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Classic, contemporary and textural elements come together in this eclectic guest suite

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Traditional, modern, and textured surfaces create a refined feel in this guest ensuite by Emma Morris

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Combining elements from the past and present requires an eye for tone and detail. This suite by designer Emma Morris of Eterno Design continues the upmarket Ralph Lauren look of the guest bedroom.

For just the right feel she combined an eclectic mix of traditional and modern, all in a simple, textural, two-tone palette.

The traditional vanity features a high gloss black lacquer drawer, curved chrome legs and an Italian porcelain basin. This is set-off by an old-world, silvered mirror.

"Alongside, and in light contrast, there is a corner cabinet with mirror surfaces, so it all but disappears visually," says Morris. "The custom-designed unit has bevelled edges, Swarovski crystal handles, a black interior, and Blum's soft-close runners."

The modest, inviting room has a large skylight that plays natural light down on the Spanish, hand-hewn white ceramic tiles. This textural surface complements the diagonally set black granite floor tiles.


The glass-walled shower stall, recessed soap niche, in-wall cistern and discreet floor drain all add to the sense of space.

First published date: 25 September 2015

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Interior designer Emma Morris, Eterno Design, Christchurch
Vanity Italian freestanding vanity
Taps Chrome from Waterworks
Wall-mounted mirror Antique mirror, owners'
Corner mirror cabinet Custom by Eterno Design with bevelled mirrors, black laminate interior, Blum Integra Box black soft-close drawers
Wall-mounted toilet Villeroy & Bosch
Flooring Absolute Black polished granite tile
Wall White, hand-made ceramic Spanish tile
Towel rail DCS wall-mounted heated towel rail
Awards Trends International Design Awards TIDA New Zealand master class bathroom @@@ Story by Charles Moxham ***