We call it the 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 an exceptionally compact en-suite bathroom, created just by nicking a bit of under-stairs space!


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. Archtectural lighting at the rear and to the right gives a light warm ambient effect.


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clean lines

clean lines

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

Honed limestone ensuite bathroom

This ensuite bathroom came to life after the chimney from the kitchen below was taken out completely, freeing up space in this small room for features like a walk in shower, a bath and a double  sinked floating vanity unit. It also has underfloor heating which is a real pleasure in a wet room scenario.

The colour palette was deliberately muted to emphasise the simplicity of shapes and allow the bath real presence, and very much dictated by the full tiled walls in a honed grey limestone full of veins fossil and lovely pattern. Much of the strength of this design was in the fact through the limestone tiling solution mixing larger brick shaped tiles alongside the mosaics. This helps to delineate the spaces for bathing and showering. It also adds a touch of fun and texture to the room. the aesthetic is further emphasised by the mix of grand and minimal fixtures.

The bath is a Monaco free standing roll top bath. It has views over the green spaces at the rear, and a solid ash floating shelf above for toiletries.

The vanity unit with double inset sinks with tiled splash back and a side extension for out of sight' storage. The unit was created by rogue-designs and integrates

a low voltage socket in the middle unit with large pull out drawers either side.

The fact that it was an en-suite with all bathroom features meant a real crafting of the space to accommodate everything in a pleasurable way as previously the boiler cupboard was located where the WC was and the door access was where the shower was. The space was very limited and wouldn't have worked to fit all these items otherwise. The design works very well and functions practically and aesthetically within the brief.