It could be said of kitchens too but there was once a time when all modern bathrooms looked much the same. From a minimalist Perth home to an art deco Melbourne property, these four bathrooms prove just how eclectic modern bathroom style is.
“This young professional Elwood couple wanted to take their original, quirky but impractical bathroom and convert it into a large lush bathroom. Our client wanted the space to feel soft and align with the vintage art deco style of the 1931 built home, with modern inclusions such as brushed rose tapware and a few wow factors along the way,” says Deb Cadzow, co-owner of Elwood Trade Services.
The brushed rose gold tapware (Sussex Scala) is the hero of the space for me – swoon! Combined with the tiles, a gorgeous Kado Lux Petite freestanding bath and plantation shutters, it has a lovely spa-like feel. The bathroom is also a great example of using the same colours in different finishes to imbue the space with depth and texture. “The variation and textural finish produced by the tile layout added colour, depth and interest in this bathroom. The different wall tile and realistic wood grained floor tile offset the brushed rose gold tapware,” says Deb.
“This was a period art-deco style home, but in the bathroom, the style was kept modern and fresh, yet restrained enough to align with the art-deco look,” says Deb. Ultimately, I think it’s a gorgeous exercise in restraint and is a fabulous example of a bathroom that is timeless but a little bit different too.
Clean & contemporary
Located in Perth and part of a newly built home, this clean and modern ensuite is comprised of a large dual basin vanity, ample storage and a wall-length mirror that increases the feeling of space.
“This bathroom is focussed on the best elements of modern, simple design. The wow-factor is found through the combination of contemporary clean lines, dramatic colour contrasts and minimal accessories,” says Joe Varacalli, sales and marketing manager for New Choice Homes who built the home. “The effective contrast between the dark tiles on the walls and light floor tiles and white vanity delivers a moody, stylish look to the space,” says Joe.
“The open shelves are a great modern storage solution that visually breaks up the long vanity. The walk-in shower completely enhances the spaciousness of the bathroom and offers a large luxury zone to unwind too,” says Joe.
Part of a new build, these two bathrooms takes their design cues from their Southern Highlands location. “The design brief was modern farmhouse. Burrawang is a quaint village with many cottages dating back to the 1800’s. We wanted to keep the heritage feel of the village but provide a custom-built luxurious home with some modern features too,” says Jess Vassallo, managing director/builder at JNV Constructions, the company responsible for the build.
The home features plenty of farmhouse inclusions such as timber weatherboards, a corrugated Colorbond roof, hardwood floorboards and v-joint lining boards throughout. But it’s also full of mod-cons too. “We were able to include modern features such as underfloor heating to add a luxurious touch yet design the bathrooms and laundry to reflect the modern farmhouse style,” says Jess.
“Reece Kado Classic tapware was used in both bathrooms to recreate the era of the village. This, teamed with custom shaker cabinetry, handmade subway tiles and Carrara marble bench tops created an inviting space for the homeowners to enjoy,” says Jess.
Photography: David Russell, New Choice Homes & Mint Photography