This modern bathroom offers a light industrial vibe, with gleaming emerald tiles in a textural herringbone layout, brass accents and a concrete look tile

Designed by Nicola Manning, Nicola Manning Design

From the designer: 

The owners of this 1930’s bungalow style home had plans drawn up to add on a large open plan kitchen and living space to their existing house and to completely renovate the rest of their existing house, including the ensuite bathroom and the family bathroom.

The brief

The brief for the ensuite was to create a functional bathroom with a large walk in shower, a vanity with a good amount of bench space and good storage. 

Plus, our homeowners wanted a strong colour accent in here and a good use of texture.

Another aspect of our brief was to combine the new and old – to provide a contemporary space that blended with the older style and character of the original home. 

The response

We have used a slightly industrial style with the concrete look tiles. 

The pops of warmth through the brass fittings add warm and a touch of luxury.

We specified a strong emerald green tile in the walk in shower, below a large skylight. 

We used a herringbone layout to add a layer of texture and pattern.

The warm timber tones accent the concrete style grey tiles on the floor and remaining walls. 

A tiled niche adds storage in the shower and the drawers in the vanity combined with the recessed mirror cabinet provide great storage. 

Credit list

Vanity hardware
Blum Legrabox drawer runners
Caesarstone – Airy Concrete
Progetto Buddy X Wall Mount Mixer, Brush Brass finish
Shower fittings
Progetto Buddy Round Shower Column, Brushed Brass finish; Progetto Buddy X Shower Mixer; Channel Drain, All Proof Tile Insert, Antique Brass finish
Solo 85 heated towel rail, brushed brass PVD x3 with Avenir 12V Transformer and Inwall Kit; Progetto Buddy Toilet Roll Holder, Brushed Brass Finish
Wall tiles
Fondo Grigio – Mapei Grout Colour 114 Anthracite; Artisan Moss Green Tile – Mapei Grout Colour 114 Anthracite, from Tile Imports NZ
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Highly Commended
Prime Melamine French Oak Woodgrain; Bestwood Melamine, Grey Etched, velvet finish; melamine carcasse
Shark nose handle system with negative detail
Progetto – Super-Thin Ellipse Vessel; Plumbline Solid Surface Pop Up Basin Waste
Shower stall
Custom tiled
Plumbline Catalano Sfera 52 Rimless Floor Mount, Matt White; Speedo Mechanical In-wall Cistern; Speedo Mechanical Metal Flush Panel, Brushed Brass
Floor tile
Fondo Grigio 600x600mm, from Tile Imports NZ
LED downlights and LED strip lighting

Designed by: Nicola Manning, Nicola Manning Design

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Mark Scowen

20 Nov, 2022

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