In response, the design captures and complements the boldness of the home’s contemporary architecture, with a crisp, bold aesthetic.  It was important that the design used modern finishes with minimal bathroom fittings and fixtures, an enclosed walk-in shower zone and a freestanding bath to reflect a contemporary result.

The design embodies a bold statement on entry with a large freestanding custom-made vanity. 

The vanity top is a bespoke double bowl formed from moulded minerals set in a resin base. This unique feature is highlighted further by the use of the textured Prime American White Oak Art veneer, to juxtapose the boldness of the modern seamless form created by the vanity top. 

Ample storage has been provided both in the joinery unit and set behind the large mirror unit above with a custom steel frame.

Adjacent to the vanity unit, a freestanding engineered stone bath is set under a timber-clad open shelf rebated into the tiled wall. This feature was designed to reflect and connect the bespoke vanity, and provide a storage element for plants or bath accessories. 

A tall frosted window has been placed to the side of the bath to bring ample natural light into the space. 

At the opposite end of the bathroom, a large walk-in dual shower zone is kept private, set in behind a tiled wall, while the toilet is tucked into a space formed to provide privacy from the point of entry.

The palette is bold and strong, with the selection of finishes achieving a sense of sharpness and personality. 

Texture and form are provided by the mixed format of tiling; a medium timber-look tile has been set out in a herringbone format and washes up the two end walls to provide a strong sense of textural drama. At the same time, the tonal natural-stone tile introduces a modern calming effect to the overall palette.

Careful attention to detail can be seen in the fittings and fixtures set out, which considers key alignments of grout lines to details such as the soap recess and nondescript shower wastes. This level of detail helps define clean lines and accentuates the modern design approach reflected in the architecture.

The combination of selected natural finishes, layered form, mitred details, negative detail, the tiling in a striking herringbone pattern, and the choice of aged iron fittings, results is a design that looks uncluttered and sharp.

The final result is a modern, sleek design that is the focal point of a family’s private sanctuary. It has an urban edge, ensuring the desired connection to this modern architectural home is achieved.

Credit list

Davinia Sutton, Detail by Davinia Sutton
Vanity benchtop
Apaiser formed bench & bowl; finish – Diamond White
Buddy by Progetto, in Aged Iron finish
Buddy, in Aged Iron finish; heated towel rail – DCS, in Aged Iron finish
Wall tiles
Kingston Grey (matt finish) 600 x 600mm
Bex Plaque Grille
Vanity cabinetry
Carcasses: Fumed Oak by Prime Panels; door/drawer style – Prime American White Oak Art veneer, crown cut; finish – medium stain, Mirotone 10% gloss
VCBC Sonit, natural stone
Linfa with in-wall cistern
Floor tiles
Carlo Nero 1200 x 200mm
Hafele Loox, recess mounted LED 2029

Designed by: Detail by Davinia Sutton

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Anthony Turnham

24 May, 2020

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