A Monochrome Bathroom

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This en-suite was tired and dated but felt quite spacious. The clients needed to update the room for a number of reasons. Practically, it wasn’t working as the shower tray was leaking through into the hallway and the ventilation wasn’t working. The tiles and sanitaryware were old fashioned and the clients knew they wanted a more modern look, but just didn’t know what approach to take.

I thought a monochrome look would work really well. It’s really on trend now, but is still a “classic” scheme that will work in the future.

When planning the room, I swapped the shower over to the outside wall. This felt better for a couple of reasons – the shower head wasn’t right in front of you as you entered the area, and the other wall was then freed up (and had the depth to it) to add alcoves for shampoo etc, helping to keep the clean lines I was looking for.

Storage was provided under the sink, in the beautifully sleek vanity unit. Two generous drawers take care of lots of bathroom paraphanalia, all the stuff you need but just doesn’t look pretty!

The client wanted large scale white tiles on the wall as she didn’t want lots of grout lines. I think the size of the tiles we went for worked really well. They were a rectangular, mid size that looked great on the alcove wall with their black trim. The plain wall tiles help the floor tiles really pop, they’re such a great pattern and made in a hard wearing porcelain.

The clients are really happy with the outcome, the room now works on a practical level as well as looking beautiful. 

Feel free to check out the blog post on this project which gives more background on what the bathroom looked like before and the process I went through in designing it.

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