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How to get the look: 5 bathrooms with black floor tiles

5 Bathrooms with black floor tiles

I promise myself to take the time to refurbish the bathroom in our holiday home this year and while the promise of a new bathroom sounds really exciting (I love our tadelakt bathroom), I feel the actual planning and realisation is going to be a real headache this time.

The most Luxury contemporary design bathrooms by C.P. HART

Bathrooms inspiration by C.P. HART

In need of some bathroom inspiration? Read on… During my last trip to London, I went to check the newly renovated C.P. Hart showroom in Waterloo (South London) and was, surprised how stunning the building was (still trying to find out the name of the Architects) but I was also amazed by the bathroom designs on display. I’m a tactile person so being able to touch and get a feel of the K | Stone collection designed by Peter Jamieson, which is also exclusively available to C.P. Hart in the UK, was the cherry on the cake. I had checked a few high-end bathroom showrooms including C.P. Hart showroom in Chiswick when we renovated our home in London and re-designed this now completed tadelakt bathroom, but never realised they had an amazing contemporary bathroom collections in their portfolio. As I’m about to embark on two new bathroom projects, I’m re-visiting my notes to share with you some of my favourites and provide you with some major bathrooms inspiration… THE FEEL COLLECTION British Designer Peter Jamieson designed 8 collections for K | Stone which is …

The small but gorgeous flat of Agathe Perroy

The small but gorgeous flat of Agathe Perroy

I love discovering small spaces, cleverly designed and this small flat (42 m2) is a perfect example of what can be achieve in a small space. I first read about this flat in 2009 and while I have the memory of a gold fish for most mundane things, when it comes to interiors, my brain seems to file things in a funny way and remembers very old stuff. So when I started working on this new interior design project, somehow I kept thinking about the bathroom fitted by Agathe Perroy in her flat. When Agathe visited the building for the first time, it was split in two small flats, one on the ground floor and the other one on the top floor of a small nineteenth century house in very bad state but full of charm. Being an Interior Designer, Agathe worked out how to link these two spaces to create one inviting home. She first started to knock down a few partition walls and removed the false ceiling to gain more height. Luckily, this unrevealed perfectly preserved oak beams which she …

Our Tadelakt bathroom | Renovations. Interior Design Project by Karine Candice Kong Read on

Our tadelakt bathroom | renovations

One of the projects I most proud of out of all the things we achieved with our house renovations (loft conversion, new kitchen, the resin floor) is our Tadelakt bathroom. Its a material I have been wanted to use for years because it looks and feels like polished concrete and the results achieved really exceeded my expectations. 

Bathroom in loft conversion, Home of Karine Kong, Founder of READ ON >>


When we started our major renovations in our London home, the first big project we tackled was the loft conversion to create a double-bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Once this new room was finished, we pretty much moved in and camped there for about 7 months while the builders were working their way down through the second floor to create a new room where the terrace was, then the first floor where we raised the floorboards and finally to the ground floor where we replaced the tiles and floorboards by a resin floor and fitted a new kitchen. You can see more photos on Instagram under #bodieandfourenovations.


Now that our loft conversion is finished and I found this very cool bathroom mirror, I’m tackling our master bathroom, which is going to be white, minimalist with a resin floor.For the basin, I’ve ordered a beautiful basin designed by Antonio Lupi similar to this one. Taps: I’m looking at Vola or the taps designed by Antonio Lupi (subject to costs)Bathroom mirror:  I haven’t yet decided but the Pebble Grey bathroom mirrors may well do the trick as they have an interesting collection of cabinet mirrors. I just need to work out if our bathroom mirror can be fitted into the wall rather than wall-mounted as Elisabeth did for her bathroom.Door onto the balcony: I think Steve is looking at something like this on a smaller scale.In the meantime, here are a few looks I really love…I really like the design of this wall-mounted storage unit that combines style and practicality. It’s a feature in itself and looks fabulous and striking. If you are after an industrial feel, check out this wall-mounted clothes rack that would great against …

The perfect mirror..

Our loft conversion with en-suite bathroom is almost finished (give ot take a door & radiators to install). You can see some photos I posted here and here before going on holidays or search for hashtag bodieandfourenovations on Instagram to see the whole project. The whole house is a building site and Steve and I are literally camping in this new room (LOVE the view!) but I think, we are managing the disruptions pretty well.We have the basics covered!We can shower (LOVE the new shower & our tiles) and we’ve added a mini fridge in one corner so I can carry on doing smoothies for my healthy challenge.One thing that has bugged me since the beginning of this project was finding a cool, nice mirror.I wanted something a bit more special than a straight rectangular one and I’ve finally found the one I want which will also be part of our AW/2014 collection.What do you think? I think it has a very cool, Scandi design and the shelf below will be just perfect to display my favourite cosmetics. …


Steve’s uncle used to have a beautiful Architect house in Hahei (New-Zealand), which had a bathroom with a large bay window overlooking a beautiful private garden and a glass roof which gave you the feeling of showering in the middle of nature. Since then, I’ve always dreamt of having a bathroom with a view. I think being able to shower under the sky is pretty magical, don’t you think?However we live in London and the space we had to play in our loft conversion, was far from being as spacious as these inspiring bathrooms.Yet, with 11 sq meters to play with, we managed to create an en-suite bathroom filled with natural light and large windows to look at the sky, which I will show you when it’s finished.>> Check hashtag #bodieandfourenovations on InstagramUntil then, here are 4 of my favourite bathrooms with a view… The white, minimalist, contemporary bathroom above is by far, my favourite design and space permitting, I would love to have a walk-in shower like this.However, there are two things to bear in mind: 1) A …