IDEAS to steal laid-back luxe
Key Feature Marble tiling
in claire and simon’s swanky bathroom, both the walls and floor are clad in striking marble slabs. marble has been a coveted luxury material for centuries due to its good looks and durability. the couple plumped for a calacatta stone, which has a soft white background with dramatic grey veining, and had it bookmatched to highlight its beauty and create a stunning feature wall. for an affordable alternative to bookmatched marble, try mandarin stone (mandarinstone.com), which offers honed or polished calacatta tiles, from £39.80 per sq m. the company can also advise on installation.
FROM Left Grand douglas plank flooring, from £100.80 per sq m, dinesen; Lamp Black absolute matt emulsion, £38 for 2.5l, Little Greene; and Grigio Versilia Nuvolato honed marble tile, £235.50 per sq m, Salvatori for domus