Supreme bath­room de­sign run­ner-up

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Natalie Du Bois Du Bois De­sign


In a home with three other bath­rooms, this ren­o­vated space func­tions mainly as a pow­der room, with a shower for use on the odd oc­ca­sion. A sim­ple solid oak tres­tle ta­ble keeps things light and open and avoids the use of com­plex cab­i­netry. The chal­lenge of cre­at­ing a smooth, seam­less fin­ish with the ad­di­tion of the fix­tures and fit­tings to the split-face wall was over­come by wa­terblast­ing the rough ar­eas where tap­ware and fix­tures were be­ing fit­ted to the stone.

The light­ing is min­i­mal, with task light­ing in the ceil­ing and two mini LED spots that wash down the wall ei­ther side of the mir­ror, com­bin­ing with re­cessed LEDs be­low the tim­ber top to fur­ther em­pha­sise the tex­tu­ral el­e­ments. Earth tones and a mix of nat­u­ral and or­ganic ma­te­ri­als (in­clud­ing lime­stone, stone and tim­ber) are key com­po­nents that help to bring bal­ance and struc­ture to this re­lax­ing spa-like space. •


Cab­i­netry Cus­tom-de­signed solid oak tres­tle ta­ble with resin coat­ing for wa­ter­proof­ing. Ceil­ing Re­sene Quar­ter Rice Cake. Walls Split-face traver­tine and sealed lime­stone. Floor­ing Sealed lime­stone.

Tap­ware Pro­getto Buddy. Heated towel rails DCS Scarpa. Toi­let Cata­lano Zero 55 floor-mount with soft-close seat. Cis­tern Speedo me­chan­i­cal in-wall. Mir­ror Cus­tom-made with bronze frame.

Ac­ces­sories Fan­tini Young.

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