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Tile choices evoke upmarket hotel vibe

A variety of feature tiled surfaces, brassed brush tapware and a reworked layout brought this master bathroom a five star allure

Designed by Nicola Manning, Nicola Manning Design

From the designer:

Our brief was to transform our homeowner’s ensuite into a luxurious “hotel style” bathroom with generous storage space.

The room has a long narrow section, previously housing the toilet.

I redesigned the layout of the space to create a large walk in shower in this section.

A ceiling mounted rain shower head and a slide shower, on separate mixers, provide flexible showering options.

A tiled niche for storing essential shower items is well positioned at the end of the shower.

The tiled shower floor subtly slopes towards a tiled channel drain at the far end of the shower.


A generous double vanity with drawers and an open shelving unit provide great storage.

Additional storage is set behind two custom recessed mirror cabinets with built in LED lighting around the perimeter of the mirrors, which provide excellent task lighting.

A combination of dark and silver tiles, ceiling to floor, create the ambience and feel our homeowner requested.

The subway sized tiles on the vanity wall are a matt black texture, while the floor and walls have dark, moody tiles with a lighter silver contrast tile on the adjacent walls.

The tapware selected is in brushed brass, which will patina over time.

The glow of the tapware provides a luxurious pop of warmth against the dark tiles and this warmth of colour also comes through in the Caesarstone Vanilla Noir vanity top.

The final result is a sleek, modern ensuite bathroom with a luxurious walk in shower and practical storage.

Credit list

Designer
Nicola Manning, Nicola Manning Design
Vanity
Custom, with Melteca New Graphite Oak fronts and sides, Prime Etched Graphite carcass; drawers in Orion Grey; Blum Legrabox Drawers in Orion Grey
Basins
Plumbline Super Thin Round Vessel Basin
Wall cabinetry
Custom, recessed LED mirror cabinets
Shower fittings
Buddy Round Slide; Buddy 300mm Ceiling Mount Rainhead 450mm; arm in Brushed Brass; Buddy X Shower Mixer in Brushed Brass
Accessories
Buddy Toilet Roll Holder Brushed Brass
Wallcoverings
Wallpaper – Sanderson Fan Palm 216639, colour Charcoal/Gold; Resene paint – Half Baltic Sea
Lighting
Tom Dixon Beat Table Lamp in black and brushed brass
Blinds
Santa Fe Shutters
Co-designer – drawings
Katherine Lightfoot, Nicola Manning Design
Vanity benchtop
Caesarstone, 20mm, in Vanilla Noir
Taps
Buddy X Wall Mount Mixer in Brushed Brass
Shower stall
Custom tiled shower
Toilet
Plumbline Zen Rimless Overheight Back To Wall Toilet Suite with Slim Seat
Flooring
Interno Dark 600x600mm, from Tile Imports; existing carpet
Tiles
Regoli Nero Sticks 75x30; Interno Dark 600x600mm; Interno Silver 600x600mm – all from Tile Imports
Underfloor heating
Warm Up
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Runner Up

Designed by: Nicola Manning, Nicola Manning Design

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Mark Scowen

29 Aug, 2021

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