Two bathrooms but one aesthetic – that was the outcome for this design

The featured master ensuite and family bathroom in this home, boast the same material palette – but there are differences

Story by: Charles Moxham Photography by: George McNabb
​​​​​​​Two curvaceous white top-mounted vanity basins connect with architecture, bathroom, bathtub, ceramic tiles, floor, home, house, interior design, plumbing fixture, tap, tile, top mounted vanities, QPC, Elite Bathroomware
​​​​​​​Two curvaceous white top-mounted vanity basins connect with the shape of the tub in this bathroom, while offering a pleasing contrast to the oak vanity. The large mirror conceals a partly inset medicine cabinet and, along with other elements in the bathroom, this is accentuated with concealed LED lighting to dramatic effect.

Cohesion is a great word when it comes to interior design, and the two upstairs bathrooms seen here, along with a powder room downstairs, all share common traits.

Both bathrooms feature wall-hung oak vanities, black brushed stainless steel tapware, tiled surfaces, quirky ceiling-hung matte black ladder heated towel rails, and concealed LEDs on motion sensors that light up when anyone enters the rooms.

The bathrooms’ designers, Yellowfox and QPC Build Group, chose materials that complemented each other and also the rest of the contemporary home. The oak adds warmth to the spaces, while the tiles, black tapware and use of LEDs add the appropriate modern look and feel. And the downstairs powder room follow the same warm meets modern aesthetic.


Centre of attention – in this family bathroom, architecture, bathroom, bathtub, floor, flooring, home, house, interior design, marble, plumbing fixture, tap, tile, wall, wet zone, QPC Build Group,  Yellowfox
Centre of attention – in this family bathroom, the freestanding tub is theatrically positioned at the end of the room, forming part of a wet zone along with the walk-through shower.

However there are differences. As well as having a single basin in the ensuite, versus two in the main bathroom, the family bathroom also includes a free-standing tub and a recessed mirror cabinet. Another important shift between the spaces is the shower stall design.

The designers felt the main bathroom layout worked best with a glass-divide, walk-through shower. Opting for a frameless glass shower in the long, narrow room meant they could create a wet area at the end of the bathroom, with the bathtub positioned directly behind the shower.

A long walk-through dressing area connects the master architecture, floor, flooring, furniture, glass, house, interior design, room, walk through wardrobe, dressing room, yellowfox, QPC
A long walk-through dressing area connects the master bedroom and ensuite – part of a project by Yellowfox and QPC.

However, in the master ensuite, the designers went with a floor-to-ceiling tiled shower stall. This anchors the long vanity bench, while at the same time providing privacy between vanity and shower.

Hanging heated towel rails in both bathrooms draw the eye. However, these are also practical choices as the hanging rails are very handy to use. Another quirky element is seen in the ensuite – a window that can be rendered clear or frosted with the simple touch of a button.

May 20, 2019

Credit list

Bathroom designers
Yellowfox and QPC Build Group
Builder
Alex Coburn, QPC
Cabinetry
Vanity fronts and panels in American white Oak with clear lacquer finish
Taps
Loft brushed black stainless steel
Shower stall
Custom shower drain and glass to match the Loft tapware, from Oben
Tiles
Sintra Taupe
Paint
Lighting
LED down lights and LED strip lights, from Platform Electrical
Walk-in wardrobe
Prime Melamine in Anthracite
Architect
Brendan Rawson
Cabinetry design and manufacture
Kitchen Makers
Basin
Elite Cervo oval basin in Snow quartz
Shower fittings
Loft, brushed black stainless steel, from Elite Bathroomware
Tub
Cervo, acrylic, from Elite Bathroomware
Hot water systems
Rinnai gas hot water
Toilet
Parisi L’hotel wall-hung toilet suite with soft-close seat; push plate in brushed black stainless steel-look vinyl to match tapware
Ventilation
Fonko
Accessories
DC Short hanging rail frame in black; Loft toilet roll holder and towel rail
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