Objects of Design #165: Fired Earth Tiles

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Tiles can really make a bathroom. Given that everything in it is basically white it’s a real chance to add a dramatic touch, or to keep it all cool and clean depending on what you choose. You can also spend as much, or as little as you need. In my bathroom we fell in love…

Objects of Design #164: Hammam Towels

hammam towels from the white company

These lightweight cotton towels are used in Turkish baths and, while they’re ideal for taking on holiday, they’re also pretty handy to use as guest towels too. They’re very absorbent and can double up as a sarong for the journey from bathroom to bedroom. Also handy in the kitchen if you’re sick of wiping your…

Objects of Design #163: Kate Spade Shower Curtain

Kate Spade shower curtain

Gone are the days when shower curtains used to wrap themselves limply round you and cling on as you tried in vain to escape their enveloping dampness while the rail teetered dangerously above and threatened to bring the whole thing down around your ears. These days changing a shower curtain is a great way to…

Objects of Design #162: Wooden Toothbrushes

perfect for guests

I first spotted these wooden toothbrushes a few months ago and will confess to having been slightly bamboozled by them. What, I thought, as I flexed my Braun electric toothbrush, can be the point of those? Why, I wondered, as I watched the timer count down from two minutes on my sonic timer, would you…

Objects of Design #161: Stelle Pillar Bluetooth Speaker

bluetooth speaker from stelle

One of the most important things in a bathroom, I think, is the addition of sound. Personally I prefer the radio but for those all-too-rare occasions when a long spa type soak is on the agenda, then some sort of speaker is required. The next problem is that that speaker will usually require some form…

Objects of Design #160: Glass Fronted Wall Cabinet

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I may have mentioned before that I do love a bathroom that doesn’t necessarily look like a bathroom. By which I mean the addition of a battered old leather armchair, the freestanding bath in front of the fireplace – that sort of thing – click here to see what I mean – so this vintage…

Objects of Design #159: Bath Mat

grey bath mat from H&M

When I was doing up my shower room (in black and white since you ask) I searched high and low for a black bath mat. For some reason there were masses of bright colours and even lots of pastel but it was hard to find monochrome. Eventually, for those who like the details, I found…

Objects of Design #158: Luxury Bathrooms from Drummonds

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Bathrooms and kitchens are the two most important rooms when it comes to selling a house, with many buyers being instantly put off by a lack of cleanliness in either. Having said that, they are also the two rooms that buyers are most likely to rip out and renovate. A freestanding bath adds instant luxury…

Objects of Design #157: Bathroom Shelving

ronnskar bathroom storage from ikea

  This is one of those bathroom pieces that, in the right setting, will look a lot more expensive that it was. I would resist the temptation to buy the full range and, instead, pick the one piece that is the most useful for you and just have that. My preference would probably be this…