Designer    Feature 01 Jul 2013

Less is More: Cabellero opt for simplicity in their latest London property project

Big budget projects can often lead to a complex and overwhelming design scheme. However, the bathroom in this London home finds beauty in simplicity…

As part of the brief for the interior design of an expansive modern home, the client requested that the existing master suite be transformed into something truly exceptional. Interior design studio Cabellero, based in London’s Knightsbridge, designed a complete suite that spanned four rooms comprising of the main bedroom, dressing room, private lounge and a glorious bathroom.

The client’s brief for the bathroom was that it should be luxurious yet contemporary, and whilst ultimately a calming space, it should be far from bland. A Castello freestanding bath was selected to be the focal point for the room and its curves were then traced by a striking elliptical wall tiled with a pearlescent Bisazza mosaic. Whilst not only providing a dramatic feature, when a relaxed light setting is chosen, the overhead fittings dim down while other concealed fittings illuminate causing the glass mosaic wall to glimmer and provide the perfect ambience for a relaxing bathing experience.

For its dual qualities of soft white undertones along with dark prominent veining, Arabescata marble was specified to line the remaining surfaces. Obtaining the perfect finish from a marble with such pronounced veining is extremely difficult because standard sized tiles will leave the veining cut short and mismatched along the grout lines. For total control of the finish quality, individual marble slabs were selected from Italy and then laid in a bookmatched pattern, providing an unbroken tapestry of elegant veining.

His and hers stone basins with Keuco mirror cabinets above are symmetrically positioned to each side of the bath, whilst to the reverse of the mosaic feature wall is a steam shower with a cantilevered marble seat. Within the enclosure there are also dual rain showerheads operated by chrome Dornbracht Mem controls.