Nicolette Le Pelley co-founded and runs the indispensable online sourcebook TheHouseDirectory.com. She offers us an inspiring round-up of bathroom surfaces for floors and walls.
The inspiring gallery of elegant bathrooms on the Drummonds website was my launch pad for this round-up, but whatever wall and floor surface you choose ( marble, wood, stone, glass, wallpaper, corrugated metal, even leather), the combination with Drummonds’ classically-styled cast iron baths and generously-proportioned basins will be really mind-blowing!
Drummonds’ Usk cast iron bath takes centre stage in this stunning bathroom by Marc Newson. The Italian Carrara marble creates a striking impact and the floor and walls join in a seamless curve. The ceiling has been lowered to give a sense of intimacy in the large room.
Drummonds’ elegant Spey bath sits in front of a distressed glass mirror in this open-plan bedroom at Babington House in Somerset.
Art Deco meets 1980s Italian design in this graphic design by interior designer Kelly Wearstler. The walls and floor are in pink onyx, white Carrara and black Nero Marquina marble and the cabinet is lacquered goatskin.
No other decoration is needed with these colourful mismatched antique tiles from the Reclaimed Tile Company or this contemporary take on a panelled bathroom by MW/Works Architecture & Design. For a lovely example of more traditional painted panelling, see this beautiful Scottish shooting lodge in Angus, designed by Remus Interiors.
Quirky and budget bathroom wall cladding: architect Glenn Robert Lym has used basic corrugated iron roofing in this contemporary bathroom. You can’t beat wallpaper to create an elegant, traditional bathroom. This one features one of De Gournay’s wonderful panoramic scenes entitled ‘Early Views of India’.
Interior design by Miles Redd. Photography by Simon Upton (The Interior Archive).
I can’t wait to see Drummonds’ collaboration with de Gournay at Decorex 2014, where they will be creating a 1920s inspired powder room – the epitome of luxury.