Whilst extended, open-plan kitchens and dramatic lounges have become the showpiece spaces in most 21st Century homes, the master bathroom is also a space that deserves to be indulgent.
And Melissa Jenkinson, of Heirloom Studio, has crafted such a space at her own Kentish Townhouse, creating a modern sanctuary that exudes style and sophistication, utilising a palette of dark finishes, luxurious fixtures, and a curated assemblage of personal treasures.
Influenced by her Caribbean upbringing and love of eclectic style, the green-blue terrazzo from Solus’ Terrazzo range was the starting point of the design. A finish usually found in commercial settings, Melissa applied the terrazzo to the shower side wall, creating a tropical aesthetic that is amplified by the dark floor, neutral palette and oversized palms.
More cost effective than marble slabs, the honed terrazzo was the perfect solution to clad the shower wall – featuring marble chips and colourful glassy flecks. The robust, 20mm tiles were selected in a generous 400x600mm size and a complementary grout shade helped to create a seamless effect, enhancing the luxurious quality of the space.
A neutral palette emphasises the bold, colourful flecks in the terrazzo
Beautiful brassware fixtures elevate the overall design, simultaneously paying homage to the heritage of the Victorian building and a modern design statement, making the bathroom seem both timeless and new.
Melissa commented: “I’m really proud of how this room turned out and I wouldn’t change a thing, apart from tweaking what’s on my display shelf from time to time. It feels very indulgent to lie in the deep bath soaking up the atmosphere, and I do love the dark colours as they’re so much more intimate than neutrals. I would say if you like dark colours, then go for it – you will probably be pleasantly surprised.”
The green terrazzo provided a starting point for the design