Dramatic bathroom with niche areas for vanity, shower and tub

Sculptural bathroom by designers Davinia Sutton and Sam Lawrence with carved out purpose-fit alcoves for the freestanding bath, showers, and vanity areas.
Story by: Charles Moxham Photography by: Stephen Goodenough
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A rain showerhead is tucked up high into an existing roof space in this bathroom by designers Davinia Sutton and Sam Lawrence. The double-shower area is the central focus of the bathroom.

Most often, space is borrowed and begged to enhance the function and look of a repurposed room however, the opposite can apply.

For this bathroom, designers Davinia Sutton and Sam Lawrence actually shaved space off the available volume of an existing under-roof, sloping-wall robe area by adding in vertical side walls. These reshaped the room, carving out purpose-fit alcoves for the freestanding bath, showers, and vanity areas.


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While the shower cubicle is slotted into an existing dormer in this bathroom project, another dormer was created directly across the house, in the master bedroom.

"We wanted to capture and complement the master bedroom wing with a sensual bathroom experience. It was important for the design to have clean, sculptural lines, textured finishes, and simple fittings and fixtures," says Sutton.

The dual walk-in shower space takes centre stage while in one side alcove twin vanity bowls sit on a custom piece of furniture. This vanity, together with the mirror cabinet, provides ample storage, keeping the room uncluttered.

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The side walls of this bathroom are finished in a similar tile to the floor Composto Sabbia is a field tile that reproduces the patina typical of worn natural stone. The bath niche insert and vanity are in a Prime Art American Oak veneer.

The space opposite showcases the bath. This has a timber element rebated into the rustic tile wall, resembling a bespoke piece of furniture.

"The palette is simple while texture brings warmth and personality. The play on form and finish creates a sense of luxury," says Lawrence.

Sep 17, 2015

Credit list

Designer
Davinia Sutton and Sam Lawrence, Detail by Davinia Sutton
Joinery
Murray Hewitt Joinery
Tapware
Vanity, Paini Cox wall-mounted spout and mixer in chrome; bath, Progetto Tube floor-mounted spout
Vanity basin
Progetto Teorema vessel
Toilet
Catalano Sfera, in-wall cistern
Lighting
Lume Lighting
Ceiling diffuser
Bex Plaque
Cabinetry
American white oak with Black Bean Ameron
Handles
Recessed finger pull
Shower
Hansgrohe Raindance Unica slide shower and Raindance Air ceiling-mounted rain shower, chrome finish; shower and bath mixer, Paini Cox
Bath
Progetto Ava stone freestanding bath
Heated towel rails
DCS Vega, chrome
Accessories
Ina Touch, chrome
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