Deborah Moor & Caroline Nicholls run Slightly Quirky, an established interior design company located in West London working on a range of projects from substantial period family houses to central London apartments. “For us, interior design is more than a business. It is a passion and a lifestyle.”
It is a popular misconception that pale colours and plain tiles are always the best option for small bathrooms. Tucked away in the loft, this bathroom was cramped, dark and depressing before Slightly Quirky got involved and transformed it into this striking and spacious design.
Slightly Quirky founder, Deborah Moor had worked with the client before to create a luxurious family bathroom on the first floor and was asked back to help resolve the look and layout of the shower room to incorporate a full size bath.
The photos really do speak for themselves. You can see how, in the before pictures above, the existing shower wall added to the space issues making the room look and feel small as well as difficult to incorporate a bath. Replacing this with a clear glass shower screen made a huge difference, helped by choosing a basin unit which leaves space above the floor. The low level shower tray matches the colour of the tiles and the bold Lily-pad pattern leads your eye from the floor into the room with their seamless transition up the back wall, further emphasising the space in the room.
Good lighting is essential when using bold colours and pattern in a small room. Here, the lighting has been carefully layered with gently low level lighting near the bath-tub to enhance the mood, accent lights to create even more excitement around the tiles and spotlights where you need extra task lighting.