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Calming Influence

Luxurious materials combine with a soothing palette and picturesque outlook to create the ultimate relaxation space.

The brief for this master bathroom was for something quite dramatic (as it was a private en-suite) but also very practical. The room has an abundance of natural light, so we were able to choose dark, moody colours that have a luxurious feel at night but remain bright and airy during the day.

The client also specified a run of mirrors, a black stone vanity top, large open shower and a spacious 100 x 200cm double-ended bath, which sits beneath the window to maximise views of the woods. As such, the bench top surrounding the basins is made from a dark, honed granite in a natural matt finish that complements the matt porcelain tiles on the floor and walls, and contrasts with the shiny mosaics that flow across the side of the bath, shower wall and two small walls supporting the basin unit.

The bathroom also boasts a wealth of storage thanks to creating five recessed storage cabinets behind the mirrors. A stud wall was built because the client wanted everything wall-hung and to conceal all the pipework which gave us the opportunity to create a decorative nicely lit niche area, great for displaying decorative toiletries.

The carefully placed ambient lighting is integral to the room’s overall look; a soft, intimate glow can be created when bathing, but bright task lighting is available when required. LEDs were installed either side of the WC on a separate circuit, so that if the client get up to use the toilet in the middle of the night, they won’t wake one another. Completing the stylish scheme are sleek, sculptural taps designed by Jean-Marie Massaud for Hansgrohe, which feature solid brass bodies with thick chrome plating.


Richards, Reigate


November 22, 2020


Bathrooms, Case-studies