Inner light

Light and spaciousness are key elements of this bathroom design, which features Kohler products
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A spa bath fitted into the corner of a bathroom. The spa bath features seven spa jets. There are also tiles fiited onto the walls and floors.

Natural light is only one way to bring a bathroom to life. The right fittings and fixtures can bring a spacious and welcoming air to a windowless room.

In this contemporary bathroom natural light wasn't an option, says Wellington-based designer Hayley Brown.

"The space had to blend with the rest of the light-filled apartment," she says. "A number of simple but effective design solutions were put in place to create the effect of light and space."

The homeowners purchased a feature mirror to provide a focal point for the bathroom and to create the illusion of space. Inset light fixtures were selected to create a golden glow and accentuate the feeling of space.

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A bathroom featuring a large mirror, basins, taps and wooden cabinetry. The bathroom also has ceramic tiles fitted on the walls.

To emphasise the bathroom's clean lines, the cabinetry was kept simple. The blond tones of white ash timber complement the extensive use of white tiles.

"To create harmony and bring a sense of cohesion to the space, I introduced Kohler bathroomware fixtures and fittings," says Brown. "Clean lines were preserved in the vanity area with symmetrically placed Conical Bell Vessels."

Kohler's Falling Water tapware highlights the linear design of the vanity and provided a pleasing visual effect when in use.

"The visual and therapeutic benefits of water can be enjoyed with the addition of the Kohler Sapphire Spa Bath to this design," says Brown. "With its seven spa jets, the spa bath provides a relaxing bathing experience."

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A close up photograph of a tap fitted into a bathroom.

With its triangular shape, the bath also fits conveniently into one corner of the bathroom to preserve space.

Whether in a traditional or a modern bathroom setting, the Falling Water tapware and Conical Bell sink range can be used to set the scene. Together they make a versatile option for all styles of decor.

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May 14, 2004
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