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How to use natural stone to achieve a bespoke look for your bathroom

PUBLISHED: 09:55 30 August 2019 | UPDATED: 14:47 30 August 2019

Mixing cream and brown marbles gives this luxurious bathroom a warm, welcoming feel. 
Product: Crema Marfil vanity top. Photo Credit: stoneCIRCLE

Mixing cream and brown marbles gives this luxurious bathroom a warm, welcoming feel. Product: Crema Marfil vanity top. Photo Credit: stoneCIRCLE

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Bathrooms don't need to be all white, clinical spaces - add a touch of luxury to your home with natural stone. stoneCIRCLE is an expert stonemason that makes one-off items out of natural stone and man-made quartz.

Director Steve Vanhinsbergh reveals how to create a bespoke bathroom design that will look stunning and stand the test of time.

Combine a classic Carrara marble vanity top with Chinoiserie ceramic basins for a period look.
Product: Carrara marble vanity top and splash back.  Photo Credit: stoneCIRCLECombine a classic Carrara marble vanity top with Chinoiserie ceramic basins for a period look. Product: Carrara marble vanity top and splash back. Photo Credit: stoneCIRCLE

Elegant, ageless design for your bathroom vanity

"The double vanity is a popular trend for bathrooms at the moment. Design your bathroom countertop and basin with stone for an elegant finish. Limestone and marble are perfect choices in a bathroom and are very popular," said Steve. "For a classic look white or black marble creates an elegant, ageless design. Travertine and some of the beige limestone is great for a warm, soft feel, while grey limestone fits in with the current trend for monochrome bathrooms," he added.

stoneCIRCLE makes to measure, so the design will fit the space available perfectly.

Colour match with natural stone cladding

To highlight your double vanity, colour-match the stone with your bathroom walls and floors. Using the same stone for each fixture will create a harmonious, minimal design.

"Natural stone cladding is an alternative choice to tiling. Using larger areas of stone and removing the grouting between creates a tidier finish, that makes a room look more spacious," said Steve.

Bookmatched marble cladding in this walk in shower looks dramatic without being overpowering. 
Product: Bookmatched Calacatta Vagli marble shower. Photo Credit: stoneCIRCLEBookmatched marble cladding in this walk in shower looks dramatic without being overpowering. Product: Bookmatched Calacatta Vagli marble shower. Photo Credit: stoneCIRCLE

Add the wow factor

Use bookmatched panels to create a stunning focal wall. Book-matching is where adjacent panels from a block of stone are put next to each other so that the veins in the slabs meet at the edges and mirror one another, creating geometric patterns on the wall.

"Bookmatching is very much back in fashion, especially for white marbles such as Arabescato, but also for quartzite. It creates a really dramatic look and will help add the wow factor to your bathroom," said Steve. Visit stoneCIRCLE's site for some design inspiration and what you can achieve from natural stone.

Polished Crema Marfil tiles used for both the floor and wet room shower teamed with white walls for a light airy effect. 
Product:  Crema Marfil tiles and wet room shower.  
Photo Credit: stoneCIRCLEPolished Crema Marfil tiles used for both the floor and wet room shower teamed with white walls for a light airy effect. Product: Crema Marfil tiles and wet room shower. Photo Credit: stoneCIRCLE

Talk to the experts

stoneCIRCLE is the largest stonemasonry factory in the south of England. They combine centuries-old craftsmanship with the latest design and production technology to create a range of stone fixtures for your home and garden.

"We work with interior designers, housing developers and homeowners to create beautiful interiors in natural stone. stoneCIRCLE is also an approved fabricator for all major brands of quartz and sintered stone," Steve said.

Get in touch

stoneCIRCLE's showroom in Basingstoke is an ideal place to explore the possibilities, see samples of stone and talk to a member of the team.

Visit www.stone-circle.com to start designing your natural stone sanctuary today.

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