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Posted on 17.08.2017
Our dream pink bathroom design – revealed
The bathroom in our evolving Design House project has been a long time coming and it’s finally here. Serving you pink, clean lines, a sculptural bath and some classic fixtures that bed the whole look into the setting of our Victorian house.
After waiting patiently for two years, while we focussed on other areas areas of the house, we wanted this room to be just right and it needed to fulfill Jordan’s dream of the perfect relaxing bath and my dream of a big open shower room. It is a relatively small space and we have managed to both get what we wanted without the compromise, thanks to Victoria + Albert Baths and Tile Giant. Bathroom re-designs can be some of the trickiest projects, and this one was no exception, especially since the plumbing was ancient and needed totally re-newing. It was all worth it though and it feels like our favourite room in the house right now – such a luxury.
victorian pink quarry tiles by Tile Giant
"The sculptural lines of the beautiful bath give an 80's vibe and looks great against the more contemporary backdrop of this simple graphic grid pattern of tile" - Russell
If you read our blog you will remember our stories of living without a shower and only a rubber hose on our old bath, so we cannot tell you how grateful we are to now have a beautiful room to shower in.
So where did we begin?
We wanted to reference the period of the house, but we also wanted something that reflected our contemporary design aesthetic. The Amiata bath was a key piece and around this the rest of the room fell into place. It has an italian feel and we love its eighties vibe. It’s a small space but this bath perfectly fits under our newly refurbished sash window to create a beautiful focal point. It’s made out of unique Quarrycast, a volcanic limestone composite, so it can handle these elegant curves and retains the heat beautifully.
Bespoke fitted mirror design by 2LG hides a cupboard and shaver point
Amiata bath by Victoria + Albert (photo by Megan Taylor)
For the hardware we choose brushed nickel classic pieces that feel right for this period of the house and the nickel is a beautiful option as its warmth fits beautifully with the other brass elements in the rest of our house. It’s the new must have metal finish.
The shower was also important so we designed the layout with the shower in the centre of the room. It’s a wet room so it feels like the shower has loads of space around it.
The tiles, from Tile Giant, are victorian pink quarry tiles. We hunted high and low for tiles but the second we saw the shade and texture of these we knew we had to have them. Usually you might expect to see this type of tile in a traditional victorian hallway or external pathway, but they work beautifully for an interior. They are through coloured, meaning that we could create shelving with them and keep the edges exposed. And the matt texture is so soft underfoot. They have been a revelation to us and somehow they have managed to feel so contemporary whilst having an authentic connection to the victorian setting.
Silica light by 2LG in hand thrown porcelain and hand-finished glass prisms
Separate WC in matching Pink tile with Barcelona basin by Victoria + Albert baths
"We waited for this bathroom for so long because we wanted to wait until we could get it done properly...it feels like such a luxury now" - Jordan
We then wanted a bathroom storage cabinet with inbuilt shaver point so we have designed a bespoke corner mirror that hides storage shelves behind it. The shape of the mirrors we had cut to match the curves of the bath and the matching Amiata sink from Victoria + Albert Baths.
For us the bathroom light was a key decorative item too. We designed this in collaboration with Ceramic artist, William & Co, and award winning lighting designer, Sarah Colson. They are both based locally and to showcase this artisan piece in our Design House is exactly what we set out to do when we bought the property. Check out the Silica collection on our product page for more info. It
Finally, the bedroom that adjoins the bathroom had a sink in it when we bought the house. Old school and rather romantic. So we kept that vibe and it allows us to have our somewhere to brush our teeth before bed and do a face-mask if we fancy. The piece we chose is the Lario 100 vanity unit as it feels more like a piece of beautifully made furniture and less like a bathroom piece, with solid beech and cherry wood drawers. It’s a stunner. We finished it off with a bespoke paint finish on the drawer front to tie in with the woodwork in the room and this vintage pink ceramic round mirror above, to nod to the bathroom tiles.
Let us know what you think? And keep an eye out for the next instalment in the ongoing evolution of Perry Rise. We hope it is giving your inspiration for you own project.
Lario 100 vanity unit by Victoria + Albert Baths in our master bedroom (photo by Megan Taylor)