White bathroom with angular ceiling and timber-look tiles
Story by Charles Moxham
Photography by Kallan MacLeod
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Guest bathroom by Natalie Du Bois with irregular ceiling, glass shower front, wood-look tiles, and asymmetrical elements
Turning a potential negative into a positive is an essential skill for a designer. On this guest bathroom, Natalie Du Bois worked with a ceiling of varying angles. Painting it white downplayed its presence. However, the ceiling also provided a starting point for a playful aspect of the design.
"We achieved a modern, interesting look by continuing the asymmetrical composition of the ceiling throughout the rest of the bathroom. This is seen in the asymmetrical basin and in the angled shape of the Egg freestanding bath."
At the same time, the bathroom's angular lines are softened by Du Bois' contrasting use of curves, seen in the mirror, basin, toilet and bath.
One request of the client was for a practical bath for small children to be bathed in – another reason for choosing this low-level small bath.
"Although there aren't any windows, only two skylights, the bathroom had to feel light and welcoming. To achieve this, we illuminated focal points – the niches at the side of the shower and bath have LED lights built in and floor lights behind the tub give this a sculptural look."
The sides walls have textured timber-look porcelain tiles to give the space a warm natural feel and bring balance to the long, narrow room.
First published date: 23 June 2016
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