Japanese sensibility

Ordered, natural toned and and continuing the use of American white oak finishes from elsewhere in the home, this bathroom is a serene connector

Designed by Jason Bonham, Bonham Architecture & Interiors

From the designer:

The owner's brief was to create a Zen like space that was peaceful, tranquil and transitioned effortlessly from the primary bedroom. 

The design was inspired by a modern Japanese aesthetic by using natural hand finished materials, layering ceramics, stone, and wood. 

This space is dedicated to soaking, unwinding and reflecting amongst the rural surroundings of the landscape.

The continuity of the home was a key design element in making this space feel cohesive as it flowed from one space to the next.

American walnut cabinetry had been used in other areas of the home so bringing this into the ensuite and pairing it with the natural material palette added to the atmosphere and finishing of the space.

The selection of the natural silver travertine with hints of blue was the perfect pick with its soft, muted tones creating a natural base for the ensuite, being relaxing on the eye and luxurious under bare feet. 

The rich American walnut adds depth and complements the honed travertine.

The simple detail of the cabinetry again makes an appearance, reflecting Japanese design.

Given the Japanese inspired brief, the hand finished finger tile was a natural pairing for the bathroom, playing on textures and light, and creates an attractive juxtaposition with the large format slabs.

The main entry from the bedroom was widened with the beautiful Shoji door to create an open transition from the bedroom and to further complement the Japanese inspiration that the homeowner requested.

Credit list

Vanity cabinetry
Custom in Natural Wood Veneer, American Walnut, crown cut, 15mm, chamfer detail
Ocean Blue travertine – supplied and fabricated by SCE Stone
Vero Undermount Basin from Metrix
Shower stall
Ocean Blue Travertine tiles
ME, by Stark Rimless, wall-hung pan
Ocean Blue Travertine, supplied, manufactured and installed in slab format
Underfloor heating
Lewis Build
Cabinetry manufacturer
Bette Lux, oval, from Franklin Plumbing; clad in the Ocean Blue Travertine from SCE Stone
Cox wall mounted basin mixer & spout, from Metrix
Shower fittings
Almar Motion Slide Shower, with Integrated water jet, from Metrix
Missoni Home towels, colour Giacombo, from Tessuti; custom mirror with polished chrome frame, 10mm bevel
Savoy Field Mosaic, colour Ricepaper from Ann Sacks

Designed by: Jason Bonham, Bonham Architecture & Interiors

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Tessa Chrisp

06 Aug, 2023

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