Expanded outlook

Part of a villa in a room once small, tall and boxy, this bathroom design changes things up, delivering a sense of space and style 

Designed by Katie Scott, Sticks+Stones Design

From the designer:

The challenge for this bathroom was the modest scale. The rooms were tiny in this three bedroom villa, with space for one small bathroom servicing a family of four.

The owners wanted ‘wow, luxury, moody’ – and a design in keeping with the villa.

They also asked for the contemporary feel of a modern bathroom and for the room to feel open.

To accomplish this, I started with splitting the wall height with a brass trim between two different tiles, creating a depth to the room instead of it feeling box-like with the high stud.

This also fitted in with a villa look of panelled walls.

Adding a short nib wall to the left of the vanity – with a recess on the shower side – helping to hide clutter and section off the room, creating a wet room for shower and bath.

This separation makes the shower feel huge and the space easy to move around. The shower zone’s simple glass panel helping it to feel open.

Tiles chosen for the floor and partial height on walls is a light grey with a lappato (semi-gloss) finish to bounce some light around. The upper walls are in a black burnt timber-look plank tile, creating mood and a slightly contemporary feel while contrasting beautifully with the brass details.

All fixtures are brushed brass including the mirror frame and wall lights to tie in.

The ceiling was remade with classic battens and traditional scotia to tie in with the rest of the villa.

Credit list

Vanity benchtop
Taps and shower fittings
Buddy, from Plumbline
Quantum tiles
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Highly Commended
Vanity cabinetry
Oak veneer, by Architectural Stone
Bath and basin
Belle, from Plumbline
Shower stall
Glass, by Innovative Glass; brass surround
Centre light from Mr Ralf; wall lights from Soktas

Designed by: Sticks+Stones design

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Mark Scowan

16 May, 2021

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