Eleanor founded Eleanor Horwell Design with the intention of creating strong but cosy English interiors, backed up by her inspirational blog. This family space is the master bathroom in her five-bedroom terraced house in Hampstead.



What was the look you were going for here?

I wanted a bathroom that didn’t feel too much like a bathroom. We spend a lot of time hanging out here as a family so I wanted the feel to be cosy and inviting.


Any aspects of the design that weren’t planned?

The look definitely developed. In In fact the tiles in the shower weren’t there to begin with. I had a plain shower tray at first and then knew something was missing. Putting in the Bert & May tiles transformed the room; now it’s like being on holiday every day.



Most difficult decision?

It took a long time to work out what to put under the salvaged butler sink. I looked for a wooden unit but ended up with plain legs that were made for these types of sink which was the right decision – that wall would have looked very busy with anything else there.


Did you consider putting a bath in here?

We initially planned to have a bath, but it would have added at least £5,000 to the budget, which was already tight, and we have another bathroom upstairs with a bath for the kids. We have put in the plumbing for a bath – behind the dresser - so if we ever sell the house the next owners can install one if they wish.



How important are plants in a bathroom?

I think plants are important everywhere in a living space! Not only do they add beauty, colour and texture to any space they’re also great for air quality too.



Sources: Glazed blue Churriana tiles, Bert & May; Velvet chair, Graham & Green; Sink and taps, eBay; Shower head and brassware, Lefroy Brooks; Wall lights, Holloways of Ludlow; Copper vases, Habitat; Towel storage cabinet, Vintage/second hand; Starbay leather chest, The Conran Shop; Triomphe gold tripod table: Oka; Wall paint in Stiffkey Blue, Farrow & Ball


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Article by: Emily Murray