Interior design ARENT & PYKE Architecture CSA ARCHITECTS
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 .
DESIGNERS JEREMY BULL AND ANNA TREFELY
“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.