Room of the Week: A Luxurious Bathroom With a Freestanding Bath
Well-chosen features and perfect positioning have created a stylish and relaxing bathing space
Scott and her clients were very much in sync with each other, and she set about creating a space where the couple could really relax. “They wanted a touch of glamour, but not too much,” the designer says.
Who lives here Julia and Peter Irvine, with their children, Max, 13, and Sophie, 11
Size Part of an 8-bedroom Victorian property
Designer Siobhan Scott of Ripples Bathrooms
The starting point for this elegant room was the freestanding bath, which has been positioned so the owners can enjoy the magnificent view. It also works as a focal feature, which is important in a large space like this.
“The biggest challenge with a large bathroom is working out how to break up the area,” says Scott. “You don’t want products to get lost. My key task was to make sure all the pieces were in proportion with the room.”
Eclipse bath in matt finish, Ripples.
Axor Massaud floor-standing single lever bath and shower mixer, Hansgrohe.
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The floor tiles carry on up to form the skirting board, and the area beneath the windows. They also cover the back wall of the shower. “We wanted the shower to make a statement, so limiting the use of materials in the room helps it to stand out,” explains Scott.
A long, slim radiator on the wall fits the space perfectly and is more energy-efficient than a standard radiator rail.
Svelte towel radiator, Bisque. Palace Carrara tiles, Ripples.
Dual basins sit on top of two sets of drawers, all four of which open out for storage. “We wanted to ensure there was enough storage, while maintaining the pared-back look of the room,” Scott says.
The large antique mirror is perfectly positioned in front of the window to reflect the view into the rest of the room.
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The shower is cleverly placed to create privacy for the toilet area. “We didn’t particularly want to make too much of the loo, so we tucked it away,” says Scott.
There are some storage cupboards hidden behind the shower wall as well.
Square overhead shower; hand shower, both Axor Starck range at Hansgrohe.
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