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What are the most important aspects
of the bathroom?
Karma and function are of equal importance in the
bathroom. When you go into the bathroom, as a person
bathes or showers, it makes you feel fresh -- it's refreshing
and rejuvenating. It's a space that, at the end of the day,
allows for real stress relief.
Whether it's having a shower or having a bath, it's got
to be quite an invigorating experience, it sets the mood
for the day and the night.
I give special attention to the bathroom. I don't think
they're just there for function, they're there for the spirit
and the soul.
What would you have on the floors
I'd like something very practical, so I would pick tile. I'd
encourage dark, rich warm colours in bronze, chocolates
and charcoals. I like to use one tile in di erent formats so
it has the same colour throughout.
By using di erent formats with the same tile there's a
subtle form of interest through the varying grout lines and
That's how you create a space that embraces you,
when the walls and the floors are continuous.
What's on the benchtops?
It's always stone or marble for me. I like to contrast
the deep, dark colours with light bright ones; and white
is my second favourite colour, so I'd pick white. It also
creates interest as well as contrast.
For the lighting?
Bright lights are for where you do cosmetics, and the
rest of the bathroom can be subdued lighting. I use
a lot of starlights in bathrooms and feature lighting.
It creates ambience.
An extra-special touch
I always try to create a mood in the bathroom,
which depends on the clients. They are my absolute
passion, and most of what I do is pretty luxurious and
Personally I love dark bathrooms. I like to put candles
in niches, and to create atmosphere in the bathroom.
I like to call them "sexy" bathrooms.
YAEL K DESIGNS
"I LIKE TO PUT
CANDLES IN NICHES,
AND TO CREATE
IMAGES CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Yael K Designs; Artedomus; Myaree Ceramics; Sean Godsell Architects; European Ceramics.
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