Nina Campbell combines comfort, practicality and elegance in this serene bathroom scheme.
Called upon to design the interior of an extended 18th-century farmhouse in Wiltshire for a couple with young children, Nina Campbell turned her attention to the master bathroom with characteristic aplomb. ‘I approached it as a sitting room that happens to have a bath in it,’ she says. ‘I love the idea that someone can be sitting comfortably in the bath talking to someone in the chair, with a side table for a glass of Champagne.’
‘If you have children and are always running around, a beautiful, calm and spacious bathroom is pure luxury.’
A deep, cast-iron bath from Drummonds takes centre stage. ‘Think of it as a replacement for a sofa,’ says Nina. The room also includes (out of frame) a shower, plus a dressing table and double basins. ‘Everyone needs a shower, but there are moments in your life when you want to sink into a bath for a luxurious soak.’
Luxury is important, but so is practicality. With minimal storage in the master bedroom, a pair of fitted cupboards provide ample wardrobe space. Painted in Stone I by Paint & Paper Library, the cupboards are finished with a metal inlay detail to add a contemporary twist to classic cabinetry design. Small drawers underneath the window seat ensure that every inch of space is carefully used.
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