Utopia    Case Study 12 May 2017

Luxury interiors and furnishings specialist Claire Rendall adds an artistic twist to this traditional bathroom

This traditional bathroom, designed by Claire Rendall, features a monochromatic colour scheme, including a roll top bath with a painted exterior that replicates the natural veining and patterns of black marble, finished with tapered silver ball feet. Art-Deco style taps in a chrome finish are partnered with the bath to give the space a retro feel.

The pure white walls, painted in Farrow and Ball’s Great White, are adorned with 17th century frontispieces depicting biblical scenes and exotic birds, while intriguing wall-hung candles give the space an almost gothic renaissance feel. These decorative French piano candle scones were personally selected by Claire Rendall from a flea market near Le Mans.

However, the true focal point of this room is the striking statue hovering over the bathtub. The bronze is called “Brink”, and was created by artist Cathy Lewis. The statue proposes an interesting posture, standing on its tiptoes, while the apt positioning makes it appear as if it is about to jump into the bathtub.  Claire Rendall discovered this unique piece at Spike Island in Bristol – it is a limited edition, being one of only nine ever made.

“As a luxury interior designer, my role is to make my client’s dreams come true.  No two clients are the same and I never replicate designs. My design work is always a unique response to a unique person, environment and set of circumstances.  Whether it’s rich and sumptuous, contemporary chic, historic or maybe a bit whimsical, my passion is in the detail.  I believe that if something is man-made it needs to be as good as it can be, or we may as well go home!  Being surrounded by a great team is also a big trick, when everyone puts in their bit of magic, the end design result is fabulous!” said Claire.

Claire Rendall | clairerendall.com