Modern white bathroom with textured tiles, shower zone and central bench with storage

This bright, white bathroom features a textural tile wall and contrasting rich wenge wood surfaces

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In this master bathroom project, a large mirror positioned opposite the feature window visually doubles the sense of space.

When not one but several elements provide a stand-out feature in a bathroom design then the result is a sense of enveloping luxury.

Just such a feel was requested for this 28m² bathroom by designer Paul Bentham at Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath. A sum of its parts, the project has several key features, says Bentham.

"However, the star of the renovated space is undoubtedly the undulating 3D wall tile. This creates a dramatic light and shadow play while fulfilling the agenda for a bright, white space."

Contrasting the white tiles, the tops of the vanity and central bench are in solid wenge, with waterfall sides. The natural wood is also sealed to make the surface impervious to water.

A skylight and indirect lighting from three sconces cabinetry, countertop, floor, flooring, interior design, kitchen, room, wood flooring, gray
A skylight and indirect lighting from three sconces augment the natural light from this bathrooms only window. The bench, in the same waterfall finish as the vanity, also provides storage for large items.

And the use of wood is continued on the framing for the huge mirror which expands the room visually and brings in light by reflecting the view out the window on the opposite wall.

"The window's white quartz frame mimics wood trim but will last forever," says Bentham.

Replacing a seldom-used tub and tub deck, the designer set a generous shower area along the back wall of the house, with the picture window at dead centre. The shower zone has three areas, including a large central rainhead.

The square rainhead showerhead is flanked by his and hers showering points at opposite ends of the zone, each with its own fixed head and hand shower, tiled bench and storage niche.

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In this bathroom, two u-shaped drawers below the vanity sinks provide space for the plumbing while still providing storage.

"The Kohler Reve sinks are semi-recessed into the vanity benchtop," says Bentham. "Set on tall mirrored toekicks, the vanity, bench and storage cabinet, or armoire, all appear to float above the marble floor. Under the sinks, U-shaped drawers in solid walnut allow room for plumbing while still providing storage."

The designer also added storage space under the seat bench and in the armoire.

Credit list

Bathroom designer
Paul Bentham, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath
Cabinet maker
Premier Custom Built
Bench, countertop
Wenge, Durata Matte finish, by Grothouse Inc
White Reve vessels from
Shower fittings
Grohe, Euphoria Cube shower head and hand shower set, Rainshower F-Series 20 spray, polished chrome
Shower tiles
Certosa porcelain
Sconces above mirrors and medicine cabinets, Visual Comfort Studio Bowery in aged iron with Wax
MARNIC Contractors
Slab door, Wenge veneer with high gloss polyurethane sheen
Medicine cabinets and mirror
Custom frosted door with polished chrome hinges and handles, mirror with Wenge wood frame, mirrored toekick
Allure Two Hole Basin Mixer, polished chrome, by Grohe
Calacatta Gold
Wall tiles
Wow wedge tile, white
Thresholds and window trim
Arctic White Quartz stone for shower curb and sides to the ceiling

Story by: Charles Moxham

Photography by: Bob Narod

11 Mar, 2016

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