Tomlin Residence

Liam Tomlin

Liam and Jan Tomlin have graciously allowed us to share with you a look inside their newly renovated Cape Town home.

Maintaining the integrity of their Victorian styled semi-detached townhouse, they have modernized and opened up the previously dark space.

The result is a fresh, light and airy home. In case you didn’t already know, Liam Tomlin, originally hailing from Ireland, is also rather well known for his collection of popular restaurants. Not only that, he is a winner of the prestigious Chef of the Year Award.

Liam’s kitchen at home is quite dramatic, clad in black stone tiles with stainless steel tops and a truly impressive huge black stove by Gullo, standing proud as the centre piece. Contrasting black industrial steel framed panels off-set the white walls, while wood panelling and flooring offer a warm foil in the living areas. The space is a canvas for their eclectic collection of art, books and furniture that reflect the character of the couple.

The upstairs bedroom is a consolidation of several smaller rooms, flowing easily into the outdoor space. Facing the other way the room is open to the bathroom, divided only by the black steel framework of the large walk-in shower.

We are thrilled that Liam & Jan selected our tap-ware, basins and accessories for their bathrooms. The Tomlins and their design team have absolutely nailed the modern classic look that we love so much.

Black metalwork and detailing frame our Britannia Thermostatic shower mixer, mounted on fired white tiles with black grout for contrast while our Burlington Basin mounted on its chrome stand has pride of place just alongside. While this basin stand is quite classic in style it lives comfortably alongside the more industrial chic finishes surrounding it.

Just above the basin they have featured our beautiful beveled Stockholm swivel mirror, which dips up or down to achieve the best angle. The mirror and basin stand is framed by two of our rather special Koh-I-Noor rotating polished stainless steel shelving units.

The end-result is a homely yet spa-like atmosphere that is soothing and dramatic at the same time. The team at Victorian Bathrooms is proud to be part of this lovely home.