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Glitz and Glamour by Minosa Design

By • Dec 7, 2013

This elegant bathroom, part of a home in Balgowlah, in the Northern beaches of Sydney, Australia, was remodeled by Minosa Design.

Its use of mostly white and of white marble for its walls and floors gives it a high degree of sophistication.

Glitz and Glamour by Minosa Design:

“With such an extensive brief, the amount of product required and given the open plan request the designer chose to break from the normal 4-wall approach for this bathroom design.

In spatially planning the space, a central wall was positioned within the room. This allowed for perfect placement of the beautiful freestanding claw footed bath and also the crystal chandelier. For an added assault to the “bling” factor a Bisazza Swarovski crystal/glass white mosaic was used as the feature wall tile. This was also the first thing one views from the bedroom upon entering.

Behind this wall the toilet and double shower were positioned. This adds privacy for both ”working” areas without the need to introduce doors or separate enclosed rooms. Both the toilet and the shower areas have their own ventilation systems to handle the tasks…

Opposite, a double Corian® washbasin was selected with overhead and under bench storage. These items met the brief of lots of storage. The overhead recessed mirror cabinet has oversized mirror doors; incredibly they lift up to 90deg and will stay held in position wherever the client chooses… great for close makeup inspections!

The base units are offset, it provides a set down vanity area for the female client to prepare for her day, as well as to give an asymmetric appearance to the space; these units are electronically driven for ease of use.

The need for a dressing area was a real challenge, the designer chose to integrate LED lighting vertically in an aluminium extrusion that throws light across itself so that at 300mm (12in) from the front face of the mirror the light would intersect thus given perfect facial illumination. She loves it! Along with the feature chandelier, LED lighting takes on a large part of this design and is all controlled via dimmer for mood setting for when the space is used to relax and unwind.

The success of this space is the drama created with the brilliant materials selection. Stone tiles are used to create a sense of luxury, a free flowing long sheer custom curtain adds to the impact whilst also softening the space. Fittings are beautiful, functional and mostly Italian as the quality is there. The furniture and washbasin are Australian made, a perfect compliment to the space in every way.

The only requirement not met was their budget. The design surpassed their forecasted spend. However once the clients understood why they had to spend alittle more, they had no doubt that the result would ensue. The end result oozes luxury and in the clients own words we “created a masterpiece”!”

Photos courtesy of Minosa Design

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