Bathtube – Villeroy & Boch
Sink – Villeroy & Boch
Lavatory – Villeroy & Boch
Marmochic Tiles – Villeroy & Boch Fliesen
Vanity – Thelen Drifte
Vanity Platter – Naturstein Meyer
Mirror Cabinet – Thelen Drifte
Wall Paint – Caparol Icons
Sink Mountings – Dornbracht
Shower Mountings – Dornbracht
Door – Furnierholz Düsseldorf
One very exciting part of the refurbishment of my new apartment was re-designing the bathroom. I love spending time in my bathroom and think of it as a personal wellness oasis, a very private wellbeing center in the coziness of your home and therefore wanted to turn this room into something special.As I will rent this apartment out and so far, have no idea who the new resident will be and what she or he likes I try to stay true to myself in the refurbishment of this place and hope whomever will move in will find joy in my style as well.
When I bought this apartment, the bathroom used to come across a little old fashioned and not really spacious. Two things, that do not really mirror my style so I worked against it with a few tricks which I am really curious to share with you!
As I am a big fan of marble I wanted to go for marble look-alike tiles and ended up choosing the series MARMOCHIC by VILLEROY & BOCH TILES. VILLEROY & BOCH TILES consulted me in building in two kinds of bathroom tiles. The large format 60 x 120 cm, laid horizontally, is particularly suitable for modern interior design in smaller bathrooms. Using this large format for the horizontal surfaces makes the bathroom appear more homogeneous and therefore larger. In addition, fewer joints make the bathroom easy to clean and the 60 x 60 cm bathroom tiles which we used for the floor stage it perfectly. The high gloss tiles combine a great look on the one and robustness on the other hand.
The old bathroom had a bathtub and as I am a bathtub enthusiast I wanted to keep one in their even though bathtubs do eat up a lot of space I have to admit. So, at 1st it was my intention to go for a shower which did not work out due to the apartment’s givens which made me end up with a bathtub again. What is very special about the new bathtub by VILLEROY & BOCH is that in contrast to many other bathtubs it does not have a slanted side but 90 degrees corners on both ends. I chose this kind of design as like this the bathtub does support the shower function much better by being able to enter and exit in an easier way.
After I exchanged the countertops of my kitchen I had a huge piece of granite left over which used to be my kitchen bar countertop so I discussed with NATURSTEINE MEYER how we can use this very valuable piece of natural stone and agreed on turning it into a bathroom vanity platter. I really loved this idea as I did not want this very valuable natural stone go to waste. The bathroom vanity itself comes from THELEN DRIFTE a family owned company with a heritage of almost 300 years who are experts in customizing all kinds of interior pieces. To me, it was especially important to create as much storage space as possible whilst not making the bathroom appear small or piled up. The mirror cabinet is modelled on the one in my private bathroom with lots of storage space and sockets for all bathroom appliances like an electric toothbrush or razor. It is built in to the wall which meant that I had to have a niche build into the wall to make it fit in seamlessly.
To complete this area, I went for mountings by DORNBRACHT that are modern yet timeless and make the bathroom remain in style over time.
The modern look and light colors give the refurbished bathroom a completely new and more spacious appearance which I really love! I tried to implement as many features that I love from my private bathroom as possible and to a certain extent it does visually mirror my private bathroom which you are familiar with from my apartment tour.
I am really curious if the new resident will like it just as much as I do!