Chances are, when you think of someone with signature interior style you have their home’s communal spaces top of mind. Maybe it’s a striking colour palette or bold designer furnishings in every living room corner, or perhaps it’s a jaw-dropping kitchen space. Lately, however, we’ve been seeing an emerging expression of interior style – the statement bathroom. From Sydney’s inner suburbs to upstate New York, the bathroom is no longer simply a space to clean up, it’s an opportunity to reflect your personal taste in an intimate setting.
Where to start then in building your own signature bathroom style? Anyone who has undertaken a bathroom renovation will know that function is just as important as form, and for that we dove into Abey’s Gareth Ashton collection to build the backbone of three very different bathroom spaces. In partnership with Abey, we asked three design insiders; interior architect Cassie James-Herrick, creative director Jack Milenkovic and est Managing Director Miffy Coady to share their signature bathroom style, exploring how every detail from tapware to towels can create a complete visual aesthetic that’s unique and unforgettably you.
“My bathroom style is timeless, refined, serene, easy to clean, with concealed practical storage and hints of the client’s personality making their cameo through hardware accessories like lighting, mirrors and hooks, and unique joinery design that is treated more like furniture. I like to support local design and craftsmanship where possible and include contrasting textures within the minimal material palette to create warmth and softening to a usually cold hard bathroom space.”
“My approach always to any project I embark on consists of referencing tradition and adding a modern twist. The overall bathing experience should be celebrated. Hence, the understated palette of raw materials and neutral tones to craft an understated luxury. An anchor on natural textures with a whisper of gilt and sculptural objects complete the feel of the space.”
“I spend hours sitting in the bathroom with young boys and I constantly re-design the boys bathroom space for easy and optimum family living. When considering signature bathroom style, I look for products that work really well within an open bathroom with a wet zone for the kids (yes, that means water guns in the bath).”
– Miffy Coady