WOW FACTOR: Wallcovering

Good Homes Roomsets Bathroom

Image: Andrew Boyd

A bold black-and-white theme is the star of this stunning scheme. Stripped back and utilitarian, the wow factor comes from the statement black wall, monochrome tiles and chequerboard floor – all contrasted with the glorious simplicity of a white free-standing bath as a centrepiece. A contemporary shower and two statement black basins provide the functional pieces – with clay-coloured grout adding definition and impact to the white tiles. Elsewhere in the room, natural materials of bamboo and rattan sit with modern storage furniture and bright green foliage to bring in warmth, freshness and soft curves to the otherwise angular scheme.




Window wall painted in Rebel feature wall emulsion, £14 per 1.25ltr; above basins in Dash of Nutmeg emulsion, £14 per 2.5ltr; opposite wall in Serene matt emulsion, £14 per 2.5ltr, all Crown. Tiled ledge in Toto gloss white brick bond mosaic, £2.95 per 296x296x5mm sheet; Retro metro smooth white gloss tiles, £15.95 per sqm; Toto gloss white straight brick mosaic, £3.95 per 296x296x5mm sheet; Rhian matt white tiles, £28.45 per sqm; Isoline carbon tile, £18.95 per sqm, all Walls & Floors. Floor in Opus Luna SP111 and Nero SP115, from £32.49 per sqm, Karndean Designflooring.


Arctic white faux wood blind, £39.67, Blinds 2 Go.


Memoria wall-hung Rim-ex WC, £909; Memoria wall-hung standard seat, £245; Memoria round wash basin, £583; Twin O flush plate, £38; 4Life Silence bath, £3,087; Pure bath mixer, £645; Classic mirror, £875; Memoria basin mixer, £488; Nest tall unit, £728; Nest toothbrush holder, £61; Nest toilet roll holder, £101; Nest WC brush holder, £114; Nest towel ring, £96; Nest bathrobe holder, £58; Nest liquid soap dispenser, £82; Rain connection pipe, £15; Pure built-in shower mixer (exposed part), £53; built-in shower mixer (concealed part), £71; Rain L showerhead, £49; Zero to surface shower tray, £392, all VitrA.


Metal trapeze pendant, £145, Cox & Cox.


Hydrangea framed print and Honesty framed print, both by Scott Dunwoodie, £56 each; Wild Grasses framed print by Kathy Kennedy, £53, all King & McGaw.


White, Sand & Slate towels, from £3 each; Waffle robes, £43 each, all Beaumont Brown. Deco bamboo ladder, £35, Raft; bamboo stool, £55; Alibaba basket, small, £85; Alibaba basket, large, £110; white rattan basket, medium, £56; white zip wash bag, £22; natural jute stripe stool, £160, Meraki organic pure oil, £29.50. Meraki Haze bodywash, £16; woven seagrass bowl, small, £15; woven seagrass bowl, large, £25; Meraki bamboo nail brush, £4; Meraki facial day cream, £26.75; Meraki facial exfoliator, £19.80; Meraki Silky Mist soap, £14; black pot and saucer, small, £12; black pot and saucer, large, £18; bamboo nest basket, medium, £22; bamboo nest basket, large, £28; black wire basket, £90; simple glass vase, £6; bamboo basket, large, £55; bamboo basket, medium, £45; bamboo basket, small, £35, all Design Vintage. Herringbone Bath Towel, £12.99; embroidered hand towel, £4.99; soap dispenser, £6.99; porcelain soap dispenser, £8.99; white guest towel, £3.99, all H&M. 200g candle, £10; reed diffuser, £12; set of three votives, £10; three-wick candle, £15; Hand wash & lotion set, £10; bathing gift set, £15; set of hand creams, £6, all Landon Tyler. Other accessories, from a selection at Laura Ashley, LSA International, London Garden Trading.


Beaumont Brown 01803 864667

Blinds 2 Go 0800 862 0464

Cox & Cox 0330 333 2123

Crown Paints 0330 024 0281

Debenhams 0344 800 8877

Design Vintage 01273 558675

H&M 0344 736 9000

Holly’s House 020 7736 2222


Karndean Designflooring 01386 820100

King & McGaw 01273 511 942

Landon Tyler

London Garden Trading 0800 699 0868

LSA International

Raft 020 3764 1844

Such & Such 020 366 53452

ViTra 01235 750990

Walls and Floors 01536 314 730


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