Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 7 - Page 92

Above: The dividing wall between bathroom and walk-in wardrobe was moved to provide added space and shoe storage capacity on the wardrobe side. The latter also borrows space from the adjacent dining room. Touches like seamlessly laid large format tiles and the floating vanity – back-lit to enhance the effect – both add to the overall sense of spaciousness, which is always at a premium in an apartment setting. search | save | share at “We moved the wall between the bathroom and wardrobe to achieve a larger entry from the bedroom into the wardrobe, while also creating added depth in the wardrobe for shoe storage,” says Duffin. “While we moved the vanity wall, the services had to remain fixed, so we concealed these behind a wardrobe cabinet kickboard.” The double vanity is suspended off the floor, creating an illusion of greater space. The draw- ers and mirror-fronted cabinets provide ready storage, while the mirrors also reflect light and contribute to the overall sense of space. The soft lines of the freestanding composite stone bath and matching vanity basins enhance the feeling of openness between the areas. Large format Neolith porcelain tiles clad the wet area walls and provide an easy care, low- upkeep space. Mitred joins in the panels create a seamless look throughout – the lack of visible joins further enhancing the impression of space. “Cladding a bathroom this way brings a real sense of luxury. Lustrous metallic tones in the tile add to the effect and we matched this tile with richly toned Platinum Travertine floor tiles. Travertine mosaics enable the curved wall to be tiled and so blend with the floors – allowing the