Geometric design and texture add drama to this large ensuite

Big, black and bold were the owner’s requests for this master ensuite – designer Celia Visser’s award-winning bathroom more than delivers

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Given a large space for this master ensuite, Celia Visser’s design process began with the position of the bath. Putting it on an angle made it more of a feature, and positioning of the other elements in the room flowed on from that.

Space is as much a luxury for a bathroom as beautiful fittings or expensive surface materials. But it still takes skilled design to make best use of a large room.

The owner of this new home was clear that she wanted her master ensuite to be large enough to accommodate two people comfortably, plus that it should have a dramatic black and white scheme.

The resulting 4.3 x 4.7m space was designed by Celia Visser and ties in with other features she designed for the home’s interiors. She says the space did have some  limitations such as the window position, the need for two doors and a request to include plenty of storage.

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The geometric shape of the vanity in this master ensuite continues geometric shapes the designer introduced elsewhere in the home.

Her starting point? The bath.

“Because the room was large, we didn’t want it sitting straight,” she says. “Putting  it on an angle makes it a feature when you walk into the space.”

With that decided, the position of the shower, vanity and large bank of linen storage fell into place.

The geometric design of the vanity adds a touch of drama, with its four large black-lacquered drawers seemingly suspended within a white Corian frame.

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This shower is spacious enough for two, while the ensuite also includes a bank of cupboards for linen storage. However, the ‘cupboard’ next to the shower is actually a secret door to the wardrobe.

“While the owner wanted the bathroom to be black, and the space was big enough to carry that, we did need to add textural elements,” says Visser.

Texture was introduced predominantly in the tiled wall behind the bath, with a similar design seen in the vanity mirror.

The room is set off with highly styled fittings such as the bulbous showerhead and tub filler – both ceiling mounted – and the combined toilet-bidet.

Credit list

Celia Visser Design
Corian Designer White
Taps and bath filler
Gessi Goccia from Plumbline
Shower stall
Image Glass
Kohler Veil from Mico
Designline Nero, honed
Lee Broom Pendants from ECC
By Laustsen Cabinetmakers
Custom made Corian Trough
Progetto Egg Freestanding from Plumbline
Shower fittings
Gessi Goccia and Progetto Jets, from Plumbline
Designline Nero, Block Matt Black textured tiles
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Winner

Story by: Paul Taylor

Photography by: Kallan MacLeod

17 Sep, 2018

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