Contemporary Elegance In The Bathroom

by Jamie Mitchell in Bathrooms

For the spacious master bathroom of a modern new-build house in Surrey, bathroom retailer and supplier C.P. Hart and interior designer Karen Cox created a luxurious, contemporary look in keeping with the rest of the home.

‘The client wanted an elegant, contemporary scheme which was carried through all of the bathrooms, especially the master suite and dressing room,’ says Cox, who runs her own interior design consultancy, Cox & Co, and has worked on projects with C.P. Hart since 2007.

The family that owns the home are a well travelled bunch, used to the high levels of comfort and convenience they find in luxury hotels around the world, so the bathrooms in their home had to match this experience – and even surpass it.

Products supplied by C.P. Hart were instrumental in creating the right look and function for the large bathroom that adjoins the master bedroom. The sheer size of this room allowed Cox and C.P. Hart to divide it in two, creating a separate room for the WC and bidet, which can be accessed through a frosted glass door for privacy.

In the main section of the bathroom are two large single basins and a double-size freestanding bath which creates a stunning focal point. There’s also a double entrance shower.

‘The two basins add a sense of symmetry to the scheme and have been complemented with additional storage in the form of a pair of tall black glass-fronted units, which were placed either side of the double entrance doors,’ says Cox.

These sleek black units from Artelinea’s Décor collection are embellished with decorative silver legs to create a ‘Hollywood glamour’ look.

Dornbracht’s Lulu taps complement these details perfectly.

‘The Artelinea Decor furniture works so well with the Lulu Dornbracht brassware and was new to the market, meaning Karen was one of the first designers to incorporate it into a scheme,’ says Trina Atkinson of C.P. Hart Contracts.

Contrasting with the black glass of the storage units, large Calacatta Silver marble-effect porcelain tiles have been used throughout the master bathroom. According to the designers, this particular tile was chosen because it has a more pronounced vein than often-used Carrara, and the size of the room meant a bolder and more striking stone could be used.

Mirrors also play a starring role: the mirrored surfaces of the bathroom walls have been carefully placed to manipulate light. The bathroom also features a mirror-fronted TV screen set into a mirrored wall for a seamless finish. There’s also bespoke mirror above the basin, which was specially chosen to match a design etched on the drawers of the storage cabinets.

The success of this bathroom scheme is down to a close working relationship between designer and supplier, with C.P. Hart supplying the perfect products to match Cox’s creative vision: ‘Sometimes you just get a good feeling about a supplier, and from the moment I started working with C.P. Hart, it felt right,’ says Cox. ‘I can give them my design vision, and I’m always confident that they’ll find the right products for me. And not just that, but they’ll always support me with the service I need, and the technical advice.’

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