Finding inspiration or style ideas for your new Essex bathroom is not always easy, but looking at other bathroom designs often helps! We at TLC Services have found four bathrooms designed for the rich, famous or infamous (you decide), one of which can be found in Essex … but which one?
If it’s of any help, and surprisingly so, Yves Saint Laurent did not design his bathroom; that was the handy work of Bill Willis. Now would Bill Willis opt for a dark wooden rimmed bath and loo seat as perfect styling for Yves Saint Laurent? … of course not. Bill Willis designed the Moroccan themed bathroom, with its cool blue and white contrasting colour scheme and middle-eastern influenced mosaic styling for the mirror-surround, the walls and the floor. I should mention this is only one bathroom of the six in Yves Saint Laurent’s Marrakesh guesthouse, but I’m sure the others are just as opulent.
If you guessed that the very traditional bathroom (complete with that must-have dark wooden rimmed bath and loo seat) could be found in Jamie Theakston’s detached Victorian house in Chiswick, then you were correct! Rightmove said of the property that it ‘mixes original features with modern open plan rooms and boasts five bedrooms, four reception rooms, a wine cellar and under-floor heating’. Rightmove also said ‘Theakston’s eye for interior design is clear for all to see’. I say that if you’re in need of a good designer for a public convenience, then Jamie’s your man!
That just leaves two contenders for our Essex bathroom: one bathroom has a rolled-topped slipper-bath and drapes; the other, is a more contemporary bathroom with an oval bath and traditional fireplace. At this point, it might help to say that one can be found in an Essex manor house near Brentwood (complete with 16 acres of stables and equestrian facilities), and the other in a New York townhouse of four floors (with a library, a lift and multiple walk-in wardrobes).
If I had to guess (I don’t, as I already know the answer), then I would say that the contemporary bathroom complete with traditional fireplace is well suited to two bachelors and an Essex manor house … but I’d be wrong!! This is SJP’s bathroom in New York, and it’s our metro-TOWIE-boys that have drapes hanging in their Essex bathroom!
Of the four bathrooms, it’s the Bill Willis designed, Moroccan themed bathroom that comes out on top for me (with the Essex manor house bathroom in second place and SJPs New York bathroom in third). But style is a very personal thing and, whatever your style, we at TLC Services will help you design your beautiful bathroom as you want it. We can also provide ideas and show you other examples to help you design a bathroom your way.
PS: Please note that Jamie Theakston is great MOR DJ, but is not a member of our bathroom design team!