Noken in a South Hertfordshire home: natural harmony and Japanese character
- This home in the United Kingdom combines respect for nature and the delicate traditional Japanese touch by its owner.
- Bathrooms combine authenticity and elegance, through innovative equipment and the integration of natural materials.
Going into this house in South Hertfordshire is like being sheltered in the forest itself. Its natural character and adaptation to the environment is such that it appeared in one of the episodes of Grand Designs, a popular program in the UK, where the most unique architecture and designs in the whole country are showcased. However, the single-family home in South Hertfordshire is much more than a project with character in a spectacular natural atmosphere; it is the living personality of its owners, Chris and Yayo, who wanted a unique home in which they could be completely comfortable. Nature lovers and Japanese by birth, in the case of Yayo; the house combines balance, harmony and an elegant and serene design with the most traditional oriental inspiration. The result is an exclusive and relaxing project, a spiritual retreat in which to coexist day by day with nature.
The bathrooms in the south Hertfordshire home: quality in harmony
The beauty of this home lies in a comprehensive, organic and cutting-edge design, balanced both outside and inside. The natural atmosphere sneaks into the interior design through large windows, which give light and clarity to spacious and serene spaces. The bathrooms follow that premise, opting for a certain Feng Shui balance but banking on the quality and durability of all the elements. Done by the interior designer from the Porcelanosa Group, Sophia Borkowska, the main and family bathrooms, along with the three children's bathroom suites; ooze peace and relaxation, through the bathroom equipment from Noken Porcelanosa Bathrooms. In this way, we find pieces such as the Irta taps or the Novak bathtub, as well as the Lounge signature basin taps and bathtub, designed by Simone Micheli. In relation to the toilet, chosen by Chris and Yayo, this was the Arquitect wall-hung built-in toilet, which enhances the minimalism and easy maintenance of the bathroom. As a touch of authenticity, the bathroom decoration is finished off with wall tiles and floor tiles in fine materials such as wood and stone.
An inspirational trip to Japan
To make this housing project in the UK, which finds its inspiration from Japan, the interior designer, Sophia Borkowska, travelled to Japan.
"This project was not only a great adventure for me, but also a great learning experience," she claims. "I had the pleasure of working with the owner, Kayo, who played an important role in the process, right up to the point when we finally got this wonderful result."