Monday, 28 July 2014

Game Of Thrones

Considered by many people to be the taboo subject of bathrooms, choosing the right toilet will probably be the most important choice you may have to make when renovating or building a bathroom.

Not only does this essential object need to be aesthetically pleasing, it is important to have a toilet which is easy to clean, designed well internally for optimum flushing and quite importantly must be comfortable.

We may use the bathroom every day but we use the toilet multiple times each day, the average person spends three whole years of their life sitting on the toilet so you'd want to make sure you've got a good one.

There are many things to consider when choosing the right pan for you, the market is flooded with toilets. So using our expert opinion, we thought we'd put together our top 5 and explain exactly why it is worth choosing one of these.

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1. Starck 3 by Duravit
Originally designed in 2002 by world renowned designer Philippe Starck, this is still one of, if not the most, popular toilets we supply. 'Frequently copied but never matched' the Starck 3 range is and remains the measure of all things when it comes to design, variety and price.
Geberit internals, clean lines and a contemporary feel will ensure these toilets will be around for a long time.

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2. Subway by Villeroy & Boch
The primary competition to the Starck 3, the Subway suite is our most popular range by ceramic mega house Villeroy & Boch. Most people have heard of V&B from their range of tableware and most are surprised to hear this company have been making ceramics for more than three centuries. So it's pretty safe to say V&B know a thing or two about sanitaryware.
 The Subway is the brands most sleek and minimal designed toilet suite and is available with 'CeramicPlus', a special process that gives the surface a permanent high quality finish and offers optimum hygiene and less cleaning time.

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3. Q by Studio Bagno
It's quite difficult to find a bathroom product that is Australian designed, in fact you could probably count Australian-designed sanitary-ware on one hand it is so rare.
Q back to wall suite is a design commissioned by Studio Bagno from Mark Armstrong, one of Australia's foremost industrial designers. This is an Australian design icon with superior hydraulic characteristics in the pan design to ensure optimum four star performance.

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4. Darling New by Duravit
Designed by Sieger Design (and as its name suggests) Darling New is the newest range by Duravit and set to be a Duravit classic – top end design without a top end price tag. The new range offers harmonious circular forms and an exquisite shape. Darling New is the modern version of a bathroom classic – versatile, stylish and affordable.

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5. PuraVida by Duravit
The brainchild of Phoenix Design, the design of this extraordinary complete range makes minimalism approachable by giving it a new feminine touch. All lines are exceptionally soft and give the range a sense of effortless motion. PuraVida’s graceful appearance, inviting surfaces and subtle luxury make the collection ideal for people who are not interested in prestige but in contemporary forms, enjoyment and joie de vivre.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Trend: The Midas Touch

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Tom Dixon Void pendant 
Outliving TOOTH brush holder
West Elm soap dispensers
Brodware Michelangelo wall set
Decor Walther toothbrushes
Vola HV1

Monday, 7 July 2014

Do or Don't: Wallpaper in bathrooms

Wallpaper can be a tricky wall covering to pull off in bathrooms. It should most definitely only be used in powder rooms and non wet-areas but when done correctly can look absolutely breathtaking.

Whether it is an over-the-top print or subtle geometric pattern (as shown in the image above) wallpaper will instantly turn a cold, utilitarian room into an inviting space that reflects your personal style and some creativity.

Some of the most striking powder and guest bathrooms we've worked on have included some fantastic wallpapers combined with feature basins (bronze bowls, stone basins etc) and special finished tapware which immediately drew you into the space.

This on-going trend is adaptable to most people, from the bold-eclectic style addicts to the chic traditionalists, there's a wallpapered bathroom out there for everyone! 

Bird wallpaper with Duravit Happy D basin

Geometric elegance with brass fittings

Contemporary & fun yellow stripes

 Fornasetti wallpaper

 Traditional florals with brass fittings

 Bright, light florals open up a space

Contemporary black/white bathroom with modern wallpaper

Banana leaf wallpaper with traditional clawfoot tub

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