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Large limestone tiles were chosen for the flooring, while an accent wall features darker marble tiles with a highly distinctive veining. “This tile is a very rich, chocolate shade, which adds visual interest without being too bold,” says the designer. In contrast to the crisp lines of the bathroom and the contemporary tapware, Dunlop chose more organic forms for the freestanding tub and the asymmetrical twin basins. The concept of pampering was also a design influence, the designer says. “In recent times there has been a noticeable trend towards more glamorous bathrooms with spa-like qualities,” she says. “The curves help to balance the hard lines and soften the look.” The tub is positioned in front of the low window so that bathers can enjoy the harbour view beyond. The view is also reflected in one of the mirrors above the cantilevered vanity. “Floating the vanity above the floor makes the room seem more spacious – although it is already large. We also introduced drawers with recessed handles, to keep the look crisp and modern,” says Dunlop. Facing page: Positioned beneath a low window, the freestanding tub affords expansive views. Because the house is elevated, privacy is not an issue. Above: Dunlop teamed crisp, contemporary accessories with the more organic form of the asymmetrical basins. search | save | share at 19