Completed Residential Projects | Polokwanes' Popular Forty 4 on Hoog Now Offers Spa-style Sanctuary

April 5, 2024

Ask any traveller what they most look forward to when checking in to a high-end establishment and the answer will always include “a stunning bathroom”: the kind of dream bathroom featured in glossy international décor mags. Inviting, alluring, comforting, rewarding, fragrant, indulgent, revivifying. No question about it, superb bathroom design elevates the guest experience and promises 5-star reviews and many happy returns.

Mr and Mrs Skordi, owners of Forty 4 on Hoog in Polokwane, believe in spoiling their guests rotten with a luxury experience. Looking at ways to elevate the Forty 4 on Hoog amenities, the couple decided to embark upon an ambitious upgrade of four ensuite bathrooms in June 2022. They reached out to Marku Gouws of Italtile Polokwane to guide them on the road to achieving an incomparable set of luxurious bathroom sanctuaries.

Upgrading one bathroom is a sizeable project; four could be considered overwhelming. Marku Gouws rose to the challenge, offering interior design advice and practical help in achieving the Skordi’s goals. He translated their ideas and expectations into a series of Opulent Urban Sanctuary mood boards that take inspiration from two powerful styles: glamorous Art Deco and ornamental, opulent Hollywood Regency. Dark and light tones play alongside soft finishes in both pastels and saturated jewel colours. Textural detail, including the repetitive pattern of geometric mosaic work, provides dimension and visually striking, touchable surfaces.

Fascinating mirrors reflect smart lighting solutions, amplify tiling details and highlight the existing decorative ceiling cornices. Black and white has been used to great effect, with touches of gold. There is a pleasing symphony of matt and high gloss surfaces. Elegant, contemporary sanware. Tapware with urban edge. And of course, playing a leading role, the ultimate bathroom luxury, marble. Lashings of it. From traditional, pale-veined, feminine Carrara-style marble looks, to theatrical, sumptuous, almost muscular dark marble looks.

The elements of signature Italtile style include:

Klif Dark Matt Glazed Porcelain Tile, 750 x 1500, by Atlas Concorde. A masterful interpretation of the expressive strength of alpine stone. An eco-chic Italian import, exclusive to Italtile.

Mini Hexagon Black Enviro Glass Mosaic by Global Stone. A fascinating honeycomb of matt and high gloss mosaic pieces which add both texture and pattern.100% recycled glass.

Real Calcutta Polished Glazed Porcelain Tile, 800 x 1600. A high-end porcelain tile in the style of classic Carrara-style white marble with pale veining. High polish reflects light beautifully.

Subway Ice Grey Polished Marble Mosaic. Mini subway mosaic tiles in soft white and grey marble, the perfect partner to the large format Real Calcutta Polished Glazed Tile.

Toscana Matt Black Wall-Hung Vanity and Basin. Made in Spain. A sleek black and white aesthetic designed to offer smart storage solutions for compact bathrooms. A deep, soft close drawer with a tartan fabric lining.

Potenza Matt Black Basin Mixer by Tivoli. Ergonomic Italian styling with beautifully minimalist lines in on-trend matt black. A waterwise aerator slows the water flow and stops splashing.

Black Stallion Leather Mirror. Smooth, round dimensions balance the angular lines of bathroom furniture. Peerless Pilkington glass Optimirror framed in black with a stylish black leather strap has high-fashion appeal.

Laufen Pro A White Close Couple Toilet. Swiss sanware specialists Laufen conceptualised the eco-chic Pro range to offer the ideal sanware solution for bathrooms of all sizes. Designed by the award-winning Peter Wirz.

Divina Semplice Chiara Black. A Proudly South African range of beautifully simple matt black bathroom accessories with impeccable eco credentials, made exclusively for Italtile.

Lemooriano Steel Polished Glazed Porcelain Tile, 800 x 1600. A bold, modern interpretation of marble that brings an undeniable energy to any space with opulent swirls of deep blue, green-grey, gold and brown.

Ultra White Glazed Vitrified Polished Porcelain Tile, 600 x 600. A magnificently glossy classic white tile with universal appeal.

Calcatta Gold Polished Glazed Porcelain Tile, 600 x 1200. With the luxury look and feel of the finest real marble, featuring a combination of delicate and pronounced golden brown veining for a lush finish.

Under the expert guidance of interior-design certified Marku and his team, each bathroom now offers the weary traveller the reward of an unparalleled eco-chic spa-style sanctuary experience. An escape from the everyday. The four bathrooms are ready to wrap guests in lavish comfort, with a thoughtfully curated aesthetic designed to de-stress and refresh Mr and Mrs Skordi’s guests.

Are you ready to invest in a high-end residential renovation? Italtile’s design-certified sales assistants are ready to guide you through the process and suggest eco-chic Italtile style choices that will best express your taste and personality.