A level above them all – this stunning penthouse resides in a newly built block in South West London. The blank canvas required a striking kitchen and bathroom to suit its swanky setting. “I wanted a contemporary, luxurious styled home that would stand the test of time,” said
the homeowner. “Elegant, stylish and yet practical – it had to incorporate every necessity. I had seen Hyde House’s work in a number of my friends’ houses and knew they would be able to create the perfect look.”
Instead of crafting one fluid colour scheme, the master and second bathrooms had to stand apart from one another, while still emulating the luxurious and bespoke feel the owners desired. “I started with the tiles, which were selected from Bibliotheque, and then brought in a Resinate finishing system and framework, so the joinery added visual interest,” said Joanna. However, though original, the bathroom had to have a muted and subtle colour palette. Joanna selected a luxurious combination of grey hues for the space – they are equally neutral and stylishly subtle, while perfectly matching the silver-grey of the mirrors and altogether exuding utter luxury.
“We selected porcelain tiles and marble Rock Face tiles for the bathroom,” continued Joanna, “these add a real sense of drama to the space, as well as an organic tone, which perfectly marries the homeowners’ desire for luxury and subtly.” The furniture within the master bathroom uses fret work with a mirror inlay behind it, and a beautiful granite worktop on the vanity unit and bath top. Though an altogether theatrical scheme, the addition of the inlaid mirrors truly steals the show. They cleverly divert light to different sectors of the room, which enhances the effect of the subtle recessed lighting, while simultaneously alluding to the room being larger, as the space is reflected on the mirror’s surface – adding depth and a multitude of visual layers.
The Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware nicely finishes the scheme, its simplicity and sophistication is the perfect partner to the mix of materials and allows the quirky elements to stand centre stage. “I love the tiles selected and I love the fret work on the vanity units; the combination together creates a really original scheme, perfectly to suited to the apartment,” added the homeowner.Hyde House Bespoke Designs | hydehouse.co.uk