Bathrooms

How to get the monochrome look for your bathroom

Black and white are soulmates, the yin and yang of sophisticated design: black absorbs, white reflects

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Make it monochrome

Your Home and Garden stylist Annick Larkin selected the products for this bathroom look from Mitre 10 MEGA. Black and white pack a real punch together, creating design schemes with impact. Whether you want a traditional space or something a little more edgy, the sheer simplicity of the colour palette ensures a striking, yet effortless, look every time.

Get the look with these products from Mitre 10 MEGA

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  1. Wall Tiles 100x300mm, Black Gloss, 202602, $2.19 each
  2. Vomo Galleria Towel Rail, 175713, $22.20
  3. Elementi Fuse Basin Mixer, 287067, $229
  4. Elementi Uno Nero Shower Mixer, 279912, $349 (Available by special order)
  5. Vomo Galleria Toilet Roll Holder, 175710, $17.10
  6. Mercator 125mm Fancy Globe, 241207, $17.98
  7. Nouveau Silver Pendant Cordset, 273702, $22.58
  8. Archistone Glazed Porcelain Tiles 600x600mm, Light Grey, 248924, $45.47 per square metre

The look

Tiles

Extensive use of patterns in a small bathroom can be hard on the eye. Use patterned tiles intermittently – as a flooring feature or shower splashback. These diagonal black subway tiles provide texture and interest without reducing the appearance of space.

Vanity

A floating wall-hung vanity is a great choice for compact bathrooms as it allows the flooring to extend all the way to the wall, creating a more open feeling in the room.

products-9-and-109. Rexon Zula 1200mm Wall Hung Vanity, 287146, $789 (sink and tap not included)
10. Elementi Smile Slide Shower, 284015, $249

Taps and mixers

Sleek, black tapware is still very much on trend, providing a stylish alternative to chrome. The extended mixer is designed for use with an above-counter basin, but if you prefer under-mounted, there’s a style to suit every bathroom at Mitre 10 MEGA.

Lighting

Bathrooms require good task lighting and industrial style pendants are an ideal choice. They can be grouped together to give the room interest, texture and brighter light; or hang them separately on either side of the mirror to bring balance and symmetry.

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11. Nouveau Magna Toilet Suite, 237820, $489
12. Nouveau Mador Freestanding Bath, 240155, $1299

Styling

I love monochrome spaces, however I like to add a punch of colour. Think towels and a bathmat in bright yellow. You can accessorise with indoor plants, old-style apothecary jars or go more modern with a wastebasket with a mirrored finish and a matching soap dish.

Top tip

Black and white is a versatile combination – you can choose from stripes, patterns or use blocks of colour. You can create stripes, chevrons or geometric patterns with tiling or even introduce more playful patterns like spots or florals through towels, bathmats or a shower curtain.

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Your Home & Garden stylist Annick Larkin

Meet Annick

Annick Larkin is a freelance stylist, writer and mother of Lottie, 7, Esther, 5, and Tom, 4. She is a monthly contributor to Your Home & Garden; sharing inspiring homes from around the country, as well as researching design options for YH&G’s renovation workshop pages.

The range

Mitre 10 MEGA offers the whole bathroom package. There is a quality range of basins and tapware, showers, baths, lighting, flooring and tiles, mirrors, paint, ventilation, accessories, cabinetry and homewares. They can also supply quality vanities and cabinetry including soft-close drawers and doors. If you can’t find what you are looking for in-store, Mitre 10 MEGA has access to thousands of stylish designer bathroomware options available to order.

Visit mitre10.co.nz or head to your local Mitre 10 MEGA to start designing your dream bathroom.

Prices are indicative. Subject to availability and while stocks last.

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