The kids are alright

This design of a family bathroom and separate toilet room includes bold and playful touches, while taking account of how it will be used as the children get older

Photography by: Natalija Botica Uhlmann

Designed by Brittany Wotherspoon, Design Haus

From the designer:

This family bathroom and separate toilet are situated on the first floor floor of a gorgeous, well-appointed villa.

Our brief was to bring these two rooms up to date with the rest of the home, while adding ‘wow factor’.

Cohesion between the two rooms was crucial as the rooms sit side by side.

Each space was to have its own point of difference and meet the requirements of two growing children.

The bath was a priority, with the children having baths daily and this room being the only bathroom large enough to accommodate a bath tub. Its luxurious size has impact as you first enter the bathroom, while the spacious walk-in shower will be appreciated as the children get older.


A large vanity with two basins ensures that both children can use it at the same time and offers ample storage.

We continued the Marvel Calacatta tiles from the other bathroom on the first floor to create continuity. These gloss tiles are timeless and create opulence.

The Black Mosaics create contrast, a spectacular backdrop and are reflected in the gloss Calacatta tiles and vanity mirrors, catching your eye from every angle. With Swarovski Crystals scattered throughout, this mosaic oozes luxury. It was important the black mosaics didn’t make the space feel small or dark. A long shampoo recess with LED lighting elongates this wall and offers generous bottle storage.

Lighting provides necessary task lighting, highlights the various design details and delivers the desired level of wow factor. Warmer toned LED’s add warmth to the cool palette.

The dark oak vanity creates continuity with other bathrooms in the home, as well as with the timber flooring throughout the villa. Its presence balances the black mosaics, while adding contrast against the Calacatta tiles.

It was important that the compact toilet room next door was to practical, but also had flair.

The separate toilet hand basin makes great use of the space, with its top extending to maximise bench space and creating a place for a hand towel, whilst ensuring there is sufficient ‘leg room’ for the toilet area.

Two recessed wall LED lights either side of the toilet provide ambience and night light.

Being used solely by the children, the wallpaper in the room needed to be bold and playful. The velvet finish adds texture and warmth. Reflected in the mirror, its impact is seen from every angle in the toilet.

Jun 25, 2019

Credit list

Vanity
Plumbline Stanza
Basin mixer & spout
Metrix Paini Ghibli
Bath
Mojo Baths Collection Rectangle Bath
Bath spout
Metrix Cox
Shower mixer (rain head) and slide
Paini Ghibli
Tile
Marvel Calacatta from Tile Space
Toilet
Starck 2 wall mounted pan, Tropea3 fully framed in-wall cistern and push panel – all from Metrix
Hand basin mixer
Paini Ghibli Basin Mixer
Wallpaper
The Paper Room
Designer
Brittany Wotherspoon, Design Haus
Basins
Mojo from Metrix
Mirrors
Trendy Mirrors from Mico Plumbing
Bath mixer
Paini Ghibli
Shower glass
Shower Solutions
Ceiling rain head and slide shower rail
Plumbline Mint
Feature tile
Bisazza Rain Black Mosaic with Swarovski Crystals from Tile Space
Toilet room vanity
St Michel Mini‐B Wall; Penelope Mineral Cast Basin
Toilet room tiles
Marvel Calacatta from Tile Space
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Highly Commended
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