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Centre of attention Ideally positioned in a reshaped robe space, this bathroom gives the showers, vanity and bath each their own sculptural setting Above: Concrete-look porcelain floor and wall tiles set the scene for this bathroom by designer Davinia Sutton. The floor is in Miscela Sabbiam, a porcelain tile that takes its aesthetic cues from the industrial cement found on factory floors. The custom American white oak vanity was designed by Sutton. Facing page: A rain showerhead is tucked up high into an existing roof space. The double-shower area is the central focus of the bathroom. Most often, space is borrowed and begged to enhance the function and look of a repurposed room – however, the opposite can apply. For this bathroom, designers Davinia Sutton and Sam Lawrence actually shaved space off the available volume of an existing under-roof, sloping-wall robe area by adding in vertical side walls. These reshaped the room, carving out purpose-fit alcoves for the freestanding bath, showers, and vanity areas. “We wanted to capture and complement the master bedroom wing with a sensual bathroom experience. It was important for the design to search | save | share at have clean, sculptural lines, textured finishes, and simple fittings and fixtures,” says Sutton. The dual walk-in shower space takes centre stage while in one side alcove twin vanity bowls sit on a custom piece of furniture. This vanity, together with the mirror cabinet, provides ample storage, keeping the room uncluttered. The space opposite showcases the bath. This has a timber element rebated into the rustic tile wall, resembling a bespoke piece of furniture. “The palette is simple while texture brings warmth and personality. The play on form and finish creates a sense of luxury,” says Lawrence.