Brief: The Albany Road bathrooms design project was part of a full house renovation in St Leonards on sea, which started 1 week after the family moved in. The house was completely stripped back whilst essential building, electrics and heating work was carried out, along with the reconfiguration of 3 bathrooms, including; Family bathroom, En-suite off the master bedroom and 2nd floor bathroom
The Albany Road Bathroom Schemes:
2nd Floor Bathroom: The 2nd floor bathroom was the easiest in terms of configuration as we were working with the existing room layout and re-using the original bath and a Victorian sink recycled from another bathroom. The large room had plenty of space to add a separate shower enclosure and we wanted to work with the light from the huge attic window by keeping the décor natural and warm. We suggested a scheme with tongue and groove medite panelling – which is FSC certified and no added formaldehyde, painted in low-VOC Farrow & Ball Dimpse accented with natural dark wood and plenty of plants. The Victorian style ‘Henley Fog’ floor tiling was a nod back to the house’s original era.
Master Bedroom En-suite: This bathroom was originally going to be a much smaller shower room, but after ‘stealing’ space from the planned dressing room, the owners wanted to expand the room to include a wet-room style waterfall shower, as well as a freestanding bath. The striking wall of emerald green tiles that stretched floor to ceiling creates a dramatic focal point, complimented by the dark wood vanity unit and tongue and groove surround, which strikes the perfect balance between contemporary and traditional.
Family Bathroom: Despite being the smallest of the 3, we managed to squeeze plenty of fun and function into the family bathroom, with bath, shower, toilet, vanity unit, recessed mirrored cabinet and traditional style panelling. The owners wanted this bathroom to be the most hard-working as it would be used by their young son and we choose a more colourful scheme to reflect a more playful aesthetic for the young family.