Something I’ve learned about myself in this long and never-ending house renovation is that I’m not averse to a bit of luxury. Well ok, probably not luxury compared to a seven-star hotel but we have been known to save up and spend more on items for our home if we’ve felt it’s worth doing. More often than not shortcuts just aren’t worth taking and we’re busy undoing all the mess left us by previous owners who were too lazy to repair the house properly.
Still on our list of future projects is an overhaul of our main bathroom and en-suite and even though neither of them will happen any time soon, you can never do enough research. It was with this in mind that I set off for the press opening of the new Bagnodesign bathroom showroom on the Kings Road in Chelsea last week. The location is certainly perfect for a high-end showroom but I was curious to see if the end result would live up to its iconic whereabouts.
As we arrived there was a hive of activity at the showroom, putting together the finishing touches to the space that will replace the existing Bagnodesign architecture and design centre which opened in 2012. Here’s what they have to say about the idea behind the launch:
BAGNODESIGN provides a service to architects and interior designers working on hospitality projects both in the UK and internationally. Soon located in Chelsea, the heart of the Capital’s interior design hub, the BAGNODESIGN Kings Road showroom will offer a welcoming, inspirational environment with a range of valuable facilities for project professionals.
From work stations and meeting tables, to video conferencing faciltiies, refreshments and free wifi access, the BAGNODESIGN Chelsea A&D Centre is much more than a regular bathroom showroom. The ideal spot to meet with clients and fellow professionals, visitors to BAGNODESIGN Chelsea will also be surrounded by the very latest ideas in bathrooms, with a wide array of beautiful, luxurious products which encompass every area of the room’s design on display.
Separated across two levels, the showroom demonstrates their full collection from monochrome to marble, freestanding vanity units to designer showers. As part of the window display there is the most stunning copper bath and the stunning Options Cylinder shower heads which are such a game changer for me. I’ve never seen anything like them before and as the water cascaded out I felt like I could watch them forever. The cheapest finish on these is Chrome at £380 incl. VAT up to Gold and Anthracite at £1,060 incl. VAT. My beloved brushed copper doesn’t come particularly cheap at £925 incl. VAT but worth every penny in my opinion!
Whether you like minimal modern or something more traditional, Bagnodesign offer collections to suit all tastes and cater for everything from tiles to towel rails. And having started life in Dubai you know that even the most discerning customer or client would be able to find everything to their exacting taste. Here are some pictures I managed to snap from the evening to give you an idea. Whether you like minimal modern or something more traditional, Bagnodesign offer collections to suit all tastes and cater for everything from tiles to towel rails. New bathroom anyone?