8 luxury bathrooms to long for – bathroom, lighting
This bathroom needs non-slip floors, dripping in sheer luxury as it is. Even the sconces look fit for a queen. For more lighting ideas, check out the Trends Lighting Hub
Timber veneer adds a softer touch to a semi-industrial style – kitchen, lighting
Say it with symmetry. The island, cooktop, tall cabinetry and long linear pendant light fixture are all perfectly balanced around a central axis in this kitchen
Clifftop apartment combines unbeatable harbour views with open plan luxury interiors – bathroom, lighting
Design is a rallying of features! Specially sourced tiles in this apartment bathroom combine with concealed LED lighting to add to the feeling of opulence and warmth.
Elegance and efficiency in a limited space – kitchen, lighting
Notice this kitchen's task lighting? No? And neither would anyone in the adjacent lounge. In a bid to downplay functionality, this kitchen has recessed LED strip lighting to shed light on work surfaces
Balancing scale, views and comfort was the biggest challenge in the design of this substantial home – new home, lighting
LED lighting throughout this pool and spa creates a bright contrast to the myriad city lights in the distance. For some light inspiration for your design, visit the Trends Lighting Hub
Masculine mood – kitchens, lighting
Hand-blown glass pendant lighting by Soktas offers an elegant touch to this raw and dramatic kitchen space, adding a gentle glow. A feature black pendant is also more than in keeping
Marble feature wall makes a splash in this powder room – bathroom, lighting
Say it with great lighting. Lighting meets sculptural feature in this exotic marble-lined powder room, where Martini Silver pendants add another touch of sparkle and luxe
Romantic French farmhouse exterior – but step inside! – lighting
The smallest element can reflect a merger of two styles. While the outside is French farmhouse, the interior of this home is modern – and this candelabra reflects both worlds
Indian culture is celebrated in an opulent bathroom with gold mosaics, gold accents and marble and wood finishes – bathrooms, lighting
Lights can deliver tone as well as illumination. Sconces add a sense of formal dignity in this opulent bathroom
Using commercial construction material injects drama into this new home – lighting
In this expansive living space, a David Trubridge pendant – together with another over the dining table – provides a design feature and local task lighting. Check out the engaging style of the whole house
Making light of it
In this award-winning powder roomIn this award-winning powder room, designer Natalie Du Bois introduced concealed lighting into the shower soap niche – turning a utilitarian element into a feature – as well as under-counter lighting to highlight the vanity
Master ensuite in a contemporary rear addition to an historic home celebrates the new along with quiet nods to the past
Classic sconces are just one nod to the original traditional home that this clean-lined master suite – part of a modern extension by designer Jason Klumpp – forms part of.
Clear line of light
A contemporary linear brass pendant over the kitchen island brings a colour accent into this mainly white, wood and grey- floored extension.
Light in the darkness
Pendant lights add glamour while LED strip lighting in the rear panelling offers an ethereal touch and doubles as a night light In this kitchen by William Landeros and Jed MacKenzie
Less can indeed be more
Task lighting over the island is often a must in a kitchen design but you don’t want it to detract from the wider scheme of things. Here, a long, linear pendant provides adequate lighting – assisted by the skylight –– in a design by Bijl Architects. The slender nature of the light downplays its presence, particularly in an environment that has other long metal elements, the window design included.
Light and heavy
White and wood surfaces are matched with a substantial concrete-look benchtop and Aplomb concrete pendants by Foscarini.
Lighting the darkness
Concealed lighting under the wall cabinetry washes down the eye-catching herringbone tilework in this bathroom by Bijl Architecture.
In this kitchen, part of a new home by Boon Team Architects, the bevelled kitchen island front is under-lit to emphasise the design. The subtle lighting source also provides a convenient nightlight.
There are many ways of harnessing light, grasshopper
Reflective surfaces add sparkle and interest to any interior. In the study of this fully renovated Sydney harbourside apartment, a lenticular print – Luminar by Kate Shaw – creates the illusion of a 3D design, which changes as you walk. This artwork, hung on a mirrored surface, adds another way in which architect Richard Archer optimised a sense of space and lightness in the already large apartment.
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Home Trends Vol. 36/1
While a bathroom may no longer be regarded as 'the smallest room' in a home, the extra space now allocated to it doesn't necessarily make the design process any simpler. That's because we want so much more in a bathroom these days, as well as retaining+ the sense of space needed for it to be a relaxation zone. So how do you fit everything in to your new bathroom?