insideKENT Magazine insideKENT Issue 69 Dec 2017 - Page 141

Salacia Directors: Simon, Ollie and Jamie with the unique aspect of decades of bathroom knowhow and some serious design style. The whole concept offered a tantalising combination of luxury products, high-end finishes and an unsurpassed creative flair and provided us with not just a bathroom planning solution, but a total immersive bathroom design experience. We were fortunate to meet Simon, their chief designer, who arrived paper and pen in hand. He viewed the spaces that were built and the plans for what was to come, he listened to our stories, saw our inspiration, and just got it! With a few strokes of artistic flair, he began to bring the first emergings of our bathroom dream to life, and we saw it in that beautiful yet simplistic hand-drawn design of one of the Salacia ranges. This was then magically (well, with the help of Spencer’s fixture knowhow, Ollie’s product acumen and little bit of computer wizardry) transformed into a realistic computerised image of what the finished article could look like (which you can witness yourself online). Mind blown! Salacia’s well conceived offer is as beautiful as it is simple. They offer six unique bathroom ‘styles’: Fulham, Kensington, Wimbledon, Chelsea, Soho and Islington; which can be tailored for five different bathroom spaces: main, family, ensuite, WC or shower room. We were able to explore different looks and a plethora of options whilst still remaining true to our style, our space and our budget; safe, for the first time, in the knowledge that these would a) actually fit, and b) actually work. In a matter of days we had fully costed and perfectly planned bathroom options for our family bath, mini ensuite and master bathroom suite. The carefully selected products, which were an exact match to that first freehand drawing, and came with great guidance to our plumbers, soon followed. three beautiful, bespoke bathroom spaces, which whilst never compromising substance and functionality also came with bucket loads (or should that be bath loads?) of style. Of course the crowning glory: my hotel-inspired master bathroom suite with its sleek carrera marble twin vanity and freestanding bath, which you can actually see for yourself in episode one of Channel 4’s new property show Best Laid Plans. And the finishing touch: the original freehand sketch is now treasured and framed on the bathroom wall. Salacia of London 0203 911 3600 www.salacia.co.uk salaciaoflondon salaciaoflondon The end result? Well, aside from my sanity? We are now the delightfully proud owners of 141