design et al are delighted to announce the successful shortlist of Cave Interiors for the Bathroom Award in the ID&A Awards 2015.
This re-planning and restoration of a Grade II* listed 17th century manor house in Hampton was for development purposes. The brief was to return this house to its former glory as a single family dwelling, and crucially to re-plan the spaces and restore all its original features as well as adding all the mod cons to bring it into the 21st Century. This badly neglected house was brought back to life after being carved into offices in the 1960s, and restoring the original glamour and elegance was very important. It was crucial to recreate the original grandeur with regards the space-planning and design of the Master En- suite and to see it transformed was particularly thrilling.
The wow factor for the Master En-suite was a must, with luxurious sanitary ware, fittings and materials. Traditional/original styling was paramount so as to fit in stylistically with the period of the house, whilst still maintaining a style that would appeal to the incoming buyer. By re-planning the entire Master suite and incorporating and matching the original and listed paneling and cornicing from other areas of the house, the scheme of the bathroom now flows beautifully through from the Master Bedroom and Dressing Room.
This, along with the bespoke mirrored vanity unit made to Cave Interiors exacting design, traditionally styled sanitary ware, polished cast iron bateau bath, calacutta marble tiling fitted flush with the plastered walls, topped off with the beautiful antique crystal chandelier all gave this space the wow factor the client was after.