CHELSEA TOWNHOUSE No 2Contemporary Bathroom, London
The master bathroom is lined with lime-coloured glass on one side (in the walk-in shower area) and black ceramic tiles on the other. Two new skylights provide ample daylight.
Photographer: Bruce Hemming
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Colour with confidenceChances are, the property you buy will feature fairly neutral décor, but that doesn’t mean you have to keep it like that. Be bold and go for a strong colour to really make your mark on your home. If you’re hesitant, start with a smaller room, like a bathroom.
Restrict yourselfOnce you have edited your products, decide where they should be stored and restrict yourself to using only that space. It might be a shelf, recess or shower rack. Making this the designated storage space, however small it is, will force you to keep your products tidy and to a minimum, and will free up concealed storage, such as drawers, for less appealing items, such as medicine and shaving foam.
Turn up the heatA heated rail will ensure a stack of warm towels day after day – a luxurious touch for all the family. Add a wall of mirrored cabinets to ensure there’s enough ‘me’ space for everyone to get ready.Boost your bathroom ideas by browsing more photos
Keep things sleekIf you love reclaimed wood or vintage finds, unearthed at a flea market, you’ve come to the wrong style! The contemporary look is all about clean lines, sleek materials and glossy surfaces. Glass, mirrors and a wall of funky green give this bathroom its now feel. The clash of clean white with dark tones is also of the moment.
Go glossy on unitsIn a dark scheme, combine matt walls and floor with a glossy black unit. The light-reflecting finish on this basin stand keeps the black looking alive and ties in nicely with the glass used liberally in the rest of the bathroom.
Choose a dark backgroundCharcoal grey is a great base shade for any juicy-fruit accent. It adds a touch of sophistication to a super-modern feature that could otherwise date in time. Here, the impact of the kiwi green shower wall is doubled thanks to the reflective power of the wall cabinets.