Classic Calm



Architect Guy Tarrant gets to work on his own space.

Where in the house is this bath- room, and what were the spatial constraints on its design?
GUY TARRANT It’s an ensuite bathroom adjoining the upstairs master bed- room, with a sloping roof but with views to the water. Space constraints and a sloping ceiling meant it was important to maximise the sense of space.

How did you choose the material palette, and what made you choose the same tiles for the walls and floor?
The materials are an extension of the palette established in other parts of the house. Because it is a small space, a restrained palette of materials was selected to create a sense of calm. The marble tiles lend a restrained, classic luxury.

You’ve created a wall-mounted vanity unit. What led you to this decision?
The floating vanity is an elegant solution and also helps to enhance the sense of space.

What made you choose a basin mounted on the bench instead of a single unit?
The round basin is a contrast to the orthogonal nature of the house and has a purity and simplicity that I like.

Timber – American oak vanity cabinetry fabricated by Form Design.