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Designing your Bathroom with Stone

Natural stone has been used in various ways in washrooms since people have been building them.  It can be used to create a variety of beautiful designs.

Look one - An Opulent period bathroom

If you are after an Edwardian or Art Deco style bathroom, marbles and travertine are a great choice of stone for that sense of timeless elegance.

Use a classic marble such as Carrara or Emperador Light to create a vanity top and splashbacks with period details such as these reproduction taps, metal wash stand and towel rail.
Get inspiration for traditional bathroom design from our Private Residence and Grosvenor Mews case studies.

Emperador Light Marble Vanity, cladding and shelf

Look two – Adding a touch of drama

Marble is a classic choice for bathrooms. Choosing a light colour such as white or cream will help you create a clean design which still has a luxurious feel for your space.  Choose the same or complementary stones for your cladding, floors and fixtures for a harmonious look with darker colours added for a touch of drama.

Bookmatched polished Arabescato or Calacatta marble will look striking without being overbearing.  Or why not go all out and use a dark marble such as the gorgeous Black Wave shown for the ultimate in opulence and drama you could wish for in your bathroom?
Explore images from our Monks Lantern case study for examples of bookmatched white marble, and take a look at the Mandrake Hotel to see examples of many different ways to create a definitive statement look using a range of marbles, granite and travertine.

Look three – Neutral, cooler tones

Use stone cladding and/or large tiles to make your bathroom look bigger and create a tidier sleek finish.
Using greyer toned tiles is ideal for the current monochrome bathroom trend. These rooms feel softer and more neutral, helping you build that relaxing space you desire in your home.

Limestone or the lighter marbles are good choices of stone to achieve this look.  Take a look at the Kilmarth En Suite and Oxshott Residence case studies for more inspiration.

Use Crema Grey Light on all bathroom fixtures – including bath surround, shower tray and cladding for a uniform look and clean minimal finish.  Pick a different stone for panels or skirting if you want to create some contrast in the room to break it up.

The double basin is a popular trend for bathrooms at the moment and is ideal for creating a focal bathroom fixture.

Crema Grey Light Vanity Unit, Cladding and Tiles