White bathroom with angular ceiling and timber-look tiles

Guest bathroom by Natalie Du Bois with irregular ceiling, glass shower front, wood-look tiles, and asymmetrical elements

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Working with irregular ceiling planes on this project, designer Natalie Du Bois both quietened the angles with soft tones and at the same time played off their angular presence with an asymmetrical bath and basin.

Turning a potential negative into a positive is an essential skill for a designer. On this guest bathroom, Natalie Du Bois worked with a ceiling of varying angles. Painting it white downplayed its presence. However, the ceiling also provided a starting point for a playful aspect of the design.

"We achieved a modern, interesting look by continuing the asymmetrical composition of the ceiling throughout the rest of the bathroom. This is seen in the asymmetrical basin and in the angled shape of the Egg freestanding bath."

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Simple touches like internally lit wall niches both in the showerstall and behind the bathtub contribute to this bathrooms light-filled aesthetic despite it having only one skylight and no windows. Timber-look tiles introduced at each end of the elongated bathroom space bring warmth and a sense of balance.

At the same time, the bathroom's angular lines are softened by Du Bois' contrasting use of curves, seen in the mirror, basin, toilet and bath.

One request of the client was for a practical bath for small children to be bathed in another reason for choosing this low-level small bath.

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Planar surfaces are softened by the introduction of several curved elements in this bathroom by designer Natalie Du Bois.

"Although there aren't any windows, only two skylights, the bathroom had to feel light and welcoming. To achieve this, we illuminated focal points the niches at the side of the shower and bath have LED lights built in and floor lights behind the tub give this a sculptural look."

The sides walls have textured timber-look porcelain tiles to give the space a warm natural feel and bring balance to the long, narrow room.

Credit list

Natalie du Bois,
Diamond Stone by Quantum Quartz
Geo Oval by Vitra
Zero by Catalano
Brera Bianca
Wall lights
Vanity cabinetry
Custom by Du Bois Design, finished in ¼ Cardrona by Dulux, with Blum Tandem box Intivo drawers
Mozzano by Victoria and Albert
Vado Soho
Shower slide
Heated towel rail
Sirocco by DCS
Brera Bianca tiles and Teca Intensa Mosaic by Tile Space
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