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With the available room rearranged to optimise function and space, this ensuite exudes elegance at every turn, along with offering adroit functionality

Designed by Emma Morris, Eternodesign

From the designer:

Our brief was to design a seamless bathroom that included: a minimalistic design with an architectural presence and a dramatic walk-in shower with double shower roses.

From here, we were given creative freedom to create a stunning master ensuite that exuded elegance and harmony to evoke a spa like retreat.

The bathroom is part of an extensive house renovation of an early 1900s weatherboard homestead that had had significant foundation work to bring it back to its original beauty.

The bathroom’s extreme angles and positioning of items were challenges in their own right, addressed by removing walls and repositioning them to create one large useable space.


The positioning of the freestanding bath near the traditional sliding timber windows brings in the wonderful play of natural light. This was paired with the unique sculptural charcoal Nero floor-mounted towel rails.

Entering this dynamic space, it is softened it by stunning oval mirrors, mounted on the horizontal, large-format travertine tiles.

At the same time, the long bespoke timber-framed vanity helps to enhance the bathroom’s overall sense of space.

We have also softened the space by having subtle lighting washing down the long tiled walk-in shower and we applied a similar treatment above the bath with light washing down the travertine tiled wall.

The spacious, tiled shower with a dramatically long recessed tiled shelf over the sloping Nero marble porcelain floor makes for a wonderful spa-like ambience.

We created depth and intrigue through the choice of a charcoal black porcelain tile. A beautiful movement and depth is achieved through the charcoal, white and copper tones in the tiles.

A close collaboration with the builder ensured the shower construction was finalised right from the outset. This included the early positioning of the shower fittings and wall-mounted taps.

The intension of the design was to be visually minimalistic yet highly functional.

Materials and finishes were all deftly chosen to bring old and new together and enhance the share beauty and elegance of the space.

Essentially, we wanted to bring a warmth to the design through the colour palette and character of the natural stone and finishes.

The resulting ensuite is a place of relaxation and retreat.

Credit list

Benchtop
Corian in Glacier White
Basin
Corian
Toilet
Caroma, in-wall system
Flooring
Large format Black porcelain tiles on floor, shower walls and ceiling, from Brymac
Lighting
Halcyon small tilts on slanted tiled ceiling
Heating
Warm-up underfloor heating
Vanity cabinetry
American Oak, stained Nero
Bath
Freestanding oval stone tub
Taps and shower fittings
Zuchetti range, in Brushed Brass, from Robertsons
Accessories
Brushed Nickel toilet roll holder; brass towel hooks; sculptural matt black floor-mounted towel holders
Wall coverings
Travertine stone wall tiles on main walls, from CDK
Ventilation
Schweigan fan, flush mounted
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Highly Commended)

Story by: Trendsideas

17 Jan, 2021

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