Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 4 - Page 120

Designer: Leslie Lamarre, TRG Architecture + Interior Design Cabinetry: Custom, by American Woodworking Cabinet handles: Black Horn Handles from Ochre Sinks: Verticyl rectangular undermount sinks by Kohler Taps: Mem mixers by Dornbracht Shower fittings: Mem wall-mounted rain showerhead and hand shower set by Dornbracht Bath: Freestanding tub by Wetstyle Bath pourer: Mem single-lever freestanding Cascade tub filler Feature wall treatments: Negro Marquina polished slab from IRG, Calacatta marble slab from DaVinci, back-painted Soda Glass from Custom Glass Works, Lucian Metallics glass tiles from Ann Sacks Floor tiles: Plank collection from Leonardo Ceramica Lighting: Mizu Flowing Light chandelier by Terzani, Link sconces from Neidhardt, Mercure S Suspension from Leucos Accessories: Mem robe hook and Mem towel ring by Dornbracht, floor-mounted Toko Dua towel warmer by DCS Duo Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Bernard Andre see more images: search 49612 at Above: This walk-in wardrobe, and a seasonal closet nearby, together provide over 38m of hanging space and room for 216 pairs of shoes. The designer borrowed nearly half of the area of the original bathroom footprint and combined this with an under-utilised linen cupboard to achieve this closet. search | save | share at Rather than lowering the high ceilings, the designer used the horizontal line offered by 2.5m-high doors to create a visual line around the room in the same black marble seen behind the tub. This approach brings the sense of the ceiling height down to scale while retaining the spacious feel. The same black marble was also used for the custom frames on the fog-free mir- rors over the vanities. Lamarre sectioned off nearly half the space to accommodate a walk-in closet, incorporating a redundant linen closet in the adjacent hall- way. The existing master closet was converted into a seasonal closet, contributing to the overall amount of closet space required. Matching the height of the doors and marble slab, tall panels of white back-painted glass add to the list of rich materials. This glass treatment is repeated as backing in the shower soap niche, and again as a frame for the feature slab. Silver-backed glass tiles behind the vanities add to the sense of luxury while the cascading crystal chandelier mimics rainfall and creates a sense of tranquility. Textured porcelain planked flooring, heated for comfort, completes the welcoming bathroom.