Jumat, 28 November 2014

Weekend Edit: Designer Bathrooms - Starck

Philippe Starck - the pop star of design.

Dreaming of a designer bathroom?  Look no further!
Duravit Starck Basin + High Gloss Black Basin Unit
Axor Starck Organic Basin Mixer + Duravit High Gloss Black Furniture Unit
Duravit Starck Basin + Axor Starck Basin Mixer

Axor Starck + Duravit Starck Designer Bathroom
Axor Starck Organic + Duravit Starck Basin

Axor Starck Organic + Duravit Starck Basin - traditional with a twist

Axor Starck Ceiling Shower

Axor Starck Organic + Duravit Starck

Axor Starck Organic + Duravit Starck
Looking for more inspiration?  Check out the Duravit website to see their full range of ceramics, furniture and baths, and the Axor section of the Hansgrohe website for details of their ranges of taps and showers.
Whether you want a modern wetroom or en suite or a traditional bathroom we can create the bathroom of your dreams.  We have Duravit and Hansgrohe on display in the Soak in Style showroom, so come and see our showroom in Maidenhead.  Soak in Style offers a bespoke design and installation service, or if you have our own installer, a design and supply service.  Our Creative Director was a Finalist for the KBBR Bathroom Designer of the Year 2013, 2012 and 2011.

Rabu, 19 November 2014

GESSI Showroom Milan

Gessi Goccia at the Milan Showroom
The Soak team visited Salone del Mobile in Milan earlier on this year and were invited to attend one of the glamourous evening events Gessi were putting on during the fair at their Via Manzoni showroom.  We had already seen a fabulous display of Gessi at the fair and were looking forward to seeing the showroom which is set amongst luxury fashion boutiques.  Most of the boutiques in the area had transformed themselves into pop-up showrooms every evening which only added to the whole buzz of the design fair.  One can only imagine what a phantastmagorical experience it must be during Fashion Week.

We walked up to find an old fashioned car decorated with Gessi Eleganza and a number of scooters.

We entered and walked past a waterfall entrance and were welcomed into the Gessi entertaining area with a pianist and drinks and delicious Italian party food.  We had a good look round the very atmospheric showroom with cascading greenery and absorbing the truly luxurious design. 
Floral display in Gessi Showroom Milan
Gessi Eleganza
Gessi Eleganza with roses
Gessi Eleganza

Gessi Eleganza is designed by the Gessi Style Studio and brings a touch of traditional elegance to everyday life.  Who wouldn't want to walk into their bathroom and be greeted with this?


Minggu, 09 November 2014

Weekend Edit: Bathroom Storage

There is so much to think about when it comes to planning a new bathroom, so make sure you choose carefully so you have a functional bathroom that works for you as well as providing the bathroom storage you require.

Think about:
  • what goes inside your bathroom cupboards and drawers
  • furniture unit - what size and how many drawers
  • mirror or mirror cabinet
  • shelving
  • washing basket
Deliberating about the insides your bathroom drawers or cupboards (or what goes in them) is not as much fun as choosing the design, colours and style of the bathroom, but careful planning at this stage will give you comprehensive storage options.  Do you want to store tall cleaning bottles?  If you do and you have the space, a tall cupboard is something to consider.  Or perhaps it is make up, brushes and a some medicinal products that need to be out of sight.  Think about a mirror cabinet and a 2 or 4 drawer furniture unit, depending on the space you have.  You can also have shelving in a matching finish for decorative items.

Duravit Ketho Basin Unit + Mirror Cabinet, Dansani Storage Organisers, Burgbad Valea, Dansani Mido
A bathroom designer will be happy to help you make the most use of your space to offer you solutions within your budget.   Talk to us about our bespoke design and installation service, or if you have your own installer we also offer a design and supply service.