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Scrubbing up: Hubert Zandberg talks bathroom design

Bathrooms can be a tricky design challenge. Form and function have to be delicately balanced –  often, the bathroom is the smallest room in the house, so space has to be used very carefully. We sat down with with Hubert Zandberg, our designer-at-large, to talk about designing a room around your morning ritual, and making it beautiful at the same time.

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Keep it simple

‘’There’s a golden rule with bathrooms: never use more than three or four materials. A black-and-white colour scheme is always a winner, and it’s much easier to accessorise with a monochromatic scheme. Limiting your choice like this will immediately make the room feel calmer and give you space to experiment and play with patterns.’’

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Get creative

‘’I love to turn bathrooms into unexpected spaces. Why not turn the bathroom into a library, or a gallery, and hang your art there, or an orangerie with lots of plants? I find it interesting to toy with the traditional functions of rooms.’’

Plan ahead

‘’With a bathroom, it’s always important to plan meticulously. It’s a multi-functional room, and often small, so the ergonomics need to be absolutely perfect, and every inch needs to be used. You need to think about how you use the room – what’s your ritual?’’

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Inspired? Find more tips from Hubert Zandberg on sprucing up your shelves , displaying art at home , colour and patterns

All photos courtesy of Hubert Zandberg Interiors.

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