Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 7 - Page 93

Designer: Kim Duffin, Sublime Architectural Interiors Vanity cabinetry: New Age Veneer in Sable Oak Benchtop: Rough-sawn living edge Silky Oak solid timber, lightly stained black Bath and basin: Eclipse by Apaiser Taps and shower fittings: Sussex tapware, Voda range, custom bronzed Shower stall: Platinum Travertine tile Floors: Ensuite, Platinum Travertine tile, honed and filled; bedroom, Sugar Cookie carpet by Carpet Court Toilet: Nicole, matt black, by Studio Bagno Wallcoverings: Grey Pebble paint by Dulux Wall tiles: Large-format Neolith porcelain wall tiles, in colour Iron Grey Lighting: LED downlights and strip light from Sublime Architectural Interiors Awards: Trends International Design Awards Bathrooms – Winner Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Steve Ryan see more images: search 49857 at custom shower heads to become the focal point.” Handcrafted and plated aged bronze fittings bring out the warm copper tones in the wall panels and stone floor tiles, and help build the overall sense of luxury. Organic elements such as the lightly stained wood vanity shelf with a living edge and the curved bath plinth, plus the foliage in the bronze wall planters all soften the hard tile surfaces. Energy-efficient LED lighting throughout the suite accentuates key design elements and creates task lighting where required. “Powder-coated, bronzed, laser-cut screens bring another visual and functional layer to the space,” says the designer. “The apartment owners have travelled extensively in Morocco and wanted to reference their travels through the interior. So, together with the exotic colour palette, we chose a Moroccan pattern for the screens.” These provide a soft visual buffer from the entrance into the suite, as well as between the sleeping and bathing zones. The mix of rich elements make this master ensuite warm and inviting – a sanctuary for the owners to unwind in at the end of the day. Above: Engineered stone benchtop vessels add to other curved elements in the bathroom makeover, such as the freestanding tub. The soft, curving nature of the basin and the tub further accentuate the overall feeling of space between areas of the ensuite. The basin sits on a timber shelf with a living edge, one of several touches of nature in the room that balance the cooler tile surfaces. search | save | share at