White bathroom with lead light window and undermount basins balances modern with traditional

A claw bathtub, custom window, wainscoting and pendant lighting bring character to this renovated bathroom by designer Leonie von Sturmer

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The Pacifica leadlight window and pendant lighting in this bathroom renovation were chosen by the homeowner, with expert guidance by designer Leonie von Sturmer. The room balances a traditional feel with modern accents.

A key factor in a great design is collaboration getting the homeowner involved early on, with guidance, says designer Leonie von Sturmer.

"For this bathroom, in a renovated bungalow, the owner had wanted a traditional look with modern convenience," says von Sturmer. "Some things were predetermined, like the tongue-and-groove wainscoting, and the leadlight window.

"The owner commissioned the new feature leadlight window with a Pacifica motif in one of the smaller panes."

With wall tiles to match the bathrooms floor angle, bathroom, plumbing fixture, product design, shower, tap, gray
With wall tiles to match the bathrooms floor tiles, this shower is the most contemporary aspect of a renovated family bathroom in a traditional bungalow.

The window then influenced other aspects of the detailing, such as the slender black-steel rim around the mirror above the vanity, and the group of three small pendant lights hanging to the side of the bathtub,

Besides the wainscoting, other traditional influences include the re-surfaced claw-foot bathtub and the furniture-look vanity. But the in-wall spouts and mixers provide a modern accent and ease of use.

"The under-mounted basins add to the clean look, but the porcelain bowls and granite top have classic roots. It's about achieving balance."

This bathrooms upper walls are painted a modern bathroom, bathroom accessory, ceiling, countertop, home, interior design, product design, room, sink, tap, gray
This bathrooms upper walls are painted a modern soft grey. Matching grey tiles for the floor also complement the benchtop. The vanity is underlit for a soft ambience.

The fully tiled shower is located in an alcove.

Credit list

Bathroom designer
Leonie von Sturmer NKBA, DINZ, Von Sturmer’s
Super White Granite
Freestanding, preloved
Paini Ovo
Vanity cabinetry
Classic style, panelled door, lacquered
Shower fittings
Almar fluid shower with rainhead from Metrix
Vero undermount porcelain basins
Wall coverings
V-groove panelling on lower wall; Resene, colour Concrete

Story by: John Williams

Photography by: Jamie Cobel

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