In­te­rior de­sign AR­ENT & PYKE Ar­chi­tec­ture CSA AR­CHI­TECTS

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Builder Don­rose build­ing. Join­ery/van­ity Cus­tombuilt van­ity with sus­pended stone apron and un­der­mount basins. Black stained oak shelf be­low with ar­tic­u­lated dowel sup­ports. Wall Hand­made hexag­o­nal tiles in White Gloss from Academy Tiles. Bath Ex­ist­ing. Basin Villeroy & Boch ‘Loop & Friends’ un­der­counter round 440mm basin from Can­dana. Tap­ware Brod­ware ‘City Plus’ wall set in Nero from Can­dana. Show­er­head Brod­ware ‘City Plus’ shower set in Nero from Can­dana. Towel rail Cus­tom made. Light­ing Rubn Light­ing ‘Vox’ pendant lights from Fred In­ter­na­tional. Floor­ing Fi­bonacci Stone ter­razzo tiles in Storm with honed fin­ish from On­site. Ac­ces­sories Fold­ing stool from Dou­glas & Bec. DE­SIGN­ERS JULI­ETTE AR­ENT, SAR AH-JANE PYKE AND DO­MINIQUE BRAMMAH

DE­SIGNER SUZANNE GOR­MAN “The pow­der room was one of four bath­rooms we re­designed in this es­tab­lished fam­ily home on Syd­ney’s up­per north shore. As the pow­der room can be seen al­most im­me­di­ately on en­ter­ing from the mar­ble foyer, it was de­signed to be beau­ti­ful enough to al­ways be on view and set the tone for the home’s over­all un­der­stated lux­ury. Our ap­proach was to hide all func­tional as­pects of the bath­room (shower, WC, linen press) so that the glam­orous van­ity be­came the fo­cus. By re­ar­rang­ing the floor plan to achieve this, the large space, now di­vided into zones, en­hances a feel­ing of be­ing co­cooned by lux­ury. The bath­room was to be ut­terly lux­u­ri­ous in an un­der­stated and sub­tle way so we spec­i­fied the best ma­te­ri­als and lay­ered these tex­tures, while keep­ing the lines sim­ple and clean. There is still sim­plic­ity in the de­sign and there­fore a sense of tran­quil­lity, even with the num­ber of el­e­ments that we have in­cluded.” What lux­ury item did you choose for this bath­room re­gard­less of budget? “The Arabescato mar­ble is a stun­ningly beau­ti­ful piece of stone – and plays off beau­ti­fully against the Car­rara penny round tiles, salt­wood ve­neer and lay­ered tex­tures, en­hanc­ing the warmth of the pow­der room with­out it feel­ing too busy.”

DE­SIGNER KATIE UTHER “The con­cept for the main en­suite was el­e­gant and clas­sic. The van­ity was de­signed as a piece of fur­ni­ture and the free­stand­ing bath raised on a plinth to lift and de­fine its space. Car­rara tiles were capped mid-height so walls could be painted dove grey. The mo­saic floor in­sert is match­ing her­ring­bone Car­rara mar­ble.” What lux­ury item did you choose for this bath­room re­gard­less of budget? “The spec­tac­u­lar black mar­ble van­ity and splash­back, with brushed-plat­inum tap­ware, which was costly with a longer lead time but as it was the best choice for the pal­ette, an ex­cep­tion was made.”

SEA­WOR­THY Im­ages of the Hamp­tons in­spired t h i s l u x u r i o u s o y s t e r- toned s p a c e .


“The ex­ist­ing space was a for­mer gal­ley kitchen, which was con­verted into an en­suite and robe. The brief from the owner was for a bed­room and bath­room that were in­ti­mate and had a dis­tinct earth­i­ness. They were clear that the rooms should be dark and noc­tur­nal and that there was no need to fol­low con­ven­tion. Our ap­proach then was to use the same dark grey con­crete fin­ish to all sur­faces (ex­cept the ceil­ing) and al­low the re­main­ing fixtures to be rough, raw and un­com­pli­cated.”

COOL GLAZE Ce­ramic tiles with a re f l e c t i v e na­ture max­imise the light in this com­pact bath­room.

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