Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 3 - Page 59

Designer: Owen Barnes, Bubbles Bathrooms Vanity: Custom, from recycled wood Shower fittings: Methven Minimalist hand shower and Cloud Cover Rainlight Square Shower Rose Showerscreen: Custom frameless rake blade fixed screen Bath: Florence freestanding stone bath Basin: Bronze dish basin with patina finish Taps: Cascade wall bath spout; Paco Jaanson Superbox wall tap set Tiles: Wall – Treverk Grey Porcelain tiles; floor – Fioranese Metalbox Argento porcelain tiles; feature tiles – Shadow Light Porcelain tiles Toilet: Uno wall-hung pan Lighting: Astro Zip LED wall light Ventilation: Linear rectangular exhaust fan Accessories: Avenir Hybrid heated towel ladder Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Paul West see more images: search 49362 at more: search bathroom tiles at Left: It may look restrained and elegant but a lot of behind- the-scenes work went into this tranquil ensuite. To achieve the semi-freestanding bath, a ledge and pedestal were built out from the wall, while the recessed niche was set back into the wall plane. However, because it was a load- bearing wall, a beam was added above the niche to bring strength.