Kate Nixon

Bathe in Glory

Open Season

Freestanding elements create a luxe impression. If necessary, borrow space for the bath by opting for a walk-in shower.

ABOVE Clockwise from top left Fontia sandstone soap dispenser, Freedom. Rei Blanc glass mosaic tiles in Slate (light grey), Skheme. New Slate recycled-glass mosaic tiles, POA, Onsite Supply+Design. Decor Walther gold-plated toothbrush, Becker Minty. Handmade glazed brick, POA, Onsite Supply+Design. Santa Maria Novella ‘Iris’ toothpaste, Casa by Studio Kate. Oxford Lever shower setin PVD Brass (includes lever taps), Early Settler. Joseph Giles ‘Jesse II’ leather drawer pull, Frank Allart ‘Domed’ brass drawer knob, and ‘Crown’ brass cupboard knob, all The English Tapware Company. Flared ceramic dish, Casa by Studio Kate. Ogee tile, POA, Onsite Supply+Design. Santa Maria Novella ‘Melograno’ soap, Casa by Studio Kate. Huba wooden canister, Inartisan. Gareth Ashton brass toilet roll holder, Abey. Mariner’s Cleat drawer pull, The Society Inc. Chevron tilesin Khaki/Natural, Skheme. Hanging ficus from Mandalay Flowers. Malina terracotta tiles, POA, Gather Co. Tiling by Mustafa Tiler. LEFT From left Vessel entwined #2 artwork by Jo Young, Wagner Contemporary. Antique Chinese screen, Orient House. Tondo freestanding bath spout, and Elli II freestanding bath, both Parisi. Morgan & Finch bamboo bath caddy, Bed Bath N’Table. Antique Indonesian dingklik bench, Orient House. Devon cotton hand towel,Bed Bath N’Table. Soap and flared dish, as before. Swedish ivy from Mandalay Flowers. Vino accent table, Casa by Studio Kate. Metal- framed double doors(used as room divider), POA, Casa by Studio Kate. Tondo shower arm, and showerhead, Envy II wall mixers, and Tondo hand shower, all Parisi. Antique Laotian rain drum, Orient House. Wall paintedStone Paint Coarse in Rubble, Porter’s Paints. Terracotta tiles as before.

In The Zones

Use contrasting colours to delineate areas for different uses. Keep them connected with matching hardware or a unifying shape.

ABOVE Clockwise from top left Clam dish, Casa by Studio Kate. Joseph Thurloe cabinet handle, The English Tapware Company. Fleet cane-wrapped drawer pull, The Society Inc. Mantidy cotton and leather wash bag and manicure set, Becker Minty. Armac Martin ‘Aberdovey’ cup pull in Antique Silver, and Frank Allart ‘Fifth Avenue’ door lever in Rosette, both The English Tapware Company. Talma ceramic stash container, Casa by Studio Kate. Nostalgia shower/wall mixer in Black, Phoenix Tapware. Whale sculpture by Keiko Matsui, and Santa Maria Novella ‘Olio d’Oliva’ soap, both Casa by Studio Kate. Gloss brass robe hook, Phoenix Tapware. Soap, as before. Plat-Eau Pietra d’Avola limestone, bamboo and brass soap dish, Boffi Studio Sydney. Maple leaves, Mandalay Flowers. Zellij brick tiles in Musk Gloss (60x240mm), Skheme (background). OPPOSITE, IN SHOWER Perrin & Rowe ‘Example 2C’ shower set, The English Tapware Company. Zellij brick tiles in Musk Gloss (60x240mm), Skheme. Rattan stool, Orient House. IN TOILET ZONE From top Wall painted Stone Paint Coarse in Rubble, Porter’s Paints. C. 1900 Repousse mirror, The Vault Sydney. Keepsake chain, The Society Inc. Vanilla lampshade, Orient House. Pre-Columbian terracotta vessels, POA, The Vault Sydney. Tondo push panel in Brushed Brass PVD, and Linfa rimless toilet, both Parisi. Tulum toilet roll holder, Casa by Studio Kate. Tyabb basket, Provincial Home Living. Chios brushed-limestone tiles, Teranova. Tiling by Mustafa Tiler.

ABOVE X stool with velvet upholstery, The Vault Sydney. ON STOOL Scoop tile in Pale Putty (20x145mm), Zellij tile in Mint Gloss (100x100mm), and Casablanca tile in Honey Gloss (132x132mm), all Skheme. Pop-up bath waste in Brushed Brass PVD, Parisi. Indian marble bowl, Orient House. ON FLOOR From left Stone concave tile in Laurel (320x900mm), Skheme. Eucalyptus ‘Baby Blue’ foliage from Mandalay Flowers in Asmara stone tumbler, Inartisan. Z tile, POA, and Diamond tile, POA, both Onsite Supply+Design. Elvire Progressive bath/shower mixer with diverter, Caroma. 1970s Italian dish, Becker Minty. Cairo Carrara and Peacock marble mosaic tiles, Teranova. OPPOSITE Antique Chinese table (used as vanity), Orient House. ON VANITY From left Zinc baluster lamps, The Vault Sydney. Mini horse sculpture by Athena Jahantigh, Becker Minty. ON WALL Mirror with distressed glass, Casa by Studio Kate. Grasscloth wallpaper in Aura, Porter’s Paints. Cementi wall tiles in Sage, Di Lorenzo Tiles. Perrin & Rowe ‘Contemporary’ basin set, The English Tapware Company. Tiling by Mustafa Tiler. All other items as before.

Antique Chinese cabinet, Orient House. Ouse River at Winchester painting by Stephen Lees, Wagner Contemporary. Aura Home Waffle cotton hand towel, Casa by Studio Kate. 1940s French work chair, Tamsin Johnson. IN CABINET, TOP SHELF From left Devon cotton hand towel in Pumice, and bath towel, Bed Bath N’Table. Santa Maria Novella alcohol-free aftershave emulsion (left), and body milk, both Casa by Studio Kate. Nevya onyx canister, Inartisan. BOTTOM SHELF Bird vase by Pip Woods, Casa by Studio Kate. Kala onyx bowl, Inartisan. Wall painted Stone Paint Coarse in Mineral, Porter’s Paints.

Antique Chinese cabinet, Orient House. Ouse River at Winchester painting by Stephen Lees, Wagner Contemporary. Aura Home Waffle cotton hand towel, Casa by Studio Kate. 1940s French work chair, Tamsin Johnson. IN CABINET, TOP SHELF From left Devon cotton hand towel in Pumice, and bath towel, Bed Bath N’Table. Santa Maria Novella alcohol-free aftershave emulsion (left), and body milk, both Casa by Studio Kate. Nevya onyx canister, Inartisan. BOTTOM SHELF Bird vase by Pip Woods, Casa by Studio Kate. Kala onyx bowl, Inartisan. Wall painted Stone Paint Coarse in Mineral, Porter’s Paints.

Personality Plus

Repurpose furniture and unusual accessories into statement fittings. Ensure all the elements are well sealed and waterproofed to make them last.

Cartenza bamboo console (used as vanity), Coco Republic. 1950s French rattan mermaid chair, Tamsin Johnson. Karl oak towel rail, Provincial Home Living. ON VANITY From left Peperomia in acid-finished footed bowl, Mandalay Flowers. Antique Gilded Arrows table lamp, The Vault Sydney. Vintage Indian stone pot, Orient House. Perrin & Rowe ‘Deco Collection’ single-lever basin mixer, and Armac Martin ‘Arbar’ appliance pull (used as towel rail), both The English Tapware Company. Aura Home ‘Paros’ cotton hand towel, Sydney Design Agency. ON WALL Petite gilt mirror, The Vault Sydney. Shield wall hook, The Society Inc. Casa handmade tiles in Agate (100x100mm), POA, Onsite Supply+Design. Wall painted Stone Paint Coarse in Mineral, Porter’s Paints.