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Sparkling presence With gold-plated fixtures, marble shower and floors and a sparkling white gold mosaic wall tile, this bathroom exudes luxury Even in the most high-spec bathrooms it’s the unseen work that often has the greatest impact. The time and effort poured into creating the perfect backdrop in terms of light, and userfriendly layout will benefit the final design later. Before this makeover by Jason Bonham of Bonham Interiors, the old bathroom had dark, oppressive tilework and was robbed of natural light by a poorly situated opaque shower stall. To optimise sunlight in the master ensuite, the designer reoriented the room – taking out half walls and moving others to simply let more light in. However, build limitations meant the plumbing had to remain where it was, making it a highly involved task to relocate the facilities. “Designed for the lady of the home, the brief was simply for the space to shine like a diamond. We took several approaches to this,” says Bonham. The walls, including the shower stall’s internal walls and ceiling, are finished in a mosaic white gold tile, while the fixtures and fittings throughout are also surfaced in gold. The tiny mosaics bounce light through the space, making the most of the room’s limited natural lighting. However, the bling effect doesn’t stop there – several features add to the room’s sparkle. Facing page: Right from the custom entry door to the hardware, this master suite by interior designer Jason Bonham offers a luxurious retreat. Above: All that glisters – white gold mosaic tiles, gold vanity handles and even gold-plated accessories all add to a sense of sheer luxury in the high-end bathroom. In keeping with the look, the Diamond Ring chandelier is made from raw-cut and faceted natural crystals. search | save | share at trendsideas.com