Designer    Exhibition 22 Mar 2018

Grand Designs Live reveals plans for exciting new addition to the May show, The Lavatory Project

This year’s Grand Kitchens & Bathroom Hall at the Grand Design Live exhibition will see the addition of an exciting new sector, The Lavatory Project.

Focussed on what many deem to be the ‘afterthought’ of home renovations, the Lavatory Project will feature a series of installations curated by talented designers to showcase the true potential of the downstairs toilet or cloakroom.

The eight selected designers will be enlivening small cloakroom-style spaces focussing on a theme of ‘Design by You’. Each example will celebrate the idea of creating unique, individual spaces that embrace the bold and don’t shy away from making a statement.

An insight on each design:

Samantha Theakstone of Samantha Jane Décor – Theakstone plans to return to the Grand Design show after being shortlisted for the room set competition during 2017’s Birmingham exhibition. She plans to focus on opulence in her lavatory scheme by combining metallics, concrete and bright tiling, all of which will be off-set by tones of mustard and deep blue.

Sharon Jane of Sharon Jane Designs – As a trained wallpaper designer, Jane will apply her expertise to create a bright and bold scheme, with mixed textures, weave-style wallpaper and block-painted colours that will be enhanced further by her use of exposed bulbs and fibre cable.

Trish Coggans of Outshine Interiors – Coggans’ design defies conventional contemporary bathroom aesthetics and embraces the shimmering style of Hollywood glamour. Gold and brass sat alongside layers of opulent patterned wallpaper will craft a red-carpet-ready space.

Lisa Roberts of The Open Plan – Making a statement with bold, clashing colours, Roberts’ design is sure to draw the eye. While the playful spots and stripes, graphic artwork and convex mirrors craft an Alice-in-Wonderland-style, surrealist effect.

Maria Gratsova of Bright Designs – Currently an interior design student at the KLC School of Design, Gratsova’s design will be a favourite for fans of Scandinavian style, with mid-Century lines and patterns in a fresh and summery colour scheme.

Lyndsey Burrow of Grace & Grey Interiors – Anything but boring, Burrow’s lavatory project will combine soft pastels, flamingo prints and monochromatic tilting to create a feminine, boudoir aesthetic.

Joanna Beavan of AUBE Interiors – Aligning with the trend for bringing the outside in, Beaven’s bathroom will use plants in abundance, alongside natural colours and British products.

Helen Crouch of Concept & Completion – Adding a regal twist to the occasion, Crouch’s concept is inspired by the upcoming royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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