Wood trestle table becomes a vanity in this uncluttered powder room

Natural surfaces, pared-back elements and seamless finishes give this powder room a simple yet welcoming aesthetic

In this powder room, designer Natalie Du Bois bathroom, home, interior design, real estate, room, brown, gray
In this powder room, designer Natalie Du Bois achieves a relaxed ambience by the choice of a simple custom-designed trestle table as vanity, natural surfaces and an earthy palette. The shower is only for use when other showers in the home are occupied.

The brief to designer Natalie Du Bois for this powder room renovation was for it to double as a guest bathroom and offer a serene aesthetic. The owners didn’t want any complex cabinets so Du Bois designed a simple solid oak trestle table to keep things light and open.

“One of the biggest challenges was to create a seamless surface finish ready for installation of fittings on the split-face travertine wall,” says Du Bois. “We addressed this by water blasting the rough areas where these elements were to be fitted, resulting in a smooth installation.”

​​​​​​​The split-face travertine wall was water-blasted in key bathroom, interior design, sink, Travertine, Natalie du Bois, design
​​​​​​​The split-face travertine wall was water-blasted in key areas to create smooth fixing places for accessories and tapware in this powder room by designer Natalie Du Bois.

Lighting is important yet understated in the design, with simple task lighting in the ceiling, while two mini LED spots wash down the travertine wall either side of the mirror. 

These, together with recessed LEDs below the timber benchtop, emphasise the textural stone face.

“Earth tones and the mix of natural and organic materials – the limestone side walls and floor, the travertine, and the timber table – are the key elements in achieving a sense of tranquillity and balance in this spa-like powder room.”

Credit list

Natalie Du Bois, Du Bois Design
Round, custom, bronze frame
Zero 55 floor mount toilet with soft close seat by Catalano; Speedo in-wall mechanical cistern
Young by Fantini
Sealed limestone
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Powder/guest room – Winner
Custom designed solid oak trestle table with resin coating forwaterproofing
Buddy by Progetto
Heated towel rails
Scarpa by DCS Short
Wall finishes
Mix of split-face travertine and sealed limestone
Painted in ¼ Resene Rice Cake

Story by: Charles Moxham

Photography by: Kallan Macleod

10 Nov, 2018

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