3rd October 2021
I recently had the pleasure of creating a concept bathroom for the luxury bathroom brand Hansgrohe . This opportunity has given me the chance to really ‘go for it’ in a way you just aren’t able to in a residential interior and of course I wanted get some pattern and wallpaper in!
The concept bathroom centred around my choice of shower and I decided to go with the Raindance E Overhead shower 300 1 jet with shower arm, and Raindance Select E Handshower 120 3 jet. Both showers in the brushed bronze finish. The brushed bronze was such a standout finish for me and so different from the usual finishes you would expect from shower ware.
The combination of the brushed bronze, which had a vintage feel, along with the ultra modern square overhead shower really formed the basis of my concept which I dubbed ‘luxury modern chintz’. That classic mix of old and new which I love so much.
I wanted to use chintzy elements such as carpet and floral Bowood wallpaper, and a textured wallpaper from Colefax and Fowler alongside some modern standout tiles which were a bespoke splatter design from ArA Design Studio. I chose a relatively plain tile as I really wanted the brushed bronze shower to stand out and not become overpowered by the pattern.
Simple arches either side of the shower area created a sense of symmetry and were added to really frame the shower in the centre of the scheme, the bookroom red from Farrow and Ball painted on the inside of the window and arch frames again to complement the red tones in the brushed bronze.
I wanted the scheme to look sleek rather than fussy to complement the shower so I kept props and styling to a minimum. Just the odd silly parrot :-). I think bathrooms in general can be quite sterile places and I was keen to use luxurious materials and tactile fabrics throughout to create a sense of softness and interest. The idea being that you would have this wonderful rainfall shower and then pad through to change or loll in the lounge area behind.
Showers are also usually a place of speed and efficiency and I wanted the concept bathroom to create that sense of luxuriousness and comfort that you would usually expect from a long bath but in a shower room.
Concept bathroom details: