(Design: Bowerman Interior Planner)

The bathroom should never just be a plain white box. Don’t be afraid to experiment with dark colours, even if the space is small. Turn this intimate space into a sensuous spot, and create highlights using accents and textures, like intricate marble veining on your walls and floors. Complement the overall look with seamlessly designed, dark-coloured fixtures.

The Hansgrohe Axor bathware collection (below), designed in collaboration with renowned designers and starchitects like Antonio Citterio and Philippe Starck, are available in black chrome finishes, handmade in Germany and specially created under the brand’s bespoke customisation programme, Axor Finishplus.


The Jackalope hotel in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Australia, was designed with luxury appeal in mind. Most guestrooms in this property feature a deep soaking bathtub made of dark graphite Apaiser marble — a patented material from the brand.