Beata Heuman

Bath time...

Bathroom design has in recent years become rather generic – and it seems generally accepted that ‘OK’ is good enough.

by Beata Heuman | November 2016

Bath time...

Detail of Balineum's pop up shop at Pentreath & Hall

The reality is that bathrooms require a lot more thought than your average room when it comes to the design. It may be that since the focus is on functionality people find it harder to be creative with the design – which is even more reason to think of original treatments that will make the room all the more pleasing. Try and make the bathroom an exciting space and look to the past for inspiration. It’s a great opportunity to do something unexpected.

Small bathroom designed for a client of ours – with specialist painted walls a la David Hicks and a chequered factory style shower which can be viewed through the bespoke mirror.Small bathroom designed for a client of ours – with specialist painted walls a la David Hicks and a chequered factory style shower that can be viewed through the bespoke mirror.

Back in the good old days you’d find the same fitted carpets and wallpapers in a bathroom as you would in a drawing room. I always have such fun looking around bathrooms in old houses. People did mad things which were definitely not the most practical but there is a lot of feeling in it! And it is worth considering making the bathroom a cosier and welcoming space if you can.

Our favourite place to find all things bathroomy is Balineum. You can rest assured that you’re getting the best – founder Sarah Watson is a true bathroom enthusiast!

A bathroom I came across in San Francisco last year – perfect time capsule!

Bathroom I came across in San Francisco last year – perfect time capsule. 

Turn of the century bathroom from Casa de Rui Barbosa in Rio de Janerio.Turn of the century bathroom from Casa de Rui Barbosa in Rio de Janerio.

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