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Wed Jun 7 2017

Country Homes and Interiors Summer Show: C.P. Hart and the Urbanisation of the Bathroom

Country Style Bathrooms by C.P. Hart (131 Promenade Case Study)

Country Style Bathrooms by C.P. Hart (Wheatsheaf Inn)

Country Homes & Interiors’ first Summer show was the ideal marriage of modern style and country life. Bringing together popular high-street and high-end brands with over 120 artisan makers and upcoming designers, London’s Business Design Centre was home for three days to this consumer-focused, design-inspired show.

Two of our clients were involved in the show, with Amtico providing the flooring for the Country Homes & Interiors summer room sets and luxury bathroom retailer C.P. Hart leading one of the consumer talks on bathroom design.

C.P. Hart’s Principal Development Designer, Daniel Cook, and Merchandising Director, Rachel Martin led a design lecture on the ‘Urbanisation of country bathroom design’. With a strong attendance of interested homeowners looking to bring a taste of the country to their homes, Daniel and Rachel helpfully outlined key bathroom trends to look out for this year and shared their top tips for country bathroom style ideas to work in conjunction with city living. They helpfully paired traditional country bathroom features with contemporary design ideas and tricks that could easily be replicated in your own home. Tops tips included being brave with colour, which when used in the right context won’t date, alongside adding layers of texture ensuring what is created is timeless and something truly unique.

With their new focus of ‘customised as standard’, moving away from purely functional bathrooms with the limited and often clinical style, two key trends stood out. Firstly, Modern Romance which will see the introduction of earthier Nordic blush colours and the use of natural materials, especially soft woods, to the bathroom sector. Industrial which used to be heavily focused on monochrome and quite masculine shapes, will be replaced with softer lines and a big focus on intricate detailing.

Susie Briant