Serene wood and white bathroom echoes the home’s seaside, resort-like ambience

Story by: Charles Moxham Photography by: Justin Alexander
​​​​​​​This bathroom design reflects the new home’s classic-Hamptons-with-a-twist architecture, bathroom, bathroom accessory, bathroom cabinet, bathtub, building, ceiling, floor, furniture, home, house, interior design, plumbing fixture, property, room, sink, tap, tile, gray
​​​​​​​This bathroom design reflects the new home’s classic-Hamptons-with-a-twist look by using time-honoured materials along with more modern inclusions – such as the curvaceous limestone basins on the more classic solid French oak vanity. The basins are from the same design range as the bathroom’s slipper tub.

Working along with the whole house architect allows a bathroom designer to address the very bones of the space before a single tile is laid.

Hither Consulting, with designer Angelique Perak at the helm, was engaged to work together with the architects on this bathroom in a new home. The collaboration was to enhance the relationship between the architecture and the bathroom’s joinery, finishes, and detailing.

“Essentially, the owners requested a master ensuite sanctuary that would work in harmony with the architects’ Hamptons-style pavilion home with a twist. The bathroom also had to echo the home’s seaside, resort-like ambience.”

“To extend the casual elegance of the space we removed the proposed bathroom door and introduced a second opening at the bath end of the space,” says Perak. “This opened up views out to the lagoon when the owner is in the bath.


“The Victoria & Albert Amalfi slipper bath seemed the perfect nod to the traditional detailing of the home with a modern style.”

​​​​​​​With its bold pattern tiling, black fittings and architecture, bathroom, building, ceiling, daylighting, floor, flooring, glass, home, house, interior design, plumbing fixture, property, room, tile, wall, gray
​​​​​​​With its bold pattern tiling, black fittings and glass door, this shower stall has a contemporary feel.

The home’s pavilion concept was extended  in this area by opening up the space above the main beams and adding up-lighting to enhance the architectural forms. Discreet lighting is used elsewhere to highlight elegant detailing.

“Warm travertine floor tiles create a visually soft base for the bathroom. Encaustic tiles in the shower add a classic patterning, which is in harmony with the tones and textures of the stone and panelling in other areas of the home.”

​​​​​​​The aptly named slipper bath provides a focal architecture, bathroom, bathtub, building, ceiling, daylighting, floor, flooring, furniture, home, house, interior design, plumbing fixture, property, room, tile, toilet, white, gray, white
​​​​​​​The aptly named slipper bath provides a focal point at one end of this long ensuite. Traditional, but not quite, the tub is a perfect response to the wider home’s classic-with-a-twist decor. The white weatherboard finish on the wall and raked ceiling follow the traditional Hamptons-style signature look.

The fluid lines of the sculptural limestone basins are balanced against the classic forms of the organic bronze tapware and accessories. 

The vanity unit itself was crafted in solid French oak with the grain matched to the drawer fronts. There is also a classic open towel shelf below.

“We replaced the originally proposed mirror-fronted cabinets with a custom bronze framed mirror and elegant floating oak shelves.”

The resulting space provides a relaxed yet refined oasis to complete the master suite.

Sep 01, 2019

Credit list

Bathroom designer
Angelique Perak, Hither Consulting
Vanity and benchtop
French Oak, by Construct Central Coast
Showerstall
Popham Fretwork tile, from Onsite Tiles
Accessories
Brodware
Wallcoverings
Custom VJ Linings:
Underfloor heating
Comfort Heat, from Warm Floors
Blinds
Plantation Shutters from Open Shutters
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Winner
Architect
Walter Barda Design
Bathtub and vanity basins
Victoria & Albert Amalfi, from Candana BathwareTaps: Brodware, from Candana Bathware
Toilet
Catalano, from Rogerseller
Flooring
Travertine Grigio Chiaro, honed, from STS Stone
Lighting
Tovo
Hot water systems
Rheem Solar Gas boosted
Drapes
Elliott Clarke: Artech Blinds
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