Beautifying the bathroom

Last week it rained and rained and rained and there was a huge storm up north. Which meant of course the trains were down. Any excuse and they stop running. Fortunately for me it was the Christmas party that night at my agency. I’d thought I wouldn’t be going – but I did and it was a load of fun – at Madame Tussaud’s. Brilliant!

What that all meant was that instead of going home I’d go and stay at Tamara’s, and enjoy the wonderful surroundings of their beautifully designed home in East London. Whenever I stay they make up a lovely firm futon with crisp white cotton duvet and sheets with a welsh woolen blanket to keep me warm. I sleep in the snug – the walls are lined with art books and good novels and science fiction and the childrens books are arranged in several wooden French wine boxes on the floor.

And after a good night’s sleep I get up at 6.30am and pad my way up the Dinesen floorboards up the stairs to the black slate bathroom. It’s truly a work of art in black and white. And every time I visit I think to myself I want a bathroom like this one day – it’s exactly like the one I dreamt of when I was a child and I was going to be a stockbroker like Zirka in Capital City and drive a crapped out rusty old yellow 911.

So this is it – time to start planning my dream bathroom. Starting with the shower.


A fixed shower head can be installed directly onto a wall or on an ‘arm’ which is fitted onto the cubicle tiles. With the former, you can usually adjust the head to control the direction of the spray. With the latter, you can slide the shower head up and down the arm depending on whether you want to wash your hair and your body or just one or the other.

Handheld shower heads rest in a cradle. You can remove them in order to point the spray exactly where you want it. Perfect for shampooing kids hair and cleaning the shower. My favourite job!!

If you’re someone who wants it all, a shower head with different settings including powerful spray, massage and gentle modes could be for you.

Water is no longer something we can take for granted so being clued up about conservation is a good thing. Keeping water bills down is a priority these days so it’s no surprise that there is a type of shower head on the market caters for the eco conscious amongst us.

Over the course of a lifetime, an eco shower head enables water saving through special design innovations. Of course, having a shower with any type of head saves more water than having regular baths.

My favourite, and one of the most luxurious types of shower heads is the spa style. This head is large, flat and round and is installed fairly centrally in shower ceiling. You can change the power levels to soft or hard – and just soak it all up. Bliss.

Mira Showers has decades of experience in bathroom fixtures and fittings in addition to a wide range of accessories such as shower trays and enclosures. Products are designed to the latest innovations and highest standards.

It’s worth going to the experts for advice on the type of shower head which will suit your daily needs.

Written in conjunction with Mira Showers

All images © Kohler






5 responses to “Beautifying the bathroom”

  1. Emily Gregory avatar
    Emily Gregory

    Thank heavens you’re back! I’ve missed you! Super excited to see your renovations with each room as they are so inspirational. In the meantime, a sneaky shot of your Christmas tree would suffice! Take care.

    1. Charlotte | Anknel and Burblets avatar

      Glad to be back, Emily. Albeit briefly. Hoping to have some days over Christmas to document our daily life at home 🙂

  2. Pauline avatar

    I think your bathroom is going to be beautiful.
    And a Christmas party at Madame Tussaud! Wow !
    Hugs, Pauline

    1. Charlotte | Anknel and Burblets avatar

      Hiya Pauline – great to see you here! Have a lovely Christmas – say hello to your lovely cats too x

  3. Pauline avatar

    Dear Charlotte,
    Merry Christmas to you all. Have a wonderful and magical time.
    Hugs, Pauline

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