The epitome of art deco style and flair, this small bathroom punches above its weight for use of space and clever design

Location: Elizabeth Bay 2011

The bathroom was a challenge from the start. Located in an art deco apartment building, it was vital the delivery of building materials, fittings and fixtures be managed to perfection. Access to the building was restricted with the original lifts and narrow stairways still in use. The design of the new space combined the old, stand-alone toilet room with the rest of the bathroom to create an L-shaped layout, requiring the removal of walls and the addition of new supporting structures. An intricate mosaic tile feature floor sets the tone for the bathroom and it required minute attention to detail to ensure it packed the visual oomph required.

Designed by Catherine Young of Array Interors and built by Brindabella. Photography: Colin Beever for Real Photos

WALL TILES – Terranova Blanca Carrara marble honed

FLOOR TILES – Terranova Basket Weave in Carrara and Nero marble, honed

BATH – Kado Lure Petit 1500mm freestanding acrylic

BATH TAPS – Laufen City Plus wall bath outlet in chrome

VANITY – CIBO Tasca vanity in gloss black polyurethane and 900mm single bowl

BASIN TAPS – Laufen City Plus basin mixer

SHAVING CABINET – ISSY Z1 Ballerina in charcoal oak

TOILET – Laufen Palomba wall-hung pan  in white with Geberit Omega 60 dual-flush button in chrome and Omega wall-hung cistern

SHOWER SCREEN – 10mm glass sliding door and fixed panel

SHOWER TAPS – Hansgrohe Chroma Select E overhead shower; Hansgrohe Chroma Select E wall shower; Laufen City Plus shower mixer with diverter

ACCESSORIES – Sonia S6 toilet roll holder and double towel rail in chrome; äska double robe hook in chrome; Inda grab rail in chrome; Windisch shaving mirror in chrome; Astro wall light in chrome

Small bathrooms are our speciality and we’re fantastic at solving tricky layout problems. Contact us today to see how we can apply our expert knowledge to your next bathroom renovation. 

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