Dark internal powder room with houndstooth wallpaper and moody ambience

Dark powder room designed by Guy Shallard features Boffi wall-mounted tap, organic basin, black-stained oak cabinet with blackened steel drawer
Story by: Colleen Hawkes
A dark houndstooth-patterned wallpaper enhances the intimate feel architecture, bathroom, ceiling, floor, interior design, lighting, plumbing fixture, product design, public toilet, room, toilet, black, gray
A dark houndstooth-patterned wallpaper enhances the intimate feel of this internal powder room in a modern country house designed by Guy Shallard of Lat Forty Five. Wall-hung fixtures and a wall-mounted tap enhance the contemporary look.

Playing up a downside can a great way to inject a little excitement into a home interior, as this project illustrates.

In this case, it was a powder room without windows. Designer Guy Shallard of Lat Forty Five chose to emphasise the dark, internal nature of the bathroom with a houndstooth wallpaper from Design Country.

The houndstooth pattern is an appropriate choice for the country house, which sits on 2.8ha of land near Queenstown. But the slightly metallic sheen of the wallpaper ensures the interior avoids any sense of a rustic look.


The black-stained oak vanity in this powder room architecture, bathroom, ceiling, floor, interior design, plumbing fixture, product design, public toilet, room, tile, toilet, toilet seat, wall, black, gray
The black-stained oak vanity in this powder room has a blackened steel drawer. These materials feature in all the bathrooms in the house, and also on the kitchen cabinetry. The crisp edges of the vanity are contrasted by the organic form of the basin. The architectural design is by Guy Shallard of Lat Forty Five.

The contemporary feel is reinforced by the sleek, imported wall-hung basin and toilet, and a Boffi wall-mounted tap.

As with all the bathrooms in the house, the vanity continues the moody theme black-stained American oak is teamed with a blackened steel drawer.

"These materials and the monochromatic palette feature throughout the house, in the bathrooms and also the kitchen, providing visual continuity," says Shallard.

The black-stained oak vanity in this powder room architecture, bathroom, ceiling, floor, interior design, plumbing fixture, product design, public toilet, room, tile, toilet, toilet seat, wall, black, gray
The black-stained oak vanity in this powder room has a blackened steel drawer. These materials feature in all the bathrooms in the house, and also on the kitchen cabinetry. The crisp edges of the vanity are contrasted by the organic form of the basin. The architectural design is by Guy Shallard of Lat Forty Five.

Large-format stone floor tiles also help to tie the spaces together visually.

Apr 21, 2015

Credit list

Designer
Guy Shallard, Lat Forty Five (Queenstown)
Bathroom vanity
Solid black-stained American oak with blackened steel drawer fronts
Taps
Boffi
Bathroom manufacturer
Formatt Bespoke Joinery Co
Basins
Imported
Wallcovering
Wallpaper by Design Country
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