2018 TIDA New Zealand Designer Powder/guest room Winner - Du Bois Design

Photography by: Kallan MacLeod
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2018 TIDA New Zealand Designer Powder/guest room Winner - Du Bois Design

Designer: Natalie Du Bois of Du Bois Design

Designer Statement:

This home already had 3 other bathrooms with showers so its purpose was mainly to be used as a powder room. The additional shower was only to be used on the very rare occasion if the other bathrooms were all being occupied at the same time.

The brief from the clients was for a serene space for this renovated powder room, they didn’t want any complex cabinets so a simple solid oak trestle table was designed to keep things light and open.

One of the biggest challenges faced was to create a smooth seamless finish to the installation of the fittings and fixtures, which were being fitted to the Travertine split face wall. This was overcome by water blasting all the rough areas where tapware and fixtures were being fitted to the stone. Therefore, a smooth seamless installation was achieved.

Lighting is kept minimal with unassuming task lighting in the ceiling with two mini led spots which wash down the split face Travertine wall either side of the mirror, this combined with recessed LED’s below the timber top emphasise the textural elements even more.

Earth tones and the mixing of natural and organic materials like the limestone, travertine and timber are the key components helping achieve balance and structure to this relaxing ”spa like” bathroom.


Aug 22, 2018
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