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Top five bathroom trends

Thinking about a primping up your home? Or, at the very least, splashing out on a new bathroom? Let’s face it, we all aspire to a bathroom that’s not just for washing our hair – we want the ultimate sanctuary to escape to (particularly when children/pets/work are all clamouring for our attention).

Here thanks to Catchpole & Rye are the five top trends in bathrooms right now.

Deep soaking tubs

Le Bain de Bateau – Painted £6,000 (inc vat)

As style guru, Elle Deco summarised at the end of last year in its design forecast for 2020, ‘Deep soaking bathtubs never go out of style,’ and where better place to start than Catchpole and Rye whose name is synonymous for this style of tub? Whether it’s Bateau shaped baths that are floor mounted (more French in style) or baths with ball and claw cast feet (more akin to British antique style), words will fail you when you discover the plethora of bath options available. From Cast Iron, Copper, Brass or Nickel, you can choose a bespoke combination that truly befits you and your style – and how about throwing in a bespoke emblem on the exterior of your luxury bath as a final flamboyant measure?

Pastel power

Left: La Parisienne Double Vainity Unit – Painted, £7200 (inc vat); Right: Le Bateau Foix – Painted, £6000 (inc vat)

We’ve seen it on the catwalks, and it is now hitting the high street, so why not translate this look to your interiors too? Within a bathroom, you can be softer and creamier in tones and for a bold fashion statement piece, you can go all out and customise your freestanding bath or vanity unit to your pastel preference as you can choose ANY colour you wish for at Catchpole & Rye. Farrow & Ball colour ways do come highly recommended by the team, but the world is your oyster here.

Industrial chic

Left: Le Thermo Grand Exposed in Aged Copper- £2800 (inc vat); Right: La Cage shower in Aged Brass – £18,200 (inc vat)

This aesthetic trend in interior design is still very much in vogue and is reminiscent of factories and industrial spaces which have been converted to lofts and other living spaces. All Catchpole & Rye’s showers are made from solid brass and with the Le Thermo range, you can choose from either an exposed version where the pipework is exposed, in a nod to this trend, or a concealed unit with a minimal, contemporary appearance if you want to do your own thing.

Dark arts

The Copper Bateau 1700mm – Charcoal Exterior and Nickel Interior £6,600 (inc vat)

In contrast to those pastel hues, dark bold colours are also making a statement in bathrooms this year contrasting beautifully with an opulent metallic finish. If this more macho-inspired look is for you, then why not consider something along the lines of Catchpole and Rye’s Nickel Bateau with Silver Nickel Interior and Charcoal Exterior which is an exclusive creation, providing a consistent chalky matt appearance and bold yet brilliant contrast to the interior finish.

Gentleman’s club

Left: The Throne Seat in Oak (w/c pan not included) – £3,000 (inc vat); Right: The Box Seat in Limed Oak (w/c pan and cistern not included) £600 (inc vat)

For that downstairs cloakroom, take styling inspiration from some of London’s grandest hotels, such as The Savoy, The Ritz and channel the Edwardian gentleman’s club design. Wood is the hero ingredient here and you could go for something  like The Throne – grand and majestic (can be bought with an integral cistern if preferred) or take it down a notch with a wooden Box Seat that is made from solid, heavy duty wood and made in nearby Kent.

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