Sleek and stylish bathrooms, professionally designed and installed by Coulby Interiors
Traditional Bathroom in Listed Building
This project was for a listed building in the South Norfolk town of Diss. The project included converting an existing downstairs bathroom into 2 rooms; a new bathroom and separate utility room, and a new ensuite shower room upstairs.
Rebecca recalls; Having recently purchased the house, my clients planned to fully renovate the whole property but wanted to update the bathrooms first. Downstairs the existing bathroom was outdated and in poor condition and the clients wanted the room separated to accommodate a separate utility in which to put a washing machine and dryer. The overall finish was to be traditional and elegant, matching the period property. I choose classic materials throughout, including wonderful antique vintage blue ceramic tiles for the bathroom floor, complementing the flat white metro gloss tiles on the walls. A free standing bath took pride of place along with a traditional style radiator finished in chrome. The ensuite required a lot of bespoke stud work to accommodate a shower enclosure where only a basin stood before and I used a similar palette to the main bathroom. The flooring was reclaimed oak rather than vintage tiles.
'The overall finish of both rooms were elegant and classic. Using simple tones with a splash of colour gave a fresh and elegant sense to these rooms in this period property,'
Traditional Bathroom Design, Norfolk
This project was to design a guest bathroom in keeping with the traditional and classic style of the client’s house. Rebecca recalls, ‘My clients live a beautiful Georgian house so it was really important that the bathroom design was sympathetic to the rest of their home. The bathroom was a really good size which offered plenty of freedom for creativity. The room had a lovely high ceiling and I was keen to take advantage of the natural light coming through the large window. When the existing carpets were removed the beautiful, original wooden floor was revealed. Once it was sanded down I used a protective anti-slip oil which also prevents any future yellowing of the pine and the finished look of the floor was stunning. I used traditional handmade tiles with decorative blue trims in the shower and around the bath which complimented the overall soft and light colour palette I chose for the room. The wooden panelling helped bring the whole room together but also had a practical function of concealing much of the pipework, creating a cleaner look throughout. Decorative lights and an elegant mirror above the basin added a touch of sophistication. I’m delighted with the overall finish. The room looks larger, functions well and really maximises the natural light.’
Contemporary Bathroom Design, Norfolk
This project was to design and install a modern shower room for clients who had recently moved into a property.
Rebecca recalls, 'The design brief was to create a light modern yet classic bathroom. I used soft neutral colours with natural wood textures which created a modern yet classic look. I chose natural white wood effect floor tiles and soft modern industrial pearl wall tiles. It was important to use high quality modern bathroom furniture and I added a bespoke frameless shower screen and door.'
'There was a lot of bespoke stud work to create the shower recess which included a tiled recess shelf. Finally I installed new LED down lights in the shower. The whole look created a beautiful contemporary shower room.'
Stylish Bathrooms, North Norfolk
This project's design brief included a complete barn renovation including interior design, structural beam work, flooring, decorating throughout and designing a kitchen diner, the project also required installing three bathrooms. Along with the main bathroom the client required two en-suite bathrooms to be designed, with a modern and contemporary feel.
Rebecca recalls, 'My client was looking for stylish and contemporary en-suites and bathroom. It was important that the design flowed throughout the bathroom and en-suites, that they were individual in colour scheme whilst the design elements tied them all together.
‘In the main bathroom there was originally no bath and it was a relatively narrow space. There was already underfloor heating plumbed in which meant it was quite a challenge to plumb in a free-standing bath as the centre piece. I overcame this by building a platform on which the bath could stand at the back of the room. As a result of placing the bath here I could accommodate a large shower and vanity unit in the design. The bath and mirror made a feature against the back wall which helped foreshorten the room and provide a more spacious feel.
For each of the en-suites I carried through the mosaics design as in the main bathroom, however I ensured that the colour schemes for each kept the spaces individual.’
Modern Bathroom, Norwich, Norfolk
Rebecca recalls, 'My clients wanted to update their existing bathroom with a contemporary, modern design. They wanted to keep a separate shower and bath but also maximise storage space whilst also incorporating some unique design features into the main family bathroom.
‘This was a really nice space to work with. The slightly unusual room shape allowed me to create some bespoke elements and provide plenty of light into the space. My clients had a preference for autumnal colours which gave me a good palette to work with.
‘The real design feature of the room was the bespoke recessed shelving which I installed with hidden LED lighting and framed in striking orange glass. I also used orange splash backs across the back wall and installed a bespoke mirror covering the whole of the remaining wall which really opens up the room making it feel even more spacious.’
‘To contrast with the bright, modern glass I used natural colours and textures in the rest of the room, such as subtle French Grey in the bespoke cabinets and pale limestone tiles on the wall and in the shower. The whole look was finished off with the rich burnt timber Karndean flooring, an ideal material for bathrooms.’
Traditional and Classic Bathroom
This bathroom project was for a Grade 2 listed building. Rebecca conducted all the liaisons on behalf of the client with the senior planning office of South Norfolk to ensure that all aspects of the project were agreed upon and processed in the shortest amount of time. The client wanted a classic design, in keeping with the older style of the building but with a sense of luxury and elegance. The existing bathroom had no shower whatsoever, a low ceiling and an extremely uneven floor which was partly due to the remains of an old hop press in the floor. This created a real design challenge.
Rebecca recalls, ‘To simply raise the floor level so it was all even would have been impossible due to the low ceiling. Utilising the expert carpentry skills of my team, I designed a curved, raised platform on which to house the entirely bespoke shower. This way we turned the unevenness of the floor to our advantage and created a real design feature. The shower area is enclosed by three, frameless, bespoke shower panels which helps retain the openness and sense of space whilst allowing the eye to be drawn to the fireplace.
‘I created a simple oak open storage unit within the fireplace with a glass top to reflect the small LED lights hidden in the chimney space. The free standing bath, elegant taps and silk curtains created elegance, and the crystal light and lit fireplace added soft mood lighting. I loved creating the contrast between the brick fireplace, solid wooden flooring and exposed beams, with the glass, tiles and crystal.’
Classic Wetroom Design in Travertine, Norwich, Norfolk
The client needed a somewhat dated bathroom updated into a wet room fit for disability use, whilst giving an overall classic look to compliment a beautiful barn conversion.
Rebecca recalls, ‘Functionality was key with this design as it needed to accommodate a wheelchair user. A specific wetroom installation kit was required to accommodate the weight of a wheelchair and I also installed a High Tec Mira shower with pre-set functionality and a remote control.
‘The client requested mood lighting so I designed a lit recessed mirror which provided shelving as well as a bespoke lit recessed shelf in the shower area which provided subtle lighting affects.
‘I used natural travertine of the highest quality as it provides a beautiful finish that is also anti-slip. I preferred mosaic tiles in the shower area to create a unique transition from the main area of the room.’
Stylish Classic Bathroom
The client’s existing bathroom wasn’t working efficiently for the family. The design brief was to install a large shower enclosure with a modern shower and include plenty of storage options with a finished design that was slick and contemporary.
Rebecca recalls, ‘My client requested I complete this project whilst they were away on holiday, having agreed the final design. This was nice because it provided me with an opportunity to complete the project and then present the finished room in a grand reveal!'
‘The colour scheme I choose was simple to compliment the clean-lined and modern design. I used LED lights behind the shelving to create an interesting lighting effect. I used solid stonework surfaces with glass stainless steel mosaics which when combined, created a real touch of glamour and elegance.
‘The Mira touch-control shower with remote control complemented the concrete-effect tiles and provided a super-modern and sleek finish.’
Modern Bathroom Design, Norwich
The design brief for this ensuite formed part of a complete house renovation project for a large four bedroom property in Eaton, Norwich within a short time scale. The overall design brief for bathroom was for a modern look that was subtle and sophisticated.
Rebecca recalls, 'Working on this project was fun, especially the client’s personal ensuite as they wanted me to use use bold colours as they wanted something a little different – a real ‘wow’ factor. I designed the large shower area with bright yellow glass splash backs and the bespoke double vanity unit with purple glass splash backs contrasted beautifully. I finished the vanity units and basin area with an oak work surface and surround to provide a link to the rest of the house where oak has been used but also to provide a natural contrast to the sleek and modern glass.’
The Client Says: ‘Rebecca thank you, without all the work you have done over the past year. We would never have got this house to its current fantastic state.’
Contemporary Bathroom Norwich
The design brief for this project was to replace an existing, dated bathroom which was very much out of keeping with the rest of the property, with a contemporary and fresh design.
Rebecca recalls; 'My clients wished to renovate their existing bathroom with a modern design. The space was relatively small so there was not much opportunity to change around the internal configuration of the bath, basin and WC. However, in order to achieve a modern and fresh feel, I carefully chose the right materials and opted for a pared down palette to create a contemporary feel.'
'I chose chalky white wall tiles and grey Fez Gris floor tiles along with sparkling grey and silver mosaics to create a contrasting feature above the bath. A modern style, glossy bath and curved vanity unit complemented the other materials and I chose a minimalist, slender black gloss electric shower to complete the look'
'The overall look was sleek and contemporary and my clients used splashes of rich- coloured accessories to finish off the room. I was really pleased with the finished product which transformed the space into a modern and welcoming bathroom.'
We are delighted that everything was delivered smoothly, on time and within budget. The attention to detail ensured we had a bathroom which surpassed our expectations and which we enjoy and are proud of".
Mr L Farncombe
‘We are delighted with the wet room. With both of us having full time jobs it has been great not to have the worry of all the logistics – it has taken all the stress out of the project and made it fun."
‘We desperately needed a new bathroom but had no idea how to proceed. We had no idea where to start or what to do until we discovered Coulby Interiors. Rebecca was professional and efficient and took the project in hand. We had a complete new bathroom with no hassle within two weeks."
Mrs L Hollis
‘We are thrilled with the service provided by Rebecca for the design and installation of our en-suite bathroom. From start to finish Rebecca was a pleasure to deal with. We are absolutely delighted with the service she provided and our finished en-suite."
Mrs K Shannon
"We now have a bathroom and a bedroom in our grade II listed cottage transformed by Coulby Interiors. We have no hesitation in recommending Rebecca. From concept to execution we have been delighted not only with the final product but by the way that the entire process was managed and delivered."
Mrs Duncan Crawford
"We are very pleased with the outcome, and would have no hesitation using Rebecca again or recommending her to our friends."
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