COMPILED BY Julia Freemantle PHOTOS DOOK (The Arcadia), Justin Chung (OWIU), Lar Glutz (Lisa Rorich), Bjorn Wallander (Viya), Supplied
Guest bathrooms have the power to impress – and savvy design tricks, and smart use of texture, colour and lighting, can turn these usually compact spaces into a showpiece.
The careful balance of light and dark elements with different textures and shapes can create a sense of drama, opulence and space.
Hendre Bloem has combined a feature window with a carefully placed pendant trio to offset the dark tiles and pedestal – and by running the tiles vertically, he’s given height to the space.
John Jacob Interiors built lighting into the fabric of the architecture, and used sculptural sconces and a pendant as focal points.
In this mesmerising space, ARRCC masterfully mixed rough and smooth surfaces, clean lines and organic forms, and dark tones with dramatic warm lighting, for a space that’s instantly arresting.
Paired with memorable fittings and finishes, colour can instantly up the mood-lifting power of a cloakroom. The key to creating a sense of comfort and luxury is layering.
Using a chrome and marble vanity, delicate ceiling mouldings and a leafy wallpaper, John Jacob Interiors has created a feminine, elegant space that’s light and bright.
Soothing tones, moody backlit mirrors and tactile surfaces combine in this Clinton Savage Interiors bathroom to create glamour, but also a warm welcome.
While it may seem counterintuitive, dark spaces can be comforting, and often seem bigger than they are – Alape and Studio 19 both used dark walls to create a cocooning effect in their charismatic spaces.
A bachelor’s dream home by Atelier Interiors is a study in contrast, with clean contemporary lines and light organic pattern living side by side in this sophisticated bathroom.
Using a powerful combination of lighting, colour and layering, Clinton Savage Interiors created a space that draws guests in.
Creating a memorable space requires thinking about what might catch the eye, or make an impression. Striking objets d’art, unusually shaped mirrors, and unique pedestals and vanities can all make your guest bathroom stand out.
A Japanese-inspired loft bathroom by OWIU shows that you don’t need formality in a space for it to have presence – here, it’s the casual styling and natural textures you notice.
Jewel-toned tiles in this Lisa Rorich Architects cloakroom are reflected in the mirror, exaggerating the effect of the striking material.
Jaime Hayon’s new Toto bathroom range focuses on smooth, sensual forms, and introduces colours and curves in a way that’s understated yet impressive.
Using one- of-a-kind, handcrafted pieces, Viya has fashioned a space that, once seen, is unlikely to be forgotten.