The Trends International Design Award (TIDA) winners have been announced and Darren James Interiors have taken out the 2019 Tida Australian Bathroom of the Year! The selection of the TIDA international winners is the culmination of a series of awards for kitchens, bathrooms and homes held across a range of countries.
Here is our winning Raby Bay project –
Client Brief – Our client purchased his waterfront home which was originally built in the mid-1990s and embarked on a renovation project. For his master-suite he requested a masculine design influence with generous proportions. The wanted a hotel style bathroom of international standard. The restrictions of the space were the existing waste locations which needed to be moved as well the need for extra space.
The original bathroom had quite a lot of heavy built in fixtures and fitting, and the clients desired a much fresher, more seamless look to the space. The general lay out was kept similarly to that of the original bathroom, however the space was slightly increased to give the clients the spacious open main bathroom they dreamt of.
We developed an open plan bathroom by installing an additional structural beam to span from the shower wall to the exterior canal wall. To re-configure the bathroom the floor was x-ray in order to core drill new waste locations through the slab. An under-used balcony area was built-in and incorporated into the new design. This reconfiguration allowed us to create a more generous foot print that included a large freestanding spa bath, as well as a double shower and vanity.
To create the moody, masculine atmosphere the client requested a dark colour palette was crafted using dark stone look tiles on both the wall and floors along with dark timber look joinery. Recessed LED lighting added to the dramatic feel of the space. Pops of white were used to counter the darker selections in the form of solid surface. This material was used for the counter, basins and to clad the spa bath. Custom black metal shower framed was designed for the shower screen, as well as custom timber joinery around the spa to not soften the white cladding but also achieving extra storage.