An Award-winning Bathroom

An Award-winning Bathroom


Mar 04, 2019
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A combination of marble, pattern and brass that'll leave you feeling full of bathroom envy

A combination of marble, pattern and brass that'll leave you feeling full of bathroom envy 

The London Evening Standard’s popular Homes & Property section holds an annual Design Awards, celebrating the best interior design from across the capital. As a guide to the latest trends it’s hard to beat. At Perrin & Rowe, we always look out for the winning kitchen and bathroom designs.

Gold is a Neutral Bathroom

One clear trend is the growing appeal of brassware in finishes other than chrome. From the refinement of nickel to the glamour of gold, buyers are becoming more adventurous – both in kitchens and bathrooms.

The winning bathroom at the Design Awards took this trend to its logical conclusion. With a brass-faced vanity unit set off against sophisticated dark walls, this bathroom reflected its owner’s passion for bold metallics. Jess Hurrell is a former journalist and the interior designer behind popular blog, Gold is a Neutral.

Gold is a Neutral Bathroom

Jess specified Perrin & Rowe taps and shower fittings from both our Contemporary and Traditional ranges in satin brass. We especially love the contrast of the large shower rose (in satin brass of course) looks against the Arabescato marble. The beautiful free-standing bath is from our friends at Victoria + Albert, cast in volcanic limestone for a gleaming finish and excellent heat-retention. The monochrome tiles are from Bert & May.

The Evening Standard judges called the bathroom ‘rich and exciting’, and made it their clear winner. It is more evidence of a move away from the minimalism that led bathroom design in the noughties - which was always a bit cold and clinical for some. Now you don’t have to choose anything white, plain, untextured or chrome! Let your imagination run riot!

Gold is a Neutral Bathroom

Photographs: Kasia Fizer

To read about the full renovation, read part one and part two on the Gold is a Neutral blog.

Products specified (all in satin brass):

5368 Contemporary Thermostatic Mixer

5205 Traditional Eight-Inch Shower Rose

5384 Traditional Overhead Shower Arm

3856 Contemporary Three-Hole Bath Filler

3831 Contemporary Three-Hole Basin Set