Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 7 - Page 97

Often in a design project a feature surface is matched with a quiet one to bring out the best in the former. However, a trained eye can bring more than one strong material together for even greater impact. And that was the case with the master ensuite and powder room featured here – two of three bathrooms created for the home by designer Angelique Armstrong. “There are three principal surfaces featured in the master suite,” says Armstrong. “The walls in the shower and toilet areas are finished in book-matched large format Neolith porcelain sheet to dramatic effect while a herringbone floor runs right through the space. This elegant floor was laid wood tile by individual wood tile – not in sheets – creating a warm, crafted feel.” “The other lead surface is the travertine stone tile seen on the balance of the wall sur- faces. While all these prominent finishes are eye-catching in their own right, their shared soft tonal qualities mean they work well together.” Accentuating the look, the rich Vanilla Noir Caesarstone vanity benchtop provides a dark counterpoint to the pale wall surfaces, as does the dark stained oak vanity itself. The cantilevered nature of the vanity adds to Previous pages: Warm tones, natural materials and homely touches like an oval makeup mirror all combine to make this master ensuite by Armstrong Interiors a serene retreat. Above left: Large format 1200mm by 2400mm bookmatched Neolith porcelain sheets proved the ideal waterproof surface for the shower area in this modern ensuite. Above: The modern double vanity and wall mirror are backlit for effect. search | save | share at