Bathing beauty

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This light-filled bathroom complements its outlook with a cool, natural stone aesthetic
Story by: Charles Moxham
This bathroom was designed by Jalna Eve Design architecture, bathroom, estate, floor, home, interior design, room, tile, gray
This bathroom was designed by Jalna Eve Design in collaboration with Lockwood Southern lakes who also built the home. It features a vanity, a bath, a basin, a shower, a towel rail, skylights, floor and wall tiles.

When an entire house is designed to optimise its dramatic surroundings it makes sense that the family bathroom would follow suit.

Augmented by three ensuites in the home, this upmarket, contemporary family bathroom has a spectacular view. The initial design was by Jalna Eve Warren, and the finishes were chosen by the owner, in collaboration with Lockwood Southern Lakes representative Julie Batt.

An obvious requirement was to direct the attention to the outlook, says Warren.

"One approach to this was to separate off the shower area from the main part of the bathroom so the first thing your eye is drawn to is the mountain and lake setting. The double shower is accessed from the left of the privacy wall.


In this new bathroom, translucent light fittings pick architecture, bathroom, ceiling, daylighting, estate, floor, home, interior design, tile, white
In this new bathroom, translucent light fittings pick up on the mirror and polished stone tiles, adding a sparkle to the modest yet visually expansive space. The design is by Jalna Eve Warren and the construction by Lockwood Southern Lakes. The vanity is cantilevered to enhance the sense of space.

"Another request of the owners was to have the bathtub in the prime position for enjoying the view, and to an extent this led the design," says Warren. "As well as placing the tub up by the window, I dropped the ceiling height in this area to create a snug, enclosed feel."

The generous use of mirrors above and below the vanity and on the inner wall of the bathroom both doubles the sense of space and bounces light around the room.

Specifying natural materials was another way to make a connection with the views, says Julie Batt.

"All the walls and floors and even the vanity are finished in the same pale, veined stone. The generous use of this material gives the bathroom a high-end feel, and suits the contemporary lines of the design."

Natural stone and mirrors abound in this family architecture, bathroom, estate, home, interior design, property, real estate, room, gray
Natural stone and mirrors abound in this family bathroom designed by Jalna Eve Warren and built by Lockwood Southern Lakes. A rectangular vanity and basin bring a modern feel to the design, while the column detailing on the corners adds to the opulent ambiance. Translucent light fittings pick up on the mirror and polished stone, adding a sparkle to the modest yet visually expansive space.

A blonded wood ceiling, including in the area over the tub, adds to the organic appeal.

"Recessed niches ensure the space has a clean, uncluttered profile," says Julie Batt. "The dazzling chandelier fittings echo the sparkling aesthetic of the stone walls and mirrors, and bring an even greater sense of luxury to the bathroom."

Feb 06, 2013

Credit list

Builder
Lockwood Southern Lakes
Bath
Kohler
Shower enclosure
Metro GlassTech
Water heaters
Rinnai Infinity
Skylights
Design Windows
Lighting
Lighting Direct, Redpaths
Vanity
Custom by Mosgiel Kitchens
Basin
Catalano Zero from Plumbline
Shower fittings and taps
Portofino Collection by Plumbline
Towel rail
Siroco heated, by DC Short
Floor and wall tiles
Natural stone from Carmen Hubber Design
Accessories
Dorf Motif from Caroma
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