Styling your bathroom with Naomi Cleaver
Your Personal Style
Understanding your style is essential to designing a really satisfying home. The best way to begin this process is to go out and buy yourself a scrapbook and in it collect together all the things you see that catch your eye. Magazines are a great resource but so too catalogues, brochures and even trips to galleries and museums. I use the camera on my phone all the time to capture things I like the look of.
After a while you will see some themes emerge – maybe a certain colour palette, or a series of features: this is your style, so cherish it and use it to create a bathroom that you will love.
As you develop your design scheme bear in mind its context that is the property in which it sits. Do you live in a building with a bit of history or a new build? And do you want the style of your bathroom to be consistent with the rest of your home or a stimulating contrast? Understanding your own personal style will help you decide what's the best approach and bathstore have a wide range of gorgeous styles suit.
Contemporary or Traditional Look?
For example take bathstore's Watermark range, which has crisp, cool, contemporary lines ....while this Savoy suite charmingly recreates that golden Edwardian era: very Downton Abbey. All of these are manufactured using modern materials and fixtures so are built to last, giving you the features of the period but with the benefits of today's technology. bathstore's freestanding baths are the perfect example.
And remember every feature of a bathroom will contribute to the overall look and the expression of your style, such as taps and accessories, tiles and paint colours.