Brick lane: Kharine slipper bath


The hipster café swears by it for street cred, but can exposed masonry really work in a bathroom?

To give the impression of a pampering haven rather than a draughty building site, anchor your bricks or stone in deep, confident colour, such as this rich teal – which has the added advantage of accentuating a sculpted ivory bath, like this one from Heritage Bathrooms. Kharine slipper bath, from £1,850.