Bathroom inspiration: set in stone

Natural materials give subtle colour and texture to a family bathroom in Perth
Bathroom inspiration: set in stone

Durability and practicality were at the forefront when designing this family bathroom, and using different types of stone amply fulfilled the brief. The poured concrete floor provides a seamless hardwearing surface with an understated pattern, while Essastone quartz in New Sable Luxe for the bath surround and vanity top makes a glossy contrast to the textured feature tiles. Elsewhere, subtle semi-polished rectangular tiles in a neutral tone give the textured finish free reign.

Jody D’Arcy

Fixtures and fittings have been kept to a minimum to enhance the linear design. One wide, shallow basin, in a similar style to the bath, was chosen instead of a pair of smaller ones. The slick wall-mounted vanity by Positiva Building has stainless-steel handles that are a gleaming counterpoint to the expanse of stone, while storage is provided by plenty of soft-closing drawers and a recessed mirrored cabinet that  helps to keep the room clutter free.

Jody D’Arcy

A shower screen fixed to the edge of the bath surround negates the need for a fussy shower cubicle, while the practicalities of water drainage are dealt with by a discreet trough grate.