Casa Can­vas, the gallery and home of Thayse Vié­gas.

A bath­room with a liv­ing room feel starts with a unique, free­stand­ing tub

VOGUE Living Australia - - Contents - By Anna Del­prat

It is a de­signer’s dream to be given free reign on a project, and Mar­ion Du­c­los Mailaen­der of in­te­rior de­sign firm De­sign et Fils got just that. “We were given a liv­ing room,” she says, “but I de­cided I would rather a bath­room.” The lux­u­ri­ous space al­lows for two stain­less steel baths that face each other, so that bathers can en­gage in con­ver­sa­tion. “We pro­posed that it would be like a liv­ing room, where peo­ple can read and dis­cuss,” the de­signer says, “and we in­stalled fur­ni­ture and art so that one can take the time to con­tem­plate.”

The sleek use of stain­less steel, in­spired by 1970s French de­signer Fran­cois Ca­troux, is en­livened by cobalt blue tap­ware and a play­ful ’80s Et­tore Sottsass bench. “I mixed styles and gen­res, but also wanted some­thing min­i­mal and sym­met­ri­cal,” Mailaen­der says. The raw pine ceil­ing, a mod­ern in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the clas­si­cal French cof­fered style, is off­set by cor­duroy cur­tains and a chunky tapestry by French artist duo De­war and Gic­quel. Also seen is a ’70s tim­ber chair by Do­minique Zim­bacca, a Gae­tano Pesce vase and Jean Touret’s Le Con­tem­pla­teur sculp­ture. Visit de­signet­

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