Warm tones and minimalist lines

Minimalism meets Mid-century modern sensibilities in this refined and expansive bathing space – but first that space hogging spa bath had to go

Designed by Lux Interiors

From the designer:

This commission involved the creation of a contemporary ensuite that aligns with the traditional aspects of the owner's home. 

The objective was to design a functional space with increased storage, a larger shower, and a separate toilet room while keeping warm, neutral tones that resonate with the Mid-century modern era.

Project challenges

The primary challenge was to transform an outdated and dysfunctional ensuite, which was cramped and contained a large built-in corner spa that consumed significant space and was never used.

Additionally, the enclosed shower was small, the storage options were basic, and the basin was inadequate.

Design solution

The design solution combines the minimalism of contemporary design with the Mid-century modern features the owners requested. 

The result is an elegant and contemporary functional space that flows seamlessly by using warm neutral tones and subtle curves in the cabinetry, lighting, and free-standing bath. 

Custom-designed walnut cabinetry adds depth and grounds the spaces, while bronze hardware complements the cabinetry, tiles, and lighting.

Stone-look porcelain tiles with mitred exposed edges extend from floor to ceiling, making the space feel more expansive. 

The custom-designed vanity is the centrepiece of the space and is based on Mid-century modern features with subtle curved edges. 

The vanity has seamless drawer fronts with a finger pull finished with an organic white Caesarstone benchtop, paired with custom mirrored cabinetry recessed into the wall. 

The design features a symmetrically mirrored cabinet on each side with a centrepiece for the Mona brass feature light.

The ensuite was made more spacious by removing the toilet door and wall above the doorframe, enabling the tiling from the bathroom to run seamlessly into the toilet enclosure. 

A bronze reeded frameless glass screen door maintains privacy while still allowing light to flow through. 

Two niches were installed, one within the open shower and the second above the free-standing bath. 

An in-wall cistern toilet was used within the toilet enclosure, which gained 600mm in space, improving the design and aesthetics of the space and facilitating ease of cleaning.

The design transformed the outdated and underutilised ensuite into a functional and elegant contemporary space that flows seamlessly. 

The result is a beautifully renovated ensuite that evokes warmth and relaxation from the moment you enter.

Credit list

Caesarstone, colour Organic White 4600; finish – polished 20mm Pencil Round
Lusini, Solid Surface, freestanding 1500mm; matt white finish, from Highgrove Bathrooms
Floor and wall tiles
Porcelain – Luxury Crosscut Light Silver Satin, from Tile Boutique
Vanity feature light – Mona Wall Light – Elstead, in Natural Brass, from Alti Lighting
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Runner Up
Laminex in Danish Walnut 643; finish – chalk low-gloss tactile decorated board
ADP Glory, Solid Surface Under Counter, in White, from Blue Space
Taps/shower fittings
Brodware with Roma Bronze finish, from Sea of white
Feature tiles
Urban Penny mosaics, from Odin Tiles
ProVent Series, from Fantech

Designed by: Lux Interiors

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Michael Conroy – Silvertone Photography

17 Sep, 2023

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