Starting with a prospect of a smaller space, the designer/owner changed all that, creating a his and hers ensuite with space, textures stone and a touch of bling

Designed by Kate Gardham, Sticks + Stones Boutique Design + Construction

From the designer/homeowner:

We purchased part way through a new build in 2020 and had the opportunity of re-designing the internal layout so the flow and functionality would work in with our busy, entertaining couple (no children) lifestyle.

The original design proposed to us was a smaller ensuite and wardrobe all in one, which didn’t allow storage for all my clothing and makeup.

We wanted an ensuite where we could both get ready at the same time without getting in each other’s way – twin sinks were able to achieve this function for us. 

This also gave us the benefit of extra storage. 

We requested a skylight to be added above the shower for natural light.

We used Blum storage solutions in the bathroom drawers, to keep them well organised. 

A Hafele trio docking station was added inside a drawer for charging phones, toothbrushes, hairdryers. 

This was a practical placement and from a design perspective I felt that the plugs should be hidden and not ruin the lovely finishes we picked.

The simplicity of the sublet curves in the cabinetry and benchtop has a lovely flow on effect and cohesion from our kitchen. 

Japanese finger tiles, brushed brass accents, steel and Black Oiled American Oak in Crown cut was purposely specified in dark tones to complement and pop against the leathered super white granite and gave us the tactility we love.

Credit list

Premium Superwhite Granite, leathered, from Slab Co
Astra Walker Ikon, from The Kitchen Hub
Shower fittings
Astra walker Ikon Tapware + Mixers
Blum Legra box drawer runners; Hafele Trio docking station; All Proof custom made channel grates
Wall finishes
Premium Superwhite Granite, leathered, from Slab Co for feature wall and plinth in shower; these were mirrored for joins; border – Japanese Inax Yohan tiles in White, from Material Space
Schweigen Silent Bathroom Vent
Window treatments
Velux automation skylight was used to introduce natural light
Vanity cabinetry
Prime Panels American Oak Timber Veneer Crown cut with Woca Carbon black oil and Laminex Brushed brass for negative detail; carcass – Bestwood #Black Velvet
Venice by Omvivo, from Artedomus
Shower stall
Custom made from Crest Showers
Astra Walker, from The Kitchen Hub
Shower box is 12mm single slab of Dekton – Kovik, from Cosentino; Moda – Verona engineered timber floors for rest of bathroom and master bedroom
Milky Glass Ball Sconce – Brass, by LitFad
Hot water systems
Infinity Gas
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Highly Commended

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Emma MacDonald, from fotographicnz

10 Apr, 2022

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