A sense of luxury and escape combined with a modern, different feel were just two directives that helped shape this dramatic bathroom

Designed by Nicola Ross, Nicola Ross Design 

From the designer:

The brief for this bathroom was to create a luxury ensuite for a married couple and craft a space to unwind from the day.

Owners' wish list

  • Minimal approach to joinery with a modern feel
  • Luxury ensuite
  • Sanctuary-like feel
  • Top-mounted double bowls and toiletry storage
  • Wanted something different 
  • Cloudburst Concrete for the stone

Design response

The ensuite has high ceilings and large open spaces defined by different tiling and light values. 

We needed the vanity to take up space and be bold – essentially, wanted to create a monolithic feel with the vanity. 

By choosing to design the vanity with such simple lines, special consideration was given around the finishing and how this would elevate both the vanity and the space overall.

I clad both the top and fronts of the vanity in Cloudburst Concrete to create this look – mitred edges with push to open runners creates a seamless look, with an elevated edge.

To achieve this, I specified a push to open drawer from Hettich.  

There is a fine negative detail between the top, drawer fronts and sides – and where they meet are internally mitred corners; this gives the monolithic appeal I wanted, while keeping it functional.

Double bowls and good in-drawer storage gives the couple both the ability to get ready together with plenty of space, and to create good organisation within the vanity itself.

Credit list

Kiub 1000 (x2)
Taizu, freestanding
Grohe Sensia arena wall hung pan
Sandalo, Inax light turquoise finger tile, white finger tile, Mini Mosaic Perla – all from Material Space
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Highly Commended
Cloudburst Concrete, by Laminex
Axor Edge
Shower fittings
Axor 1200 overhead shower (x2); Axor thermo module (x2)
Floor tiles
Sandalo, from Material Space
Material selection
Nicola Ross Design and homeowner

Designed by: Nicola Ross Design

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Nathan Best - Avodah Photography

30 Oct, 2022

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