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Room of the Week – modern bathroom … a BlogTour NYC special

March 14, 2012

This weeks Room of the Week is a modern bathroom with a large standalone bath.  From the House to Home galleries this bathroom provides a sanctuary from day-to-day life and a large bathtub to relax in.

Modern bathrooms are often squeezed into a homes floor plan and usually lack space. If you have the luxury of a large room you should make the most of it and choose your fittings to reflect the space. Using a stand alone bath is often a traditional choice but this room shows that the look can also be very contemporary if you choose the correct fittings.

With less than a week to go until Blog Tour NYC starts this weeks Room of the Week focuses on three of the sponsors of the tour who offer elements that you could use in a bathroom. Two are bathroom companies Victoria + Albert a long-term sponsor, and Axor who become a sponsor this week. The third is Vitra who is also a new additional to the sponsor list. Vitra are well-known for the great furniture they manufacture.

If you are looking for a contemporary stand alone bath Victoria + Albert is a good place to look. Cast from a mixture of volcanic limestone and resin these baths become pieces of sculpture in your bathroom. The Amalfi bath holds over 250 litres of water when full – the perfect size for those days when you need a good soak, the glass of champagne is optional …

The Axor Starck range is a classic bathroom choice that I have used several times for clients. Designed by Phillipe Starck the design is very simple and it will never go out of fashion. The original version has a feather handle or it is now available with the pin handle. Axor also has free-standing bath mixers in other ranges with complementary basin taps.

If you have a large bathroom it is nice to be able to include some additional seating within the room. both for function and decoration. The Eames stool from Vitra would be a great choice for this. The natural wood also adds a warmth to a bathroom that can often be cold due to the tiling and bathroom fittings. These stools were designed by Charles and Ray Eames for the Rockefeller Centre in New York so have a great Blog Tour NYC connection.

Remember that every element is a part of the overall look of your bathroom and try not to economise on anything. If you do have the luxury of space indulge yourself because we all need somewhere nice to relax don’t we?

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