Mixing styles of furniture brassware and wall or floor coverings. ‘Use classic brassware with a twist- slightly matt materials like pewter are popular and can easily be mixed with modern- looking sanitary ware.’
Moving your tub from the bathroom to the bedroom. ‘Many home design schemes are being influenced by the look and feel of boutique hotels, where the bath is often a focal point of the bedroom. Putting a tub in the bedroom creates an extremely luxurious and slightly decadent style and freestanding baths with generous proportions will really make a statement.
More colour, fewer white tiles and chrome accessories. ‘People also want a bigger choice of materials, softer shapes and a more feminine mood throughout the whole room.
Showers that give a ‘rainfall’ effect. ‘Water spouts that pour water out in a waterfall styleand large ceiling mounted shower panels that give the impression of rainfall are very popular, as is using natural materials like wood. More adventurous woods such as are replacing paler colours.
Clean lines, but with a softer feel than the recent stark, minimal trend. ‘People now want to create a more gentle space. Making all the elements fit together without buying a matching suite, for example, is important. Wall hung toilets with concealed cisterns, oval or pebble shaped basins and baths, and mirrors with disguised taps built in, all help to create this feel.’
This strikingly colourful ceramic basin is inspired by Piet Mondrian, famous for his use of three primary colours and grids of vertical and horizontal black lines. The Dutch painter, part of the De Stijl Movement, had a unique style and this sophisticated look has been cleverly replicated by avante for this basin from its new Ridere Collection – one of seven innovative looks. The basin measures in at 390mm diameter x 150mm deep
The Titanium Standing Lavatory Mixer features the distinguishing high-tech one-touch functionality with hydroprogressive engineering, ideal for a modern home where minimalism is key.
The Model 22-1.504 Standing Lavatory Mixer stands at 45 1/2” tall and is defined by linear lines, aesthetic form and uncompromising quality, all hallmarks of the Titanium Series. Designed for the ultimate user experience, just the slightest movement gets you into the flow of water, as the handle is integrated into the body of the fixture itself rather than sticking out from the side. The faucet features a 35˚ projection. Applying American refinement to rich Italian design and artistic sensibility, the master craftsmen at Watermark have again created the latest bath industry innovation.
There are 21 different Titanium Series combinations of lavatory deck mount faucets, which includes 6 different spouts,2 bases (short and tall), 2 handle styles and freestanding shower faucets. Also in the Titanium Series are coordinated shower systems, kitchen faucets, accessories, lighting, grab bars and even knobs and pulls. All of these are available in 35 finishes, not just chrome and nickel like other Italian contemporary designs. And as always these faucets comes with Watermark Designs’ lifetime warranty on valves and finishes.