Clients are different and so are their family sizes and ages. Sometimes, people of an older age group prefer a sober and more functional space and those who are younger like spaces with a colour pop. The overall theme of the house also dictates the final vibe of the bathroom – it could be a colour, which has travelled through the house and then found some shade or material continuation in the bathroom. A bathroom also is a space of personal use that can really change your emotions. I like to always make it an emotional space by adding a bit of drama, a bit of colour and yet not go too over the top. I like to play with materials and colour, as a good balance and the final result should have a fresh and feel-good vibe to it. It’s important to remember that the bathroom has to be the ‘comfort zone’ of the house.
These are tiles of an original London-style space. This house was designed as a loft for a young couple that entertain a lot so the theme of entire house is very minimal – grey and white with splashes of colour through the furniture. These tiles fit perfectly for the master bathroom – they are not easy to work with and have to be installed with lots of precision and tact. The grouting of these tiles is also very important and has to done in a completely neat way. As the tiles when all joint together look very busy, it’s important to make sure the rest of the space is more muted. During the day, there’s nothing like using natural light to brighten up the room, and as sunset arrives one must try to have enough lighting around the vanity mirror light, shower area and above the WC. I am not a fan of too much lighting in the bathroom, so as little as possible is great.
Richa Bahl, Founder and Principal Designer, Richa Bahl Design Studio, Mumbai
“I enjoy creating spaces that are distinctive and reflect the personality of my clients along with my aesthetics and sense of design. Design to me is familiarity and I like to use my influences to put it together…people, spaces and emotions are all connected and I love putting that into my work.”
Text by: The Blue Pencil Design Company
Images courtesy: Richa Bahl Design Studio
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