Bathrooms

Bathe in colour

Colour is an interior designer’s superpower. Whether your home is dipped in monochrome, or playfully painted in complementary tones, colour has the ability to inspire. 

Sunset pinks

The statement pink-tinted concrete bath and basin were sourced from Concrete Nation, in a tone that is picked up by the chunky texture of the Italian floor tiles.

Cedar and oak

Surrounded by grand old trees, including an 80-year-old oak, the site called for a new home that took full advantage of the garden. 

Motueka bathroom

This luscious bathroom is part of a luxury lodge situated high on a hilltop in Motueka, near Nelson.

How this elegant bathroom achieved a minimal, 70s aesthetic

The brief for this bathroom asked for a 70s reference with contemporary styling, and architect Daniel Marshall delivered. See how he created a minimal, elegant aesthetic below Project Renovation of a 1970s home by Robert Railley Architect Daniel Marshall, DMA Location St Heliers, Auckland Brief

How a Waiheke Island bathroom was designed to feel like a luxurious hotel

With a luxurious combination of intricately placed tiles, moody colours and brass detailing, the bathroom in this Waiheke Island home is epitome of style The overview Project ‘Lantern House’ bathroom Architect Herbst Architects Location Onetangi, Waiheke Island Brief Create an elegant, intimate bathroom that takes

How a small bathroom was squeezed under the eaves of a gable roof

Guy Tarrant had many constraints in designing this Mt Eden home, not least fitting three bedrooms and two bathrooms under the eaves of a gabled roof The overview Project Mt Eden bathroom Architect Guy Tarrant Architects Location Mt Eden, Auckland Brief Fit a bathroom under

A windowless bathroom in a small apartment is given a luxurious redesign

The small windowless bathroom found in this modest apartment has been transformed with rich oak and brass accents into a surprising sanctuary  A windowless bathroom in a small apartment is given a luxurious redesign Architect: Nat Cheshire and Ian Scott, Cheshire Architects Location: Freemans Bay,

This Auckland bathroom used rich materials to create a refined experience

The ensuite in this robust Auckland home uses a warm palette of materials to create a sense of occasion and make bathing more than just a functional act This Auckland bathroom used rich materials to create a refined experience Architect: Dave Strachan, Strachan Group Architects Location: Mt Eden,

This bathroom design was influenced by mid-century and Japanese details

The mid-century design and Japanese details found in this Auckland home inspired this bathroom renovation’s considered, artisan aesthetic Designer: Katie Lockhart Studio Location: Northcote, Auckland Brief: Reference the home’s modernist roots while updating the bathrooms to cater to a young family. Describe the project in

How minimalist design took this small bathroom to the next level

Floor to ceiling tiles and refined function create a generous feeling of space in this small Christchurch bathroom. Tobin Smith discusses how he streamlined his design How minimalist design took this small bathroom to the next level Designer: Tobin Smith, CoLab Architecture Location: Christchurch Brief:

These windowless bathrooms embraced the dark by choosing black tiles

Designer Veryan Laity discusses how the three windowless bathrooms in this Auckland home play on their inherently moody nature These windowless bathrooms embraced the dark by choosing black tiles Architect: Bryan Windeatt of McKinney + Windeatt Designer: Veryan Laity Location: Westmere, Auckland Brief: Upgrade of

Architect Julian Guthrie creates a rustic bathroom underground

In a home originally designed by Don Cowey, architect Julian Guthrie has created an underground bathroom that still manages to feel connected and open  Architect Julian Guthrie creates a rustic bathroom underground Architect: Julian Guthrie Location: Remuera, Auckland Brief: New bathroom in a 1960s family

Slate tiles give this Cambridge bathroom a rustic connection to nature

Despite the tight budget, limited space and little natural light, these bathrooms have a luxurious feel. We get the design details from architect Christopher Beer Slate tiles give this Cambridge bathroom a rustic connection to nature Architect: Christopher Beer Location: Cambridge, Waikato Brief: Create two

A large Grey Lynn bathroom is cleverly split in two

The surplus floor space in a dated 1980s bathroom in Grey Lynn has been rationalised by splitting in two to create an ensuite A large Grey Lynn bathroom is cleverly split in two Architect: Andrew Meiring Location: Grey Lynn, Auckland Brief: A new en suite

Two bathrooms complement and contrast in this Auckland villa

While one pays homage to classic villa detailing and the other uses solid contemporary elements, these two bathrooms live in harmony Two bathrooms complement and contrast in this Auckland villa Architect: Jane Priest, Lochore Priest Location: Herne Bay, Auckland Brief: An ensuite and guest bathroom

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