It isn’t long until the finalists are revealed for the 2015 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards and this year I am excited to see the shortlist for new award; Bathroom Design. I am told the entries were tough to narrow to five by Coco Republic judges Jeremy and Anthony. As a result, I was inspired to look at some of the most intriguing bathrooms from around the globe.
I found traditional and timeless powder rooms, ensuites that exude luxury and contemporary spaces with striking architectural features. Some offer a beautiful sanctuary for relaxation whilst others serve the everyday family lifestyle.
I love the look of a freestanding bath. The style has become a staple in bathrooms around the world and yet it is exciting to see the designs used differently every time.
Shortlisted in 2014 for an International Design Excellence Award, the Chepstow Bathroom by KBB Project is a brilliant example of traditional design with a claw foot tub, soft grey/blue walls and exquisite joinery. Another shortlisted bathroom by KBB Project, the Habitat bathroom in Poland exudes opulence and elegance with luxe details including marble, black cabinetry and even banquet style seating.
Toronto designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg of Yabu Pushelberg push the boundaries with contemporary designs and their own home in NYC is no exception. A minimalist space enriches a sense of luxury with clean lines.
Every week I have kept a firm eye on The Block and Room Reveals are always my favourite part. I’ve loved seeing the amazing ensuites, main bathrooms and powder rooms that offer luxury living with a refined glamour in South Yarra. Josh and Charlotte’s modern design with natural timber, large charcoal tiles and plantation shutters is right up my alley. Double head showers, freestanding tubs and a magnificent use of feature tiles enhance a contemporary aesthetic that any buyer will be thrilled to enjoy.
Make sure you take a peek at the finalists for the 2015 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards in the May issue of Belle Magazine, on sale April 9.