Gold accents, mirror-front drawers, and stone floors contribute to a high-end ambience in this ensuite

With gold-plated fixtures, marble shower and floors and a sparkling white gold mosaic wall tile, this bathroom exudes luxury

Story by: Charles Moxham Photography by: Mark Scowen
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From the custom entry door to the hardware, this master suite by interior designer Jason Bonham offers a luxurious retreat.

Even in the most high-spec bathrooms it's the unseen work that often has the greatest impact. The time and effort poured into creating the perfect backdrop in terms of light, and user-friendly layout will benefit the final design later.

Before this makeover by Jason Bonham of Bonham Interiors, the old bathroom had dark, oppressive tilework and was robbed of natural light by a poorly situated opaque shower stall.

To optimise sunlight in the master ensuite, the designer reoriented the room taking out half walls and moving others to simply let more light in. However, build limitations meant the plumbing had to remain where it was, making it a highly involved task to relocate the facilities.

"Designed for the lady of the home, the brief was simply for the space to shine like a diamond. We took several approaches to this," says Bonham.


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A bevelled edge on the basin is echoed in the faceted mirror drawer fronts and again on the benchtop in this carefully detailed design by Bonham Interiors.

The walls, including the shower stall's internal walls and ceiling, are finished in a mosaic white gold tile, while the fixtures and fittings throughout are also surfaced in gold. The tiny mosaics bounce light through the space, making the most of the room's limited natural lighting.

However, the bling effect doesn't stop there several features add to the room's sparkle.

Many of the bathroom's stand-out elements were custom designed by Bonham Interiors.

"We created the cabinets in two types of veneer and used mirror-fronted drawers to further optimise light play. The custom handles are gold, too, as are most fixtures in the room.

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Even the mirror frame and tapware are finished in gold in this luxurious bathroom design by Bonham Interiors.

"Together with a crisp, sparkling appeal, the owners wanted touches of wood in the design," says Bonham. "To this end, I designed the vanity with an external frame in ebony this together with a charcoal strip around the narrow window are the only dark tones in the room."

The Bisazza sink was imported especially for the project and this has faceted edges a look carried through by Bonham on the marble countertop and even the mirrored drawer fronts. The vanity, together with a tall cabinet in the same finishes by the shower, provides ample storage.

LED downlights were chosen for their accurate colour rendering, thus increasing the visible detail of the veining in the marble floors. The Diamond Ring chandelier, another spark-ling feature, is made from hand-cut rock crystal.

"The project is rich in detail. For example, all lines agree perfectly in the shower, and the mosaic tile runs right into the window niche."

Mar 11, 2016

Credit list

Jason Bonham,
Vanity and cabinetry
Dove and Liquora veneer in stained polyurethane by Image Interiors
Shower stall
Custom marble slab by Biobuild and Architectural Stone
Bisazza Bagno from Plumbline
Carrara Extra C marble from Tile Warehouse
Zero 62 Catalano from Plumbline
AirControl Systems
Shower fittings
Fantini from Plumbline
Kaldewei from Metrix
Gessi and Fantini from Plumbline
Micro mosaic white gold and white by Tile Warehouse
Deep Star from Inlite
Gessi from Plumbline






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