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Natural appeal Wood-look plank tiles on the walls set the scene for this contemporary, welcoming bathroom Designing a guest bathroom is a careful balance between creating a space with a wow factor and yet making it functional in terms of accommodating a variety of visitors; and, of course, keeping it clean. This bathroom by Celia Visser is one of six the designer was asked to create for her client’s new rural property. The leading feature is the use of timber plank porcelain tiles on the walls and floor. “The bathroom is part of a guest suite, and is the only bathroom on the ground floor of the house,” says Visser. “Because we laid the same timber plank tile on the floor throughout the living spaces, we decided to use it exclusively in the guest bathroom, for a sense of continuity. And it also makes a strong design statement.” In contrast to the stand-out wall finish, Visser deliberately kept the vanity simple – a bespoke, all-in-one, twin basin, in Corian. The taps are mounted centrally Above: The look of timber plank tiles is matched with a pared back, cantilevered vanity sink in this inviting guest bathroom by designer Celia Visser. onto the floor-to-ceiling mirrors. Pendant lights above are doubled in reflection. “Beneath the basin is a wall-hung vanity drawer, finished in Resene Beaten Track to complement the warmth of the timber plank tiles. The top of the drawer forms a shelf that can be used to store towels, or by guests for their toilet bags.” LED strip lighting under the drawer gives it a floating effect and provides a welcoming glow when entering the room. The cantilever theme is carried across to the adjacent toilet, says Visser. search | save | share at