When the pedestal sink first became popular it was the most elegant and refined a sink could be and the design revolutionized bathrooms across the world. A while later the trend passed and a new look was preferred followed by another and then another. We’ve now witnessing a renaissance of the freestanding sink with modern and chic designs that reinvent the classic.
Painting the walls a fresh light color. Keep in mind that less contrast (e.g. lighter walls surrounding your white porcelain fixtures) will make the space feel bigger whereas higher contrast (e.g. darker walls) will add higher energy and visual busy-ness to the bathroom.
After the amazing success and impact of the Hammock Tub Splinter Works decided to also design a freestanding version of their flagship carbon fiber tub. That’s how the Vessel series came to be. It’s comprised of a sculptural and very edgy tub and a similarly exquisite washbasin.
Wood is not normally a material that you want to expose to the humidity in the bathroom and based on this preconception wooden bathtubs don’t really make a lot of sense. They are however very real and very exquisite. The Shell tub from the Pure luxury spa collection is made from a single block or hand-polished and oiled aromatic walnut. It’s delicate sophisticated and produced with high precision and exceptional attention to detail.
A lack of decorative elements can also be a good strategy for making a sink or a washbasin look beautiful. The Solidea sink designed by Carlo Colombo is such an example. Its design features a rectangular base and rounded edges which are gradually shaped into an oval.
Bottles aren’t the only things you can bring out of storage. Fill a basket with towels. Add a tray in the tub for bath necessities. And don’t forget to add a couple candles for relaxing bath night.