Are you thinking of renovating or updating your bathroom in the New Year? Take inspiration from these winning Victoria + Albert bath tubs from Domayne and transform any tired old space, no matter how big or small, into an inviting oasis where you can benefit from the calming effects of a cleansing bath.
In 2016 Domayne ran a competition in conjunction with Victoria + Albert, giving customers the opportunity to win back the cost of their bath. All the participants had to do was send us photos of their newly installed Victoria + Albert bath tub that they had purchased from Domayne Alexandria or Auburn.
“Quite a few fantastic entries were sent through to us and it’s great to see the world-class renovations being carried out right here in Australia,” said Elie Habib, head of Domayne Bathrooms.
Elie, along with Anita and Michael Swyny (owners of Luxe by Design), Lisa Green (editor-in-chief of Australian House & Garden magazine) and Brad Costello (Bathroom franchisee at Domayne Auburn) deliberated long and hard over the entries before choosing three worthy finalists. The judging took place on December 7th in the Victoria + Albert showroom at 84 O’Riordan Street.
“It was very difficult to choose just a single winner as the quality of the bathrooms are very high and the contestants have all chosen the perfect freestanding bath tub to suit not only their décor, but the size of their bathrooms,” said Michael, who worked closely with Elie to bring this exciting competition to fruition.
The judges were excited to announce Lillian Ajuria as the winner, with Alahna Ibrahim and Amalie Briotelis taking out the first runner-up and second runner-up positions.
Lillian’s winning entry came from the transformation of her former dining room into an ensuite for her master bedroom, giving life to a light and airy bathroom that opens out into a cosy trellised garden nook. Her brand new Victoria + Albert Barcelona freestanding bath takes centre stage, where it enhances the opulence of the sophisticated space.
“I fell in love with the Barcelona bath as soon as I walked into the Victoria + Albert showroom at Domayne,” said Lillian. “My sales consultant encouraged me to get in the tub and try it on for size and comfort before buying it.”
“I love the classic good looks and the simple symmetry of the Barcelona bath tub. It’s perfect for the “me time” sanctuary I wanted to create for my husband and I – the kids have their own bathroom, this is just for us!”
The first runner-up, Alahna Ibrahim, chose the Victoria + Albert Ravello freestanding bath tub to complement the clean and contemporary aesthetic of her ensuite.
“Wanting to create a timeless style, I was attracted to the defined silhouette and streamlined look of the Ravello bath tub,” Alahna said.
Second runner-up, Amalie Briotelis, added a new top level to her and her husband’s home and created a master bedroom with its own ensuite for the both of them to enjoy. To enhance the ensuite’s appeal, Amalie turned to the Barcelona bath tub, just as winner Lillian had done.
“I wanted to give my new bathroom a resort-style feel so every day could feel like a holiday,” said Amalie.
“The Barcelona bath tub really stood out with its gentle curves and clean lines. I’m very happy with the way it sits in my bathroom.”
Have these modern Australian bathrooms inspired you? Feeling motivated to renovate your own bathroom? Then read our previous blog for tips and ideas that will help you make an informed decision while choosing the right bath for your home.
Get your measurements ready and visit the Domayne Alexandria or Auburn showroom today and view our extensive collection of Victoria + Albert baths. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will help you find the right freestanding bath to fit your bathroom.