Making A Splash

There are so many new tile and bathroom furniture options available that it is now so much easier to create a truly individual bathroom design and give real personality to what is often one of the smaller rooms in the house.

In this case, the client had a very elegant and beautiful master bedroom for herself and her husband and wanted to create something fresher and more fun for her children. Mindful of the speed with which children grow, Nikki, our Decorbuddi, was keen to find a balance between something the children would love but which would also stand the test of time and not need updating too soon.

Nikki searched through her bathroom tiling sources until she found this geometric tile from Mandarin Stone. The design is quite simple, just two separate coloured triangles. The first, a colour block oak finish, was chosen by the client to co-ordinate with the vanity units, and the second is a pale blue blend that reflects the colours in the dressing room, and which we took across into the pale blue of the Roman Blind.

There are now many variations of this type of tile available, but the best part is that you can use it to create your own unique pattern. It does take an extraordinary amount of time and patience, and a lot of precise measuring with the tiler, to ensure that the end result is perfect, but the final effect is so striking, it is totally worthwhile. And this is the kind of detail that Nikki, an absolute perfectionist, enjoys putting her energy into. It also requires an excellent professional tiler to ensure that each tile is perfectly placed, using the most appropriate colour and quality of grout.

Photography Credit: Malcolm Griffiths

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