contemporary bathroom design


A much sought-after, Grade II Listed, period townhouse in the heart of Dartmouth.

the brief:

When discussing likes, dislikes and what they wanted to achieve, our client’s created a wish list for their new Ensuite. Their brief was clear and had the following requirements:

A bathroom that feels like you are staying in a luxury hotel but is still homely.
To have a more understated and contemporary look to their bathroom.
For their Ensuite bathroom to be an uncluttered, but not clinical, space that is both calm and inviting.

the design:

Large bathrooms have many benefits but if their layout is not well considered, they can also feel cold and unwelcoming. A good bathroom design keeps things in proportion and includes features that break up and soften large areas.

Storage is the key to keeping a room uncluttered in everyday life because then everything has it’s place. For this design we have included a large, natural oak double-vanity with a matching, wall hung tall unit. Simple, matt white basins sit elegantly on the vanity and a wide, illuminated mirror spans above both basins. Single lever chrome taps by Dornbracht keep things simple and compliment the his-and-hers Vola soap dispensers. The vanity station also includes a tile feature that highlights the ray of sunshine that naturally pours in through the room’s porthole window. By cutting down some of the pale grey tiles, we have created a pattern that balances with the darker tiles, the pattern also features on the discreet toilet flush.

On the other side of this bathroom we have used the same tile pattern to create a striking backdrop to the walk-in shower. Illuminated niches provide soft lighting and are a stylish alternative to shower caddies. The niches are positioned so bottles are within easy reach when showering.

In front of the shower sits a beautiful free-standing bath. The bath shares the same shape as the washbasins and also the same matt finish. Electric underfloor heating means there are no cold shocks underfoot and the cleaver, heated bars by Vola ensure warm towels are waiting at the end of an invigorating shower or relaxing bath.

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The iconic VOLA tap was created in 1968 by Arne Jacobsen, the Danish architect who is world-renowned for his outstanding architecture and design.