Keep your cool this summer in a new bathroom

PUBLISHED: 17:10 02 August 2014 | UPDATED: 17:10 02 August 2014

John Lewis Newport range

John Lewis Newport range


With the temperatures rising, keep your bathroom a cool, calm retreat with neutrals, muted shades and pretty but practical touches

1. Mirror, mirror: the Series 10 Mirror Collection from Merlyn Showering is a new range of mirrored shower enclosures including the One Door Offset Quadrant option, shown here, starting at £2,031.34 (other options from £1,556.57) The glass of the enclosures combines a mirrored panel and sliders are also available (with or without side panels). Available at Potts Ltd, Maidstone 01732 848444, Morris & Turner Chatham 01634 813813, Allbits Plumbing & Heating Ltd, Whitstable 01227 281648 or visit

2. Simple but elegant chrome fittings are a feature of the Hansgrohe Metris Classic range from Ripples which blends classic with modern design. Shown here are the single-lever high-riser basin mixer, £415 and Raindance Classic 240 Air overhead shower, £600. Available at Ripples Canterbury 01227 459525, Tunbridge Wells 01892 617462 or visit

2. Faux wood venetians are a budget alternative to shutters – these start at £74 (42cm w x 60cm d) including measuring and fitting. Call 0800 916 6516 or visit

3. J by Jasper Conran Bathroom accessories at Debenhams, £15, Ashford, Folkestone, Canterbury, Broadstairs, 0844 561 6161 or visit

5. The newly launched Fairmont collection from Clarke & Clarke includes Kellie, an exotic bird and floral toile print on linen (shown in raspberry), which would make a pretty blind for a bathroom. The fabric is priced at £38 per metre and the fabric used for the footstool is Kinburn in raspberry at £31 per metre. Local stockists include

Amity Blinds Ltd, Orpington 01689 878418, C & H Fabrics, Tunbridge Wells 01892 522 618 or visit

6. Feminine accessories add the finishing touch. Simply Blue Oscar Soap Dish £26, Bloomsbury pink make-up bag £12.50, Clear Flower Bottle (medium) £9.50, Susie Watson Designs, Tunbridge Wells 01892 521 859 or visit

7. Back to basics: with simple lines at budget prices, the Emme range from Frontline Bathrooms Aquaceramica collection offers style without breaking the bank and includes Caymen Bath, £185, Emme Basin, £85, pedestal, £55 and WC with soft-close seat, £345, visit or call 0845 470 2427. The Bathroom Merchants, Gillingham, 01634 851999, Swans Kitchens & Bathrooms Gravesend, 01474 569070, visit or call 0845 470 2427

8. Although not shown here in a small bathroom, the Fusion Petite suite from Smiths Briten’s Pure Bathroom Collection is designed for limited spaces. The two wall units, WC unit, mirrored cabinet and Alva Basin range from £79 for the basin to £595 for the WC and total £1,779 for everything shown, visit or call 0845 634 4321.

9. Mesmerising mosaics: add interest with these Indian Ocean glass mosaics in Madagascar Seaspray £149.91 per square metre, shown here with the Maida Vale basin 600 in white £450, Baltimore wall-mounted, three-hole basin mixer in brushed nickel with oak trims £925 (also available in chrome and with ceramic trims), all from Fired Earth, Canterbury 01227 764944.

10. Any angle: geometric hexagon mosaics in black and in white £128.98 per square metre, Aurea slipper bath £1200, Lincoln floor-standing bath and shower mixer £1,350 all from Fired Earth, Canterbury 01227 764944.

11. White Geranium is the new summer 2014 spa range from the White Company with a floral scent that combines lavender, eucalyptus, geranium and rose. Prices range from £15 for a room spray to £40 for these bath salts in a white ceramic jar

12. Bath brush, £12, The White Company

13. Wooden bath tidy, £45, The White Company

The White Company, Tunbridge Wells, 01892 731120 or visit

14. Shower power: The Satellites Cyrene Kit thermostatic mixer shower includes a Cyrene control panel, a mixing unit and a fixed shower head, prices start from £540.

Local Triton stockists include Heating Plumbing Supplies, Maidstone, 01622 606820 or visit for more.

15. John Lewis Platinum Suvin Collection Towels, Pearl Grey, from £5

16. John Lewis Newport Bathroom Furniture Range, from £75

John Lewis Bluewater 01322 624123 or Ashford 01233 811 010,


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