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Material Mix: Hotel Chic

Material Mix: Hotel Chic

When interior designer and Instagram favourite Daniela Tasca York moved into her new home, she gave rooms a quick lick of paint to freshen them up but the bedroom and en-suite, which is an extension on top of the garage, was in need of some TLC. After reconfiguring the space and knocking down an internal wall, the result is a sophisticated scheme that oozes hotel chic with its neutral colour palette, textured surfaces and plenty of feel appeal. “Bathrooms are one of my favourite rooms to design,” says Daniela, “as they have to be well thought out, well planned, practical, stylish and design-wise, long lasting as no one wants to be ripping out their bathroom suite every time trends change.”

The main criteria for the new en-suite was that it needed to be all of the above but also to have its own place within the master suite, offering a cosy cocooned area that would be warm and welcoming to come home to. She began by removing a stud wall that doubled as a wardrobe along with the existing bath to create a luxurious walk-in shower area complete with basin and WC.

To achieve the high quality look and feel that she wanted, Daniela looked to Ca’ Pietra as her starting point, using stone at the heart of her project to lay the foundations upon which additional layers of design would be added. After looking at some samples in different lights at different times of the day, Daniela selected the rich black chocolatey Pantheon Marble tile with its strong veining and velvety soft honed finish. The dramatic black marble creates instant impact the moment you enter the room and it is used to stunning effect in the shower, behind the vanity basin unit and to box in the WC pipework.

To create contrast, Ca’ Pietra’s Avebury Ceramic Parchment was laid vertically on walls to bring a unique touch to the scheme and play off beautifully against the matt black taps, showerhead and enclosure. The bathroom is easy to clean and maintain thanks to the choice of stone tiling and the inclusion of a wall-hung vanity unit and WC, which also have the advantage of creating an illusion of space, which is so important in a compact bathroom. Daniela is over the moon with her new master suite and feels like she now gets to shower in her very own spa every day and what could possibly be better after a hard day’s work?

 

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