Bathroom Case Study

Renovating a Timeless, Luxury Bathroom in Colchester, Essex

Spires Interiors recently renovated this luxury bathroom at a property in the heart of Colchester, Essex, with a stunning freestanding bath, double walk-in shower cubicle, and double vanity unit. With the aim to create a striking balance between traditional and modern features, here's how we achieved such an amazing result.

The customer came to Spires Interiors looking for a bathroom that was in keeping with the overall feel and style of their property but was not completely traditional, as they were looking for a traditional bathroom with a modern twist. The Spires design team set about coming up with a solution that struck a balance between older-style bathrooms and modern bathrooms, by using the shaker-style units from Utopia’s Roseberry range and combining that with more contemporary features. In this way, we have achieved a bathroom that is striking and modern, but doesn’t detach from the overall aesthetic of the home.

A freestanding bath, board and batten walls and patterned tiles keep the overall aesthetic of the bathroom fairly traditional.

We used several features to achieve this balance. Darker colours for the furniture, brass taps and shower fixings, wall-hung double vanity units with his and hers sinks, as well as simplified geometric floor tiles and metro tiles. These traditional elements were paired with more modern bathroom features, including a motion-sensored toilet and bathroom mirror, adding up to a contemporary room that pays homage to the traditional finishes throughout the house.

We used a more muted colour palette for this bathroom, with mostly two-tone grey and adding splashes of colour with the brassware and the blue in the floor tiles. This adds a lot of character to the bathroom and avoids making the room feel cold with too many muted colours.

Modern features were introduced to create a balance, including a motion-sensor bathroom mirror that lights up with a wave of the hand.

How we achieved this look:

Bathroom Range: Utopia Roseberry Modular – Solid Wood Doors
Furniture Colour: London Grey
Worktops: 22mm Utopia Polaris White Solid Surface
Brassware: Stapleford Range from Utopia in Brass
Mirror: Origins Living - Edison
Wall panelling: Painted MDF
Tiles: Wareham Simply Grey Metro Tiles with Sorolla Floor Tiles
Radiator: Eastbrook – Imperia
Paint Colours: Farrow & Ball – Off Black and Ammonite

Thinking about renovating your bathroom? Please don't hesitate to contact our team today for a free design consultation, or visit our Colchester bathroom showroom today!

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