Glass mosaic surfaces give a refined look in these two renovated bathrooms

Pale-toned glass mosaics and a predominance of soft curves give these two bathrooms by designer Kirsten Stanisich a refined, feminine ambience

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Pale-toned glass mosaics and a predominance of soft curves give this main bathroom by designer Kirsten Stanisich a refined, feminine ambience.

Turning down the tonal contrast in a design can sometimes be as effective as turning it up shifting the emphasis towards form and texture.

For this ensuite and similar main bathroom in a period home, the owner wanted an elegant, dignified aesthetic in keeping with the look of the residence rather than something that's hot right now', says designer Kirsten Stanisich.

"As this project was for a mature owner, we also wanted the bathrooms to be easy to enter and to be safe underfoot and the choice of glass mosaic tiles addressed these needs."

This ensuite has a near-identical aesthetic to the bathroom, bathroom accessory, floor, interior design, plumbing fixture, product design, room, sink, tile, gray
This ensuite has a near-identical aesthetic to the main bathroom in the same house but with different mirror designs and dado treatments. The original ceiling cornices were retained and work well with the two reworked bathrooms.

Flowing over the floor, main walls and nib walls, the handmade tiles create a continuous, seamless finish. Stanisich specified the tilework in a restrained palette of soft greys.

"I also introduced dado stripes of contrasting white or grey, for definition," she says. "The bathrooms' quiet tones allow the texture of the tiles and curves of the privacy walls, vanity foots, countertops, and mirrors to lead the eye."

Even with the intricately laid tiles aside, the bathroom reflects a wealth of subtle detail.

Carrara marble was used for the smooth, rounded bathroom, bathroom accessory, bathroom cabinet, ceramic, floor, flooring, furniture, interior design, product design, tap, tile, wall, gray, black
Carrara marble was used for the smooth, rounded countertop and base of the vanities in this bathroom.

The vanities in both bathrooms are finished in honed carrara marble and a contrasting silver gum veneer. The stone features on the dividers between the cabinet cupboards and drawers a delicate undertaking in itself as well as on the softly curving countertops and footers. And the rounded nib wall countertops are also in the same richly veined stone, as are the fixings that support the glass dividing panels.

"We also ran the wood veneer on the vanities in two directions for interest," Stanisich says.

Together with their sedate, welcoming decor, the two bathrooms offer easy functionality. For instance, the ensuite has twin vanity mirrors one is fixed while the other opens to a cabinet, providing an angled reflection at the same time.

Credit list

Kirsten Stanisich, SJB Interiors
Carrara marble by Stone Plus
Hansgrohe Axor Bouroullec single-lever basin mixer
Shower fittings
Hansgrohe from Bathe
Hot water systems
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) – International Bathroom of the Year – Winner
Vanity cabinetry
Debrich Joinery; Boon Building
Villeroy & Boch
Shower stall
Custom by Boon Building
Floor and wall coverings
Mosaic Vixel Glass from Arte Domus
By Boon Building
Simple Studio
Custom by Debrich

Story by: Charles Moxham

Photography by: Anson Smart

27 Jul, 2016

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