Mosaic feature walls add sparkle to modern bathroom design

This long, narrow bathroom with raked ceilings has end walls in glass, metal, and black mosaic tiles white cabinetry contrasts the tilework

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In this bathroom, a circular back lit mirror over the vanity contrasts with the angled walls. This shape is continued in the glass basins and the mirror over the recessed makeup station.

A source of quiet and retreat, an ensuite is a great excuse to create a magical environment.

This ensuite by designer Kira Gray forms part of an upstairs extension. The ensuite space is long with no windows and, due to the roofline, has various raked ceilings up to 3.6m high.

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On this project by designer Kira Gray, the cabinetrys crisp white tones were chosen in part to not detract from the feature tilework on the end walls.

"The owners' wish list included a dedicated makeup station, a spacious shower no bath was required and a vanity for two," says Gray. "In terms of aesthetics, they wanted a contemporary space with clean lines, texture, leading-edge lighting and above all impact!"

To set the scene, the designer bookended the room in two feature walls of glittering mosaic tiles in black, glass and stainless steel. These provide dramatic backdrops to the shower and dual vanity at opposite ends of the space. A dark woodgrain ceramic floor was laid across the room to widen the bathroom visually and to provide an anchor for the high ceilings.

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Multiple light sources and twinkling mosaics give this bathroom by designer Kira Gray a light, magical presence.

"Lighting brings the mosaics and bathroom to life. A lit recess runs behind the shower to form a break in the tilework. There's LED lights behind mirrors, recessed into the walls and ceilings, and also on sensors under the cabinets. The pendants and skylights add to the effect."

Credit list

Kira Gray NKBA,
Engineered stone in colour Salt from GFL Stone
Two top-mounted Metrix Venice 40 basins in silver and black
Dark woodgrain porcelain tiles from Tile Space
Axa Uno. BTW Close Coupled Toilet Suite.
Custom by Fyfe Kitchens, urethane in Satin White
Shower fittings
Methven Minimalist shower mixers; Methven Satinjet Kiri slide rail shower; Methven Kiri overhead rainhead on wall arm
Methven Minimalist
Feature walls glass, black and stainless steel mosaics from Mobile Ceramics; wall tiles white gloss from Tile Space
Main lights Switch Lighting SL111T; vanity lights Flier Tilt 3W downlight, both from Andrew Baker Electrical; under vanity and makeup station LED ribbon with diffuser on motion sensor from Specialised LED Products; pendants from Hugo Lighting

Story by: Charles Moxham

Photography by: Kallan Macleod

29 Oct, 2018

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