Story by Charles Moxham
Photography by Emilio Collation
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Frosted glass privacy cubicle and marble-look porcelain tiles contribute to the crisp, contemporary feel in this renovated master ensuite
"This was a major renovation," says Colvin. "The project was a big transformation from two bathrooms and a closet to one massive master bathroom. Effectively we broke down almost all the existing walls to create this open-plan ensuite. The shower area alone is now 3m long and looks out directly to the water view.
"The apartment is super modern, with dark accents throughout and, to complement the look, the owner wanted a clean and bright aesthetic for the master bathroom," says Simoes. "This space had to offer clean, contemporary lines but at the same time not appear cold."
In response, the designers chose a material palette in rich Calacatta marble-look tiles, clear and frosted glass, chrome and white quartz.
"However, the tile and glass together could have potentially created a cold ambience, so we incorporated walnut wood – our favourite species to work with – as a warm accent surface.
There was already lots of closet and storage space throughout the unit and another request was for plenty of storage in the bathroom too.
"To achieve this, we designed a very long vanity with plenty of drawer space. And on the opposite side of the room is a custom shelf unit and makeup table – both offering additional storage space," says Simoes.
"What we really loved about this project was how the new bathroom worked in so well with the wider transformation from an outdated unit with lots of divisions of space to a modern, open-plan living environment," says Colvin.
First published date: 22 March 2017
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