Category: Bathrooms


Good morning folks! I saw this lovely little invention on Est this morning. The beautiful ‘simply bathroom set’ was designed by fellow Melbournians Groupwork and was exhibited at Milan this year. What a gorgeous and versatile way to organise and personalise your bathroom! I’m completely smitten!

Tap it

While I’m on the subject of details…tap fittings are another of those important features that sometimes get overlooked or not effectively integrated into an interior.  There are just so many out there that there is really no excuse…except perhaps your budget. But, budget permitting…here are a few of my current faves!

Love the clean lines and brass finish of “Purist” from Kohler
There are sooo many things to love about “Henry” from Waterworks
Lovely bronze details on the “Vir Stil” range, designed by Laura Kirar, from Kallista
And I love the brass/bronze industrial luxe range of “R.W. Atlas”, designed by Roman & Williams, from Waterworks

Bisazza Bagno

Word on the street is world-renowned Italian house of mosaics, Bisazza, has just launched a new division – Bisazza Bagno. Teaming up with Jaime Hayon – everyone’s favorite Spanish designer du jour – for their first collection, the new division will be dedicated to providing a complete offering of bathroom products.

Bisazza Bango says the decision to work with Jaime Hayon on the design of the first Bisazza Bagno collection was based on their common design aesthetic and stylistic values.

Hayon says of the idea behind the premiere bathroom collection: “The collection recalls the glamour of the 1930s with a Scandinavian touch and feminine shapes. Elegance is the main trait of this innovative collection. The bathroom is the most important room in the home and it should not be hidden. With this collection, it becomes an area you want to show, a place you can keep open. The bathroom becomes a stylish room, full of charm and style, with a strong identity.”

According to Bisazza Bagno, we can expect to see more collaborations with some equally talented and high-profile designers in the near future. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see what they come up with!

I love the lightness and the sensuality of the designs…a nice change from the usual bathroom offerings. The white and chrome combos are pretty classic and easy to use, however its the black and copper that I’m coveting. What do you guys think?

All photos care of Bisazza Bagno


Bathroom bliss

Spotted this on Laura Kirar’s website this afternoon…and think I might be in love. The perfect combination of timber, stone and bronze in a bathroom…and that chair. Love love love.

Did someone say Bill Sofield for Kallista?

Because if they did I only just heard you…
Am I the last one on the planet to know about this? Quick, I need a bathroom to renovate!

(Oh, and P.S. Kallista, would LOVE to see images of the black nickel!)

Modern Graphic Bathrooms

My posting has been a bit sporadic lately, and there are a few reasons why…namely, the company I work for installed a firewall recently which blocks, amongst many other things, blogger. I was in the habit of reading and writing blog posts during my lunch break, because honestly its the only free time I’ve had recently. No more. That, and we’ve had a friend from Australia staying with us. The lucky girl has been trekking around Asia the last month and left the not so sunny shores of Hong Kong for Paris yesterday. *sigh* Are you as jealous as I am? Anyway, I do digress. What I wanted to post was these stunning images of graphic modern bathrooms. I haven’t done a bathroom round-up for a while, and these are the ones that have been the inspiration lately for the never-ending imaginary renovation I have in my head. Hope you like!

Two stunners by Pierre Yovanovitch – the really bold combination of black and white marble in these is stunning.

Love both of these, by the master Jacques Grange for the new Mark Hotel in NY.

Can’t remember the source or origin of either of these…but the black with the blue in the first image is a nice combo.

And last, but most definitely not least, this stunner by Joseph Dirand. This has to be at the top of my list at the moment. I’m really loving the combination of the black and white graphic floor and the silver leaf tiles….so glam. What about you – what’s your favorite bathroom at the moment?

Antonio Citterio

Last night I attended a bathware product launch designed by Antonio Citterio for Axor, where I was lucky enough to meet the legendary man himself (and get his autograph – yes, I know, I’m a sad design groupie!). Citterio, who to me, epitomises modern italian design, has been one of my architect idols since the age of 15 and wanted to be an architect myself (that all changed when the school told me I would have to chose maths and sciences over arts and creative subjects…). So today, I thought I’d revisit some pics of his own Milan home which was completed in 1998 – 10 years ago now – but it still looks just as fresh and modern today as it did then.

Today I’m loving

These handmade glazed terracotta tiles from Fez, Morocco, called “Zelliges” by Emery & Cie. I love the colour variation of each unique tile and how together they create something that looks almost organic. Their selection of colours is amazing – from lovely pale neutrals to dark and moody dark hues like chocolate or cinnabar.

The colour above is no. 12 “Blue Ciel Gris” – which I think might be my favorite.

They look stunning en masse in a bathroom or kitchen, as Ilse Crawford has done in her own home (above) and the London home of a client (below) – as featured in the lastest Domino Magazine.

Emery & Cie has a lovely range of products hand made in Morocco, so I recommend you check out their website if you like the look of these tiles.

Bathroom inspirations….

Okay, I promise not to bore you with more bathroom related posts after this…but as you can tell – I’m a little obsessed with bathrooms at the moment. These images are a little more modern than I am usually drawn to, but there is something in them that is still classic, but with a modern edge.

Love, love, love these mosaic tiles by Bisazza. And as you know, I also love diamond buttoning (see my previous post). I think these mosaic tiles would add a touch of femininity and timeless chic to an otherwise modern bathroom. These are definitely on my list of maybe’s for the future bathroom…

I also love these pieces wich are part of a bathroom collection that was designed by the Spanish designer Jamie Hayon for the Spanish bathroom company Artquitect. He has created an entire line (available in black or white) of furniture and bathroom pieces which have incredibly sexy shapes. These again are little more modern and organic than I’m normally drawn to, but I would love to use the sink pedestal on its own with more classic looking tapware and bowl.

More bathing beauties….

Here are a few more of my favorites from my style files…

Love the crisp whiteness of this one, and I also pretty much love any bathroom with furniture in it…

It’s the elephant on the window sill that does it for me.

This is one of my all time favorites although its a little different from my usual all-white favorites. This bathroom is in the home of one of my favorite Australian interior designers, Stuart Rattle. I love how he has made this quite a classic “room” (notice the only tiling is on the floor), but has quite successfully brought in some moorish elements that make this quite masculine, but very chic.

I love the contrast of the dark timber with the neutral background in this one.

A little bit of violet goes a long way. This one is a little more feminine than I would normally like, but its so pretty I had to keep hold of the image. The black & white floor make it a little more graphic, and less sickly sweet.

The blue marble helps bring a little colour to this otherwise neutral bathroom. LOVE those curtains!

This one is so luxurious, not just because of the size, but the animal-skin rug also helps! I like how they’ve team a tradtional looking latern and shutters on the window.

Love the combination of the mosaic tiled floor and the carrara marble surround. And the furniture…when does a klismos chair not look good?

Bathroom blitz

I’ve been sorting through my old tear sheets and style file lately and have become a little obsessed with bathrooms and kitchens. As you can see from the images below I’m a bit of a fan of classic style bathrooms, usually white. I’m hoping we’ll have a place of our own to renovate here soon so I’m preparing myself for the onslaught of decisions to be made.

Between work and guests from out of town the last few weeks I’ve been a bit light on the posting, but I have a lot more in store, so stay tuned…


I was leafing through my copy of Elle Decor’s ‘The Grand Book of French Style’ last night and came across these images. How glam is this bathroom! It says it was designed by the Compagnie des Arts Français in 1930 at the French Foreign Ministry buiding, for the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain.

The roman bathtub is covered in silver mosaics, and surrounded by a shattered-glass panel by Labouré. The white leather stools were designed by Adnet, and the white swan (barely visible in the left niche) is by Lalique. The walls feature a shattered-glass stud inset.

I love this mirror, how fabulous it would be to have something this size in your bathroom when you’re getting reading for a night out.

The first thing I thought of after seeing this (other than how fabulous it is!) was that it reminded me of a bathroom by Andrée Putman that I saw recently (see earlier post)…I wonder if she was inspired by this vintage French bathroom?

Image from Bella Magazine (Australia).

Today I’m loving…

..these new Art Deco inspired “Strande” bathroom accessories from Restoration Hardware. They’re made from glass and polished nickel, and I really want a set for my bathroom!

Bathroom drama

I love the idea of this garden urn being used as a bathroom sink. It is so unexpected, and with the full length curtains, adds so much drama and grandeur to this bathroom. It would also have to be pretty practical, considering it was made to be outside, and stand up to all sorts of weather, and the older it gets the more beautiful it will look.
This image is from a home designed by Susan Ferrier of the firm McAlpine Booth & Ferrier.

Image from House Beautiful (USA), September 2007.