A Tuscan sanctuary in Long Ditton

  • Location Esher
  • Timescale 6 weeks

Our client’s brief was to capture the feeling of a Tuscan sanctuary. One of their favourite places to travel to, taking them back to sun-soaked towns.

To fulfil this brief, we used venetian plastering on the walls. Which offers a natural depth and texture, due to the mix of plaster and marble dust. This creates a rustic backdrop for the Victorian style claw foot bath, painted in Green smoke by Farrow & Ball, enhancing the colour.

The bath is in the bedroom – opposite the bed, with an opening leading through to the dressing area. Here the venetian plastering continues, paired with bespoke handmade wardrobes, with slatted sliding doors. The warm wood gives a nod to an outdoor wildlife sanctuary, as if in tall grasses peering through. From here, we venture through the dressing area to the ensuite. Again, Venetian plaster continues, including within the walk-in shower area.

To add contrast, we added accents of black, with a crittall shower screen and volcanic finish on the Zehnder towel rail.

In keeping with the sanctuary feel, we incorporated natural materials, such as a solid surface basin top in quartz. Paired with hand-crafted basins, that offer a textured look of woven rattan baskets.

The design is complimented with antique style brassware, in a bright nickel finish. Giving it a modern and luxurious twist.


Category: En-suite

The process

  • before

  • plans

  • 3d

  • after

Adam, Ben, Winston and Vasile are a spectacular team, from design to execution, communication was top notch and the results are breath-taking.
Design: We decided to do 3 bathrooms and a cloakroom all at once. We came with a reasonably strong sense of the style we wanted; spa-like zen spaces, wood-look, flat shower floors & then went more wild with the cloakroom...Adam was able to interpret these concepts and make them even better through clever design, choice of materials, practical thinking & design flair. Fundamentally, he has a great eye and is brilliant at building on nuggets of ideas and making them reality (only better!).

Execution: Ben led the execution team & the great thing is that Winston and Vasile are extremely competent with great attention to detail so you never felt like it was relying on one person being on site. The communication between the team was extremely good. Inevitably, things go wrong sometimes with suppliers, or you discover issues you didn't know about until you rip the walls apart; the team is great at finding solutions. I would go to any of these guys if I had another project, indeed we are already planning a kitchen re-build and will definitely use Bathroom Eleven when we do this.

I don't normally leave reviews, but I love the fact that we have this quality so local! Definitely can't recommend highly enough

Alex - home owner - Long Ditton

We used Venetian plaster on the walls, and created a bespoke fitted wardrobe with slated wood doors. Creating a seamless transition, connecting the bedroom and ensuite together.

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We fitted the bath at the foot of the bed, cutting away the sloped ceiling to allow for headroom around the bath. The Venetian plaster contrasts against the painted bath, creating a timeless effect.

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We removed the spotlights, opting, instead for metallic wall lights, adding to the sensual textures of natural materials.

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