Glamorous bathroom balances classic elements with contemporary

A traditional wallpaper and mirror are contrasted by a sculptural basin and minimalist tapware
Story by: Charles Moxham
This powder room by designer Natalie Du Bois bathroom, ceramic, floor, flooring, interior design, room, sink, tile, wall, gray, black
This powder room by designer Natalie Du Bois combines a refined, old-world sensibility with touches of modernity, such as the Cascade tapware, elliptical basin and crystal pendants.

The smallest room in the house brings the opportunity for an individual design statement. However, materials and tones can also connect this intimate space to the wider interior.

This reinvented powder room in a Tuscan-style home is by Natalie Du Bois. The designer says the owners had requested a glamorous feel.

"To maximise light in the windowless room, I introduced reflective shell mosaics to the rear wall, and a retro-look gilded mirror from Italy.


Shell mosaics and crystal elements in the brown bathroom, ceiling, ceramic, floor, flooring, interior design, room, tile, wall, brown, gray
Shell mosaics and crystal elements in the brown granite vanity top sparkle in the light of the transparent sculptural pendants in this powder room designed by Natalie Du Bois.

"The dark-stained oak wood vanity has a long brown granite top embedded with crystal elements. These catch the light in the same way as the mosaic tiles, creating a twinkling effect."

Wallpaper is a feature of the home, and Du Bois chose a floral wallpaper for this space to bring in splashes of colour, further enlivening the decor. The red finds balance with the muted shades of champagne, brown and taupe.

The room has an eclectic make-up. Classic elements are balanced by the modern crystal pendants, elliptical basin and Cascade tap.

Shell mosaics and crystal elements in the brown bathroom, ceiling, ceramic, floor, flooring, interior design, room, tile, wall, brown, gray
Shell mosaics and crystal elements in the brown granite vanity top sparkle in the light of the transparent sculptural pendants in this powder room designed by Natalie Du Bois.

An emphasis on nature seen in the florals, stone-like porcelain wall tiles and shell mosaics quietly furthers the home's Tuscan sensibility, as does the tonal range.

Apr 21, 2015

Credit list

Designer
Natalie Du Bois,
Basin
Marblo Mojo
Tower rail
Fantini
Wallcoverings
Romo Kimura wallpaper
Lighting
Glori-a crystal pendant lights by Steng
Accessories
Fantini
Vanity
Stained oak, custom designed by Du Bois Design
Taps
Cascade Mono Tall basin mixer
Flooring
Porcelain tiles in Lipica
Wall tiles
Mother of pearl mosaics and Lipica porcelain tiles
Ceiling
Dulux Knuckle Point
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