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+ RESORT-STYLE DESIGN
+ FOR THOSE WHO LOVE TO SOAK
A small bathroom with an understated palette allows a
wall of Bisazza mosaics and the organic shape of a tub
and matching basins to give maximum resort-style ‘wow!’.
Architect Sam Teoh is behind this restful design, which
is all about soaking. “T he owners wanted a luxurious
ensuite, so we designed a little garden terrace just off
to the side, so they can relax in the bath and look out
over the garden,” s ays Sam. The graduated colour in the
mosaic tile reflects the colour of water and brings in a
sense of calm, plus draws the eye to the bathing zone. It
is also a strong contrast to the neutral tones and shades
of mocha used underfoot, on walls and on the veneer
cabinetry. The vanity has two basins above the benchtop
in the same shape as the bath, explains Sam. The small
floor and wall tiles are sized to match the proportions of
the modest bathroom. However, the size hasn’t affected
the function: a shower is tucked in near the entry, located
in a big alcove that negates the need for a glass screen
– great for those wanting minimal cleaning. Sam Teoh
Architects (08) 9388 8338, www.samteoh.com.au.
Bisazza mosaic tiles from Bisazza Australia (02) 9838 9233, www.bisazza.
com; Casalgrande Bianco Assoluto floor and wall tiles from Attica (08)
9382 4666, www.atticatiles.com.au; Victoria & Albert Napoli
contemporary freestanding bath from Sea of White (08) 9344 1500,
www.seaofwhite.com.au; basins from Galvin Design Gallery (08) 9446
6700, www.galvindesign.com.au; Teknobili Plus Scala Standard and Mizu
1500 series tapware from Reece Bathroom Life (08) 9284 6300, www.
reece.com.au/ bathroomlife; cabinetry from Newport Kitchens (08) 9209
2290, www.newportkitchens.com.au; heated towel rail from Omega
Appliances www.omegaappliances.com.au .
Warm and inviting – reminiscent of a luxury resort...
that was the feel intended in the design of this
bathroom. Restful brown tones with opulent glints of
metallic have been used to create the groundwork for
the look, which is featured throughout the property.
According to designer Carmen Hansberry, the space
needed to accommodate two people, so size mattered.
The vanity, featuring seamless brushed aluminium
finger pulls and benchtop, is suspended to keep the
look clean and spacious, and extends just under three
metres long with basins set wide apart. An open shelf in
the cabinetry breaks up the veneer (making it feel less
heavy in the space) and signifies two personal zones,
with each person receiving two cupboards and two
drawers, plus ample room for grooming themselves
or applying makeup. The shower follows suit, built at
a huge 1.8mx1.5m with two shower heads. An outdoor
bathroom is off to the side, again bringing home that
resort feel into the property (set under the branches
of a frangipani tree and on wooden decking). Carmen
adds that by keeping with the natural surroundings,
the colours and design will ensure the look doesn’t
date. The Maker Designer Kitchens (08) 9270 0000,
Vito Bertoni tapware from Alder Tapware (08) 9309 4688, www.
aldertapware.com.au; Liano undermount basin from Caroma
(08) 9446 9699, www.caroma.com.au; cabinetry by The Maker
Designer Kitchens (details above); all tiles from Ceramic City
(08) 9240 1040, www.ceramiccity.com.au; benchtop in Snow from
Caesarstone (08) 9446 6700, www.caesarstone.com.au.
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