Bathrooms: 1920s luxury

Obsessive attention to detail transformed this small space into a natural extension of the apartment and an elegant nod to 1920s style.   HOME What were the key decorative moves you made in this small space? Jonathan Rutherford-Best, owner It’s very small – it really

A 1950s weatherboard home with a sleek family bathroom

A skylight, clever tile design, and black and white accents create a sleek small space in this Mairangi Bay family bathroom Architects Ben Lloyd and Mike Hartley of Lloyd Hartley Architects Location Mairangi Bay, Auckland Brief A new family bathroom in a 1950s weatherboard home Q&A with architect

A petite bathroom goes big on rustic texture

A newly renovated, petite St Heliers ensuite bathroom by Studio 106 Architect goes big on rustic texture while managing to keep things modern Architect Dion Gosling of Studio 106 Architect Location St Heliers, Auckland Brief An ensuite bathroom in a renovated home Q&A with co-owner, Sandi McDonald Was

A newly-renovated apartment bathroom achieves elegance with marble

Designer Yvette Jay used Carrara marble tiles to bring elegance to this small Grey Lynn apartment bathroom The details Designer Yvette Jay Location Grey Lynn, Auckland Brief Renovate an existing apartment bathroom for maximum impact Q&A with designer Yvette Jay What was the starting point for this

An airy beach house bathroom fulfills its design goals

An Omaha Beach holiday home’s ensuite bathroom emphasises light and relaxation while managing to accommodate a generous shower space and vanity Designer Julian Guthrie Location Omaha Beach Brief An ensuite bathroom for a holiday home, with a generous shower and vanity space Q&A with designer Julian Guthrie What was

The brief for this ensuite was for an industrial edge

A generous ensuite with an industrial edge was the brief for this inner-city Auckland home, a finalist in 2016’s Home of the Year Awards Architects: Andrea Bell and Andrew Kissell. Brief: To create an ensuite in keeping with the home’s industrial aesthetic. Q&A with architect Andrea Bell

An elegant ensuite and dressing room design

The luxury of space affords an elegant ensuite, as well as his-and-hers areas in this space designed by interior designer Sonja Hawkins At a glance Bathroom type Main ensuite Designer Sonja Hawkins Location Auckland Brief Storage, space and an aesthetic to suit the home’s architecture.

This warehouse conversion bathroom was a labour of love

A tiny concealed space in a small warehouse conversion is a labour of love   Architect Ben Daly’s brief for this Wellington bathroom was to create a compact space with its own identity. How did working with a tight budget and recycled materials transpire in

5 bathrooms that shun clinical clichés in favour of rich materials

Here are five bathrooms that shun clinical clichés in favour of rich materials, and spaces worth luxuriating in. Each is suffused with natural light, including Fearon Hay’s semi-subterranean bathroom at Omaha Beach. 1. Ponsonby, Auckland by McKinney Windeatt What was your brief and what made you

Bathrooms: from a timber-lined escape to cave-like drama

There is simply no excuse for a basic bathroom. These five from Patterson Associates, Assembly Architects, Herbst and Wendy Shacklock run the gamut from intimate, dark spaces to light and bright renovations – inspiration for every style and budget.   1. Shelter from the norm –

Bathrooms: a vineyard view from Cloudy Bay’s guest quarters

This Marlborough bathroom makes the most of the view from Cloudy Bay vineyard’s guest quarters; it also takes care to emphasise the landscape, which, in addition to being beautifully serene, is intrinsic to the vineyard’s brand and wine label. The colour palette and textures used in each

Bathrooms: a compact Arrowtown space is big in character

Architects Pete Ritchie and Bronwen Kerr of Kerr Ritchie Architects lined up all the utility spaces in this small Arrowtown home along its southern wall, off a long corridor stepping down a slope.     The owners of the home, a finalist in our 2010

Bathrooms: Classic meets contemporary

The client brief for this Wellington cottage was to create a “workable bathroom” in the confined space. To overcome this challenge, William Giesen of Atelierworkshop explains how they introduced natural light to open up the room. Giesen also tells how they decided on their colour

Bathrooms: a perfectly partitioned ensuite

Rare in New York apartments, this home has a large ensuite bathroom that feels both spacious and private. Here, New York artist Anthony Goicolea tells why this bathroom designed by Janet Cross is so successful.   HOME A big bathroom was part of your brief for the

Bathrooms: resplendent in black marble

This Devonport home by Bull O’Sullivan Architecture is dominated by timber. The clients’ brief for the bathroom was to create a luxurious escape from the rest of the house. Dark marble provides an enlivening contrast.   HOME The rest of the home’s interior is clad

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