This low-key-luxurious, contemporary scene owes some of its serenity to the walls washed with a subtle pink and paired with calm concrete flooring. Create this retreat-like vibe by repurposing a sideboard for use with his-and-hers basins, swapping your bath for a spacious shower, and adding brass fittings, dark greenery and hints of ochre. The final flourish is the floor mirror – a piece you’ll gaze at fondly for years to come.
Anchor a vignette beside your basin with a small ceramic bud vase filled with sculptural twigs or fresh spring greenery. Observe the styling rule of thumb by arranging an odd number of objects (three or five works well) for visual balance, and remember practical can – and should – be pretty too, so choose items that please all the senses to make your daily rituals a pleasure.
BACKDROP Wall in Resene Fossil, resene.co.nz. FROM LEFT Trestle 900 vanity by Progetto, $1299, plumbline.co.nz. Pumice stone, $16; Herringbone face towel by Classicky, $23, everyday-needs.com. pH Perfect body and hand wash, $39, sansceuticals.com. Sanctum 530 basin vessel by Apaiser, $1399; Fontane Bianche three-hole basin mixer by Salvatori, $1699, plumbline.co.nz. Vase stylist’s own.
BACKDROP Wall in Resene Siam; plinths in Resene Bandicoot (rear), Resene Avocado (middle) and Resene Eagle, resene.co.nz. Firenze Cuoio Hex tiles, $30/m2, tiles.co.nz. FROM LEFT Large pit-fired vase by Bryce Stevens, $280, babelogue.shop. Classic Highrise basin mixer by Nicolazzi, $999; Orbit Vessel basin by Apaiser, $1099; Regal ceiling- mount rainhead by Nicolazzi, $799, plumbline.co.nz. Oak hook, $13; string bag by Rethink, $16, blackbirdgoods.co.nz. Tube Plus three-hole basin mixer by Progetto, $399; Consort basin taps by Progetto, $299, plumbline.co.nz. Branches stylist’s own.