Scout out some fresh and clean washroom inspiration and smart ideas from around the globe with these four inspiring bathrooms located in German palaces and Parisian apartments.
INSIDE AN OLD PALACE
THE DESIGNERS Berlin based interior and furniture design company, Loft Kolasinski
WHAT THEY DID Loft Kolasinski transformed this old palace in the German capital into a modern home using traditional, minimalist materials. A dark grey flagstone floor sits against limey painted walls. Custom-made oak bathroom furniture was crafted by a carpenter in Poland and specifically designed for this space.
THE DESIGNERS Italian bathroom design house, Agape known for bathroom fittings that mix modern materials and classic shapes with practicality
WHAT THEY DID The rectangular Marsiglia bathtub, designed for homes where space is tight, features a shelf-like surface with cantilevers out from the top edge of the tub. The rectangle is repeated in Agape’s modular shelving and washbasins. The wooden storage units appear to float and can be mounted at various heights off the wall. Integrated with similar floating basin units or used as a mount for a countertop washbasin, the units fronted by wood, marble, leather, or glass are a sophisticated addition to any bathroom.
STEAL THE STYLE Multi-disciplinary design studio, Realm are official partners of Agape products in Ireland and are just about to open a new showroom on Baggot Street, featuring the Italian design house’s products. Visits will be by appointment, from November. For more, visit Realm.ie
THE DESIGNERS Italian architectural firm, Marcante-Testa
WHAT THEY DID This Parisian bathroom, owned by editor-in-chief of Milk magazine, Isis-Colombe Combreas uses circles as its main motif. They can be seen in the mirrors, in the screens that separate the spaces, and in the wash basins that sit atop the royal blue-coloured surfaces.
SHOP THE LOOK Look at the Vaia range by Dornbracht for similar tap fittings in platinum matte finishes. Look to Ceramica Ltd. for Dornbracht and a number of other companies dealing in contemporary fixtures, like bisque, Crosswater and Duravit. Ceramica.ie
A FLUIDITY OF SPACE
THE DESIGNERS Parisian architectural firm, SEPTEMBRE