Black is Back
Greensborough Bathroom Renovation
Our client’s 1970s home is recessed into the side of a valley in the leafy suburb of Greensborough. Tom and Marigold are slowly transforming their home to reflect their personality.
The existing main bathrooms layout was poorly designed with a small corner shower and a generous in floor spa bath which dominated the room and did not meet the national building code.
Tom and Marigolds brief was to complete a bathroom design that included a wet area which will house a freestanding bath and walk in shower recess and areas to hold a glass of wine and candles whilst having a soak in the bath. The request was put forward to incorporate black floor and wall tiles however the real challenge was to create a bathroom with texture, light and tone.
Marigold’s love of the Capritz freestanding Victoria +Albert bath needed to be positioned perfectly to show off its architectural lines.
The wet area was created with a nib wall to hold a glass of wine and candles whilst having a soak in the bath. The white of the Capritz bath popped against the black but has been softened with the use of a floral wall tile laid above the nib wall.
Installing a skylight to throw a shaft of light down onto the bath enables the bath to steal the show at certain times of the day whilst also spreading light into the walk-in shower area.
The spacious walk-in shower recess has the luxury of a flush ceiling Brodware shower head that our clients report gives the best showering experience. A handheld shower head on a rail was installed as a second showering option. The special finishes of the Brodware tapware sparkle against the dark and broody black wall tiles.
This bathroom is full of luxury items including under floor heating, vertical heated towel rails, an in-wall toilet cistern with a tile push plate, a beautiful Victoria + Albert wash stand and a round mirrored cabinet for eye level storage.
Particular attention has been paid to the bathroom lighting plan not only to capture the floral feature wall, but each set of lights are designed to function either as task lighting, mood lighting and feature lights.
Potentially this predominantly black bathroom could feel dark and unwelcoming. But it is the opposite, this bathroom feels very balanced and calm.
Floor tiles: Black porcelain 600 x 600mm Italian tiles.
Wall tiles: Black porcelain 600 x 600mm Italian tiles.
Feature tiles: Piemme Ceramiche Forest Foliage
Tapware: Brodware Winslow
Bath: Victoria + Albert Cabritz bath
Basin: Victoria + Albert wash stand
Mirrored cabinet: By Timberline
Accessories: Brodware Winslow
All products are supplied by Oscar & Co Tiles and Bathware
Constructed & Managed by: Troy Freeman of Simply Bathroom Solutions
Designed by: Principal designer Liz Staynor Simply Bathroom Solutions