japanese bathroom

This room is called the Japanese bathroom because all the builders named it that, since our client found a square japanese soaking bath to use. Its actually a compact en-suite bathroom, created by nicking a bit of under-stairs space and built in wardrobe. Notice the Square-ish bath tub. This lends it its title really.

This room is part of the Georgian house conversion, where we also designed the kitchen and two further ensuite bathrooms. Carried out in 2010.


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The room has no windows, and lighting is key here, with separate controls creating different atmospheres, gentle and moody for an evening, clean and bright for a wake up. Clean lines, subtle lighting, simple fittings, and a soft blue rubber floor from dalsouple lend this room a spa like quality.


Feature lighting at the rear and to the right gives a light warm ambient effect that can be controlled whilst having a bath.


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All the elements and fittings used needed to be compact, but still stylish. We used a mixture of Bisque, Bristan, Ideal Standard and Hudson Reed fittings.


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clean lines

clean lines

Vertical tiling came from an inspiration picture by our client of the London Underground.

family bathroom with patterned cement tiles

A really elegant, clean lined family bathroom featuring a large walk in shower space with low profile  tray and an integrated space for washing and drying clothes.

Whilst the main part of the design was kept mainly to white the whole design comes alive with a punchy encaustic tiled floor in a geometric design.

The plans also show the spaces that were created for accommodating the washing machine and dryer to the right of the door. Added storage space was created above the toilet and concealed cistern with Oak faced full height doors.

Canal side house wetroom

Canal side house

1st floor bathroom: wetroom.

The design and fit of a bathroom that is one of the main features of Victorian houses. Despite the size of the house, the bathrooms generally all occupy very small spaces;

 this particular one is housed where an old servants staircase used to make its way up the house. Therefore the space we worked with was: 3.5metres long by 95cm wide and 3m high. Also a feature of victorian houses; the tall ceilings! We devised the design for three bathrooms; the cloakroom beneath, this wetroom, and a slightly wider main bathroom which will fit a bath. The cloakroom and main bathroom are yet to be built, but all will share the principles of sleek italian design.


In the end the space was expertly crafted and every white good was nested in place. From lowering the ceilings to cutting down vanity units, every aspect of the fit out was carefully assessed and planned out to make sure that no space was lost and that the experience was as generous as it could be, given the dimensional restrictions. 

Atmosphere and pleasure was integral to the experience we wanted to eschew and t

he owner had requested a look that was both Italian and bold and would reflect elements of their life in Florence. The design was one that we are very fond of. It had a very clear

character and a personality that we never thought possible looking at the floorplan. 

A good deal of time was spent sourcing the most appropriate items to work in this space. The washbasin is by Scarabeo Ceramiche from Italy. It's slightly dished and positioned on a slight angle to lead the eye into the room.  In the design it rests delicately on top of the wenge, floating vanity unit. 

This unit was modified to suit the space, with great care as the internal runners could not have been altered. The toilet by Vitra is concealed behind the dwarf wall that contains the cistern, and is asymmetrical. This means the floor is un-interupted and can be cleaned very easily. In order to do this we created a dummy wall, that was incredibly well anchored to the wall and floor. In fact the steel frame (gerberit) that was used had to be set into the wall in order to not exceed the width restrictions of the room.

The whole of the floor is a wetroom tray from our friends at On the Level, which has been tiled and has underfloor heating for maximum comfort. Underfloor heating also helps a wetroom to dry out quickly. The tiles are Italian porcelain in grey and matt black, in varying sizes. We created a pattern to provide architectural interest and texture.

A tiled shelf in the shower area was formed using the porcelain tiles and stainless steel edging, and continues the architectural drama of the space.

The shower is a Hans Grohe 'raindance' and we have fitted many of these. The feedback to its effectiveness has always been very good. The water (with air technology) floods rather than sprays and gives an even distribution of water. This works incredibly well in a space like this where spray would have been an issue. Alongside the raindance overhead drench unit we complimented it with the handheld spray. 

victorian terrace: bathroom with a bit of gothic glamour

The house was very unique and the owner gave a great deal of trust over to us when designing the spaces.  He was very open to new ideas and was encouraging in the process. This was opitomised in the bathroom area.

The requirements were simply, that it should be a most relaxed space where time could be spent. Given the space and our clients' tastes, we felt  that a distressed victorian glamour should be applied. 

With this in mind we knocked through a bedroom and a small bathroom to create the space you see below. 

The main features to the bathroom are the bisazza glass mosaic tiles in the shower block,  the bespoke concrete (one-off) top on the vanity unit, the painted, glazed green and gold effect walls, (crafted by Charlotte with lots of tins of paint) the hidden toilet (behind the shower unit) and the lighting that enhances all aspects of it. From uplighters to directional spots, to task lighting to inset low level wall lighting. 

All of the sink and bath tap fixtures were from Vola and wall mounted for a clean look.

The mirrors were used to dramatic effect in the pushing of light and space in different ways.

This room was also featured in Living Etc.