Luxurious materials and bathrooms are not always a good match in terms of practicality take marble and copper, for example. In a wet environment, both are susceptible to staining and water damage. It's interesting, therefore, that the designer of these three bathrooms, in a renovated and modernised villa, decided to make these two delicate materials the heroes.
Designer and developer Cameron Ireland has always pushed the boundaries when it comes to the homes he designs.
"In a competitive market, the new and the different will always stand out, and I'm always looking to use products and materials in creative ways," Ireland says.
In the case of this five-bedroom home, he opted for three bathrooms a large family bathroom, complete with bathtub, plus two smaller bathrooms, one of which is an ensuite and themed them all around marble and copper.
"I think it's important to visually connect bathrooms in the same house," he says. "Here, I chose a very limited material palette marble for its luxury, and the copper to link through to the retro-style Tom Dixon pendants we'd specified in the kitchen and dining room."