Selasa, 31 Desember 2013

Happy 2014

Wishing you a very Happy New Year




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Senin, 16 Desember 2013

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Jumat, 06 Desember 2013

Berkshire Riverside family bathroom in neutral tones

Today we are featuring a bathroom that we completed for clients of ours in Berkshire during the summer.  Our couple, who were shortly to become parents, wanted a family bathroom in neutral tones similar to a luxury hotel.

Our widely traveled clients wanted a hotel look for their Jack 'n' Jill family / en suite bathroom in their Berkshire Riverside home.  A separate bath and shower was a must, even at the expense of losing a door into their bedroom. 

Burgbad Mera basin + mirror cupboard, and Bisque Gio towel radiator plus bath, WC and shower
1600 Bath, Duravit Darling New WH WC, Fiora flat 1400 tray + hinged panel
Burgbad Mera double basin unit + Mirror Cabinet, Valentino by Piemme Diamond Grey tiles
There were a variety of constraints on the design as the home was part of an old house that had been converted into a number of separate homes some time previously.  Our designer suggested a Burgbad Mera double basin unit and mirror cabinet, Duravit Darling New wall hung WC, 1600 bath with Fiora flat 1400 tray and fixed and hinged panel, Bisque Gio towel radiator and Gessi shower and basin taps and Valentino-Piemme Diamond Grey completed the design.   Valentino-Piemme Diamond Grey tiles are a feature of this room.

The clients are thrilled with their new bathroom and are now enjoying it with their recent addition to their family.

Senin, 02 Desember 2013

Axor Hansgrohe Italy - Axor Duriniquindici in Milan

Axor Hansgrohe recently opened a new showroom in Milan, AXOR DURINIQUINDICI.

Axor Lamp Shower by Nendo
Axor Duriniquindici - celebrating water and design
Axor WaterDream by Nendo

Axor WaterDream by Front - copper pipework
Axor Bouroullec
Axor Urquiola bath in the foreground - Axor Duriniquindici
Axor Duriniquindici - featuring the Axor Urquiola bath 
(currently on display in the Soak in Style showroom)
When you are attending the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan Axor Duriniquindici will be a must see.

Kamis, 28 November 2013

Knockout Neutrals - The Greys Have It

Neutrals are the mainstay of many people's wardrobes and interiors - classics are classics for a reason - they NEVER go out of fashion!  Neutrals used with flair and style create harmony and luxury in your home.  They can however look dull and bland but this can easily be avoided by adding pattern and layers into the room.  For those of you who are nervous of choosing your colours yourself look on Pinterest for inspiration, tear out pages you like from magazines and gradually you can build up confidence in narrowing down what your favourite look is.  Alternatively take the advice of a specialist designer who will be happy to assist.

The leading colour in neutrals at the moment is Grey - or should we say 50 shades of grey as every permutation of the colour is popular both in fashion and in interiors. 
Oasis Infinity Grigio
Oasis Master Grigio
Duravit X-Large - Oak Anthracite
Duravit Happy D.2 - Linen (a tactile textured finish)
Dansani Zaro
Bisque Tetro - Volcanic
Bisque Tetro - Volcanic
Bisque Svelte - Volcanic
Trend Mosaico Aureo Grey
Trend Mosaico Aureo Grey
Trend Liberty Onyx
Grey bath via Pinterest (Belle Vivir)
Grey and Gold , the gold softens the grey - see on Pinterest
If you want a bespoke bathroom that you love walking into - come and see our showroom in Maidenhead, contact us by email or call us on 01628 783686.

Sabtu, 16 November 2013

Indulge yourself

Winter is on the way, the nights are drawing in and there is a chill in the air.  Enjoy a warm pamper in a soothing soak in a bath.  Just because.
Victoria + Albert Amalfi Bath
Toulouse by Victoria + Albert
Gessi ISpa Bath
Duravit Happy D.2 freestanding Bath

Selasa, 12 November 2013

Cersaie 2013 - A Visual Smorgasbord!

Following on from our last post, here are a few items that caught out eye (some not in a good way!) as we hiked the halls.
a bling moment
Rubinetterie Treemme TIME

Rubinetterie Treemme - 5MM
Rubinetterie Treemme - LIGHT
Rubinetterie Treemme - PHILO
Beautiful traditional style bath - Devon + Devon
Traditional style Vanity Units - very similar to Sbordoni

Onix Mosaics
Onix Mosaics
Tonalite Metro Tiles
Metro Tiles including Gallery Slim from Land Porcelanico

Jumat, 08 November 2013

Cersaie 2013

Bologna - Cersaie 2013- as usual a smorgasborg of visual delights and an assault on the senses!  If we were to sum up our visual impressions on tiles in a few words we would say Concrete, Neutral, Texture and Wood (effect).  All shades of neutral abounded, with 50 shades of grey leading the way.  Textured tiles were in abundance, with wood effect, etched or fabric designs.  In terms of sanitaryware and bathroom furniture there was a mix of contemporary and traditional.  Contemporary was cutting edge designs with whippet thin furniture.  Traditional was rich and ornate with lots of gold or brass, this may be an Italian trend rather then spreading over the rest of Europe.
Balmy Bologna on a September morning
Catalano Impronta
Catalano Impronta 1250
Catalano Proiezioni 1050
Catalano Sfera 1000 c/w Innova furniture
Valentino by Piemme -  Elite
Valentino by Piemme - Marmi Reali
Valentino by Piemme - Prestige Bianco
PiemmeGres - Essenze Frassino
PiemmeGres - Geostone Beige
Hansgrohe Raindance Select
Hansgrohe Raindance Select - fabulous flow of water

Bisazza Flow
Bisazza Kumo Light Cloud
Bisazza Andromeda
Bisazza Opera
Bisazza Frozen Garden - Winter designed by Marcel Wanders
Bisazza Frozen Garden - Ice
Frozen Garden - Ice from Bisazza, designed by Marcel Wanders
Amalfi bath by Victoria + Albert on the Apavisa stand