Bathrooms To Make A Splash
Whatever your budget, it’s possible to create a beautiful bathroom these days and if you want to be right on trend, curves are very much in at the moment. From freestanding, roll-top baths, to fitted furniture with curvy lines, catalogues and showrooms are packed with gorgeous options.
The Britton furniture collection, for example, offers plenty of curvaceous style at a good price. Available as freestanding and wall-hung units, each of their designs is made with soft-close doors and drawers, giving a more luxurious feel, and all designs are available in three subtly stylish colour options – anthracite, light grey and white.
Alternatively, inspired by the eras of great British design Burlington Bathrooms offer timeless, traditional style with modern functionality across its range of fitted and freestanding furniture options. There are square as well as curved silhouettes for wall-hung units, cloakroom and fully fitted furniture, and there’s a good range of storage options too.
Available in four trend-conscious colours, classic matt white, soft sand, rich dark olive and the new classic grey finish, each piece of furniture is treated with five layers of paint to protect against colour fading and ensure a good depth of colour.
Minerva basins and coordinating worktops are designed to complement Burlington’s furniture, and the range comes with an impressive 10-year quality guarantee.
At the other end of the colour scale are Otto Tile & Design’s hand-crafted encaustic tiles in sunny shades of yellow – perfect if you need something to wake you up in the mornings! Whether you go for thick, thin, horizontal or vertical stripes, these will make a bold statement in the bathroom. Smooth Stripes comprises five straight, narrow, mustard-yellow lines interspersed with white. Lay them in the same direction for continuous lines to give length or width to a space, or create a patchwork effect by turning alternate tiles at 90°.
An even bolder statement could be made not with colour but with the sheer beauty of a rustic pedestal basin made from petrified wood that’s been buried underground, causing the timber to turn into a stone-like material. The pedestal is naturally textured on the outside and smooth on the inside. The whole fabulous pedestal range from Indigenous now comprises seven options, all handmade from natural materials, also including volcanic stone and Carrara marble.
Each pedestal has a matching counter-top basin or there are basins handmade from metals such as copper, tin and zinc, crystal rock, and reclaimed or salvaged materials like teak root too. Furniture and accessories made using the same material are also available – giving your bathroom wow factor par excellence.
Image: Smooth Stripes encaustic cement tile (20 x 20cm), £6.72 each, from Otto Tiles & Design (ottotiles.com)