Lux Interiors found its niche in kitchens and bathrooms – ‘the most challenging rooms in a home because of the details’ – and with several HIA and other industry accolades now behind them, the team is proving they’re right at home in this space.
‘We enjoy the challenge,’ Kyle says. ‘We find getting all those smaller details correct to be quite enjoyable and satisfying.’
It’s these finer points and the thoughtful consideration of space that makes the Doubleview ensuite greater than the sum of its parts. Upon entering, the eye is immediately drawn to the sleek custom-built nib, its rounded light-grey form and textured surface contrasting against the multihued pattern of the surrounding large-format porcelain wall and floor tiles. The nib’s undulating design is not only inventive but purposeful: at one and the same time an enclosed area for the toilet and an open space for the shower.
‘The curve is higher in the shower at 2100mm to stop water going into the toilet area,’ Kyle says. ‘We curved the wall height down to 1300mm at the end but with the toilet still covered from view. Doing that square would’ve taken up a lot more space.’
A 300mm radius corner forms a divider between the two spaces, with a tiled seat finished in a stone top situated on the showering side. The narrow, vertically-laid 20mm by 150mm feature tiles, which ‘enabled the tight curves’, also contain flecks of rust-like marks which flawlessly tie in with the Astra Walker bronze tapware.
The sweeping curves are mirrored with the white stone bath and basin, and the soft sharknose edge of the vanity top. However, it’s the curved bulkhead in the ceiling that adds another striking touch and gives the ensuite more breathing room.