Urban war­rior

Living Etc - - DESIGN / PROJECT -

A min­i­mal­ist look can eas­ily slip into a ster­ile one. To pull off a stripped­back urban aes­thetic, cherry-pick ma­te­ri­als and cre­ate ar­eas of vari­a­tion. A dis­tinc­tive way to achieve this style is with tade­lakt, a plas­ter de­vel­oped in north Africa. As these projects show, richly tex­tured tade­lakt walls and floors al­low ex­otic liv­ing to merge seam­lessly with a mod­ern, city sen­si­bil­ity. Tade­lakt is prac­ti­cal too, es­pe­cially for bathrooms, as it’s wa­ter­proof, durable and can be coloured to suit your scheme. It also calls for min­i­mal main­te­nance, mak­ing it a con­ve­nient choice.

Project details This pared-back bath­room by Sadie Snel­son ar­chi­tects uses tade­lakt to mag­nif­i­cent ef­fect. achieve bal­ance with pol­ished chrome brass­ware or con­ceal it for a min­i­mal­ist look. af­ford­able al­ter­na­tives in­clude bush­board’s nu­ance wall panel...

Project details Max­imis­ing nat­u­ral light is a good way to make smaller bathrooms feel more spa­cious. Mark Lewis in­te­rior De­sign swapped out the ceil­ing of this small en suite for a roof light. Get­ting rid of grout lines in favour of a seam­less sur­face...

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