Serving you pink, clean lines, a sculptural bath and some classic fixtures that bed the whole look into the setting of this Victorian house
This pretty pink bathroom makeover has been a long-time coming for the designers from 2LG Studio, Jordan and Russell. But once completed, it was a vision in pink, and suffice to say, they couldn’t be more pleased with the finished result.
‘After waiting patiently for two years, while we focussed on other areas areas of the house, we wanted this room to be just right and it needed to fulfill Jordan’s dream of the perfect relaxing bath and my dream of a big open shower room. It is a relatively small space and we have managed to both get what we wanted without the compromise, thanks to Victoria + Albert Baths and Tile Giant. Bathroom re-designs can be some of the trickiest projects, and this one was no exception, especially since the plumbing was ancient and needed totally re-newing. It was all worth it though and it feels like our favourite room in the house right now – such a luxury.’
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‘The sculptural lines of the beautiful bath give an 80’s vibe and looks great against the more contemporary backdrop of this simple graphic grid pattern of tile,’ says Russell.
Where did it begin?
The designers wanted to reference the period of the house, but they also wanted something that reflected their contemporary design aesthetic.
The Amiata bath was a key piece and around this the rest of the room fell into place. It has an Italian feel and they love its eighties vibe (so do we – feeling ever so slightly nostalgic). It’s a small space but this bath perfectly fits under the newly refurbished sash window to create a beautiful focal point. It’s made out of unique Quarrycast, a volcanic limestone composite, so it can handle these elegant curves and retains the heat beautifully.
For the hardware they chose brushed nickel classic pieces that feel right for this period of the house, and the nickel is a beautiful option as its warmth fits beautifully with the other brass elements in the rest of their house. ‘It’s the new must have metal finish,’ say 2LG.
The shower was also important so they designed the layout with the shower in the centre of the room. It’s a wet room so it feels like the shower has loads of space around it.
The tiles, from Tile Giant, are victorian pink quarry tiles. ‘We hunted high and low for tiles but the second we saw the shade and texture of these we knew we had to have them,’ they say. Usually you might expect to see this type of tile in a traditional victorian hallway or external pathway, but they work beautifully for an interior. They are through coloured, meaning that we could create shelving with them and keep the edges exposed. And the matt texture is so soft underfoot. Somehow they have managed to feel so contemporary whilst having an authentic connection to the victorian setting.
The designers wanted a bathroom storage cabinet with inbuilt shaver point so they have designed a bespoke corner mirror that hides storage shelves behind it. The shape of the mirrors we had cut to match the curves of the bath and the matching Amiata sink from Victoria + Albert Baths.
For 2LG the bathroom light was a key decorative item too. They designed this in collaboration with Ceramic artist, William & Co, and award winning lighting designer, Sarah Colson. They are both based locally and to showcase this artisan piece in their Design House was exactly what they set out to do when they bought the property.
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Finally, the bedroom that adjoins the bathroom had a sink in it when they bought the house. Old school and rather romantic. ‘It allows us to have our somewhere to brush our teeth before bed and do a face-mask if we fancy,’ they say.
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The piece the designers chose is the Lario 100 vanity unit as it feels more like a piece of beautifully made furniture and less like a bathroom piece, with solid beech and cherry wood drawers. It’s a stunner. They finished it off with a bespoke paint finish on the drawer front to tie in with the woodwork in the room and this vintage pink ceramic round mirror above, to nod to the bathroom tiles.
What do you think of this pink masterpiece? We hope it will inspire your next decorating project.