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Key elements for bathroom finishes – Carbon, Fire & Dust

Dark and moody colour palettes on-trend

A deeper, bolder colour palette in bathroom design is the result of a significant cultural shift, according to one of the world’s leading trends forecasters.

Li Edelkoort, renowned for her long-term global trends forecasts, delivered some shape-shifting insights into colour and texture in a highly anticipated workshop with Caesarstone quartz surfaces earlier this year (2018).

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Caesarstone’s Rugged Concrete sets the scene in this kitchen project.

Illustrating the increasingly dramatic colours being used in bathrooms, Edelkoort explained that interior design is no longer a culture that tries to imitate nature but rather take inspiration from it.

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Caesarstone 5100 Vanilla Noir

Bathrooms, for example, will take their cue from carbon fibre, those materials that come naturally from fire and dust. “It’s a new way of looking at beauty,” said Ms Edelkoort. And dark, dramatic colours will be used in bathrooms to create a more sophisticated, hedonistic ambience. “Many bathrooms will include black, sometimes in combination with brass, to create a sense of luxury,” she said.

Kohler Purist PVD tapware

Matching tapware 

Kohler’s PVD tapware, including the modernist Purist and the vintage Artifacts collections, are the perfect fit for this look. Each is available in a range of ‘precious metals’ including brushed bronze, polished gold and rose gold. Purist, while inspired by vintage hand pumps, is the essence of simplicity and authenticity – a timeless design in either a single lever mixer or three piece basin set.

Kohler Purist

Artifacts Basin Set

Artifacts is the antithesis of this – a collection of tapware that references the form and ornamentation of the Edwardian period, available in the deep, rich textures of oil-rubbed and vibrant brushed bronze. Each collection has matching accessories.

Kohler Artifacts

Artifacts Basin Set in oil rubbed bronze

Dramatic stone or quartz surfaces in deepest black, bold charcoal or midnight grey will feature on benchtops, splashbacks, walls and floors, some in solid colour and others with sweeping, bold pattern and veining or smaller, homogeneous chips. Each will create a sense of visual daring and bold statement.

Back to black with basins

In keeping with this bold design are Kohler’s Petaline and Mica jet black basins – each a statement piece to provide perfect balance with the dramatic dark tones of the Caesarstone finishes. Petaline, inspired by a single petal, is a feat of engineering mastery in cast iron with black enamel finish. The 615mm long basin is counter-balanced to create a vision of elegance and seemingly impossible poise.

Kohler Petaline Basin

Petaline’s profile cuts a sharp and striking silhouette.

Mica, available in either square or round format, is a beautifully sophisticated and refined honed black countertop vessel with super slim walls – just 6mm – to give the appearance of extreme delicacy and understated style.

Mica Black Basin

Edelkoort used some of Caesarstone’s quartz surfaces to demonstrate the look – such as Vanilla Noir, Piatra Grey and Night Sky – along with metal elements, such as brass, to further enhance the sense of luxury and indulgence that can be achieved.

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Introducing Taut… new high calibre tapware from KOHLER

Global bathroom designer, Kohler, has released a high calibre range of tapware that brings quality and design within the reach of first home buyers and budget-conscious renovators.

Kohler Taut Tapware Collection

Taut features classic, streamlined design and a high quality polished chrome finish – but it’s what is not visible that sets this tap apart.

Kohler uses the highest quality materials in its state-of-the-art factories that each have a global sustainability goal of net zero by 2035. Each basin and kitchen mixer features durable ceramic valves that have been tested to 1,000,000 on/off cycles – the equivalent of 50 years of domestic use. All hoses are of flexible stainless steel.

There is a 15 year warranty on Taut tapware and the polished chrome finish resists scratching, corrosion and wear to a level that is twice the industry standard.

The Taut collection features a choice of regular and tall basin mixers, each with a user-friendly flat-tab lever, plus a wall mount mixer. Each has a WELS rating of Five stars (less than six litres per minute).

Kohler Taut Tapware Collection

These are supported by shower/bath mixers with and without diverter – featuring the new Slim Trim backing plate – together with a wall mount bath spout.

Kohler Taut Tapware Collection

The tapware collection includes a kitchen mixer featuring the same classically simple, clean lines with goose neck spout and a Five star WELS rating (less than 6 litres per minute).

Kohler Taut Tapware Collection

Link to the Taut product leaflet here.

Luxurious bathroom reno exudes sophisticated styling with a masculine edge

Award-winning NZ designer Kelly Gammie, recognised for her love of colour and texture, recently completed a luxurious townhouse project for a busy professional couple. The home’s compact bathrooms showcase a clever use of bold granite with natural timbers.

Kohler Auckland Townhouse Project

The owners, while living in the inner city, wanted to incorporate their love of nature into their bathing space – the look was to be sophisticated while exhibiting a soft masculine edge.

Kelly chose large format moody, granite-look tiles as her starting point – her philosophy is that the WOW factor has to sit side by side with functionality for any bathroom to truly shine.

Kohler Auckland Townhouse Project

To prevent visual overload in the master bath, the vanity wall was finished in a solid ebony-brown tile with fixtures such as bath, back-to-wall toilet and vanity/basin in crisp white. Hand-blown glass pendant lights by Kate Brown complete the look in this bathroom.

Kohler Auckland Townhouse Project

Clean lines were essential for this richly textured bathroom to have visual impact while not overwhelming. Kohler’s Terrace Basin, with its beautiful rectilinear design and European Oak storage drawer, plus the brand’s Grande rimless toilet were the perfect fit. Tapware from Kohler included the semi industrial style Composed mixer – winner of this year’s Red Dot Design Award (2017) – plus the Memphis bath spout.

Kelly injected some defining black accents in the form of powder coated aluminium shutters and custom-made framed shower.

Kohler Auckland Townhouse Project