I bet you never thought you’d see the words glamour and avocado in the same sentence but the bathroom we’re bringing you today marries the two with aplomb. Inspired by the green bathrooms of the 1970’s, this contemporary take is an entirely more stylish beast that manages to look rather timeless too which is no mean feat.
“We wanted to create a sense of glamour and so often designers think glamour and end up with a deco inspired look. We wanted a fresher take on a classic design and looked instead to the glamour of Pan AM, Farrah Fawcett and the 70’s, which led us to the avocado palette!” says Graeme Martinow, the co-director of London’s Boundary Space who created the bathroom for a client that works in the film industry and lives in Notting Hill.
Combining marble with a bespoke green bath, a green chevron patterned tiled floor and green subway tiles on the wall, it’s the brass accents that really make the space sing. “The palette is modernised with bespoke lighting, chunky brushed brass taps and ironmongery and cool grey Carrara marble. The use of greys continues into the joinery and furniture. Allowing the avocado to be the focus, the palette is kept quite clipped to create a sense of calm with photography chosen to complement and add splashes of colour,” says Graeme.
“The client wanted a sense of luxury, without being stuffy and classical. Space is always luxurious and the bath next to a fireplace adds an element of decadence, turning the room into a destination,” says Graeme who also filled the space with clever storage solutions (such as shallow vanity units concealed behind bespoke mirrors) that allow the space to feel uncluttered.
The Kohler ‘Kathryn’ pedestal sink was refinished to achieve that gorgeous green hue, as was the bath. “Kohler are known for their colours and we are discussing with them how we can revive the image of avocado. Similarly, the bath is a ‘Soho’ from JEE-O which was custom sprayed, but we would like to work with more suppliers to get colour back into their ranges. Hopefully soon all this expensive refinishing will not be needed, and bathrooms can break out of the white and embrace some colour!”
What do you think? Are you team green?