Russell Henderson, Smarter Bathrooms most awarded bathroom designer, took the chainsaw to the conglomeration of back sheds of his Brunswick house, utilising the area to create a spacious family friendly bathroom design that would stand the test of time and accommodate the needs of his growing family.
Mature bathroom design, honed from years of bathroom specification, meant careful selection of products and finishes enable Russell to carry a theme of square forms with rounded corners throughout the room creating a feeling of commonality and oneness, minimising the clutter and giving the room a feeling of balance and simplicity.
Russell Henderson has been a fan of the Hansgrohe Puravida tapware range since its inception. He relished the opportunity to use it in his own home, voting with his feet and his wallet. A strong recommendation for the innovative white and silver design, inspired by the iPhone.
The Hansgrohe tapware provided the base for the selection of other fittings such as the vanity handles and even down to the rounded corner on the top of the frameless shower screen in the walk through shower. Other items such as the Laufen basin and the toilet suite were chosen in sympathy with the iPod shape.
A clever juxtaposition of the peacock blue vanity and the timber-look tiles gives vibrancy and design interest to the bathroom design, adding visual focus.
“Those timber tiles have been trending since Mark and Duncan used them in their bathroom on The Block” Henderson said. Henderson picked it early, selecting the timber look to complete his bathroom design last year proving he is still at the leading edge of contemporary bathroom style.
Storage needs are concealed in the wall above the bathroom vanity in a recessed mirrored cabinet, and the towel rails are recessed into a special alcove to move them from the traffic zone into and out of the bathroom. A recess in the shower accommodates shower products, the position of which hides them from view as you enter the bathroom.
Light floods the space from a small sliding window, but is reflected off the white gloss tiles which adorn the walls, maximising reflection. The space is also lit with a solar tube and concealed downlights.