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Designer: Jason Saunders, Arc Seven.1 Vanity cabinetry: Eveneer EvenRavenna timber veneer Benchtop: 20mm dark Serpeggiante vein-cut honed marble Bath: Bettehome Oval Sihouette freestanding bath Basin: C3 basin by Catalano from Rogerseller Taps: Dolce basin mixer by Fantini Shower fittings: Cloud Cover Square, ceiling mounted, from Rogerseller Toilet: Vero 55 Wall faced toilet suite by Catalano Accessories: Avenir Floor: Recycled timber floor Tiles: Luna ceramic mosaic tiles Lighting: Lee Broom crystal pendant Hot water: Rinnai solar HWU Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Emma Van Dordrecht see more online: search 48515 at search: arc seven at Above right: Labour of love – this feature wall was built up individual tile by individual tile, 2500 in all. The Japanese ceramic tiles create a local area of intimacy for the freestanding bath. A contemporary pendant and in-floor spot lights highlight the sculptural tub and the 3D tiles, which cast light in various directions. The stained jarrah floorboards were introduced as a continuation of the original home’s floors and provide a dramatic backdrop. search | save | share at At the other end of the expansive ensuite, a shower stall with a feature grey marble blade wall offers another intimate space. “Overall, we wanted the space to read as one large volume and to accentuate this we stopped the marble shower wall short of the ceiling.” The prominent dark veins in the marble connect with the jarrah floor, the stained veneer vanity front and the black walls of the shower. The rich stone is also seen on the adjacent vanity. The black shower walls are in Laminam, a light, compressed ceramic sheet that is scratchproof, knock-proof and generally low upkeep. As the bathroom faces the street it is walled for privacy, with a vertical strip of glass louvres providing light and a glimpse of the garden. However, the dominant natural light source is the stepped up, concealed glass ceiling that runs the length of the room – flooding soft, indirect light right through the bathroom. A strip of LED lighting in this recessed space ensures that it’s a feature by night as well as by day. “The colour palette is mainly black, white and mirror,” says Saunders. “Overall, this bathroom balances a simple, expansive look with areas of intimacy – like the shower and tub.”