Trends New Zealand Volume 34 No 4 - Page 28

Above: Oval countertop basins on the respective his and hers vanities, echo the form of the sculptural tub centred between them. Handle-free drawers add to the bathroom’s clean- lined almost minimalist aesthetic. A wood panel at the end of the room balances the wood robe cabinetry at the entry to the ensuite. The shower leads off to the right of this panel. search | save | share at but identical, parallel entries into the master bathroom from the master bedroom.” And once in the bathroom, the symmetry is continued, with his and hers vanities and bench- tops set apart on opposite sides of the room – so no chance of sleepy early-morning collisions. The shower stall and toilet cubicle are set to the left and right at the end of the generous space. However the luxury of dedicated personal space is only part of the allure of this ensuite – the material palette is equally appealing. “Natural stone is used right through the space, from the floors to the feature walls and benchtops,” says Giorgi. “This includes on the two accent walls that rise floor-to-ceiling behind the centre of each vanity. “In addition, a feature central strip of brick bond stone floor is continued under the free- standing stone tub and up the wall behind it – emphasising the open nature of the space,” says Giorgi Soft Tuscan chestnut veneer cabinet doors and wall panels add to the enduring elegance and warmth required by the homeowners. The same wood is also used for the bespoke walk-in robes between the two rooms.