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At the centre of the home, this bathroom benefits from automated skylights – a Halo mirror light plays on brass accents and a limestone slab

Designed by Kate Gardham, STICKS + STONES Boutique Design + Construction

From the designers:

Design statement

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

The original design was very generic and small because a bath was squeezed into the original floorplan.

As we don’t have kids and never use a bath, we wanted to create a sense of space including introducing a generous shower with a wall-to-wall built in niche.


This bathroom is for guests, too, and we wanted something both a bit special and also quick to clean after guest have used it.

The bathroom is in the centre of the home, so we introduced two skylights above the shower for natural light and to give a sense of more space within the lovely pitched ceiling. Operating on rain sensors the skylights also ventilate the space naturally.

To complement the dark walls, and dark stone plinth we introduced halo lighting behind the mirror which accentuate the bathroom’s brass accents, and creates moody pockets of light.

Credit list

Benchtop/splashback
Custom plinth behind vanity – Limestone Pannonia Blue, honed, from Slab Co
Shower stall
20mm Aluminium frame with clear low iron glass, custom made from Crest Showers; with Buster + Punch Smoked Bronze handle, from ECC
Toilet
Astra Walker, in Matte White, from The Kitchen Hub
Flooring
Shower box – 12mm Dekton Kovik, from Cosentino; Bathroom – Moda Verona engineered timber floors, from Forte Flooring, for seamless flow from bedrooms and hallway
Lighting
Halo lighting around the custom made brass mirror, supplied by Light plan
Skylights
Velux Electric Opening Skylight (x2)
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Highly Commended
Vanity
Nigara Round freestanding Solid surface by Progetto from The Kitchen Hub/Plumbline
Taps
Astra Walker Icon Curved Basin Mixer, in Urban Brass, from the Kitchen hub
Shower fittings
Astra Walker Icon, in Urban Brass, from the Kitchen hub
Accessories
Allproof channel grate, custom made with tile insert
Wallcoverings
Bathroom – Marine Grade 100mm Vertical board, painted, from Mitre 10; Boundary paint by Aalto; shower stall wall – Japanese Yohan border tiles, Maximum range, by Inax, in White, from Material Space
Hot water systems
Infinity Gas by Rheem
Ventilation
Schweigen silent Bathroom vent

Designed by: STICKS + STONES Boutique Design + Construction

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Emma MacDonald

10 Oct, 2021

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