Block’s tough judge gets judged himself – and wins TIDA bathroom awards – Stuff

The Block NZ: Redemption’s tough judge Jason Bonham is showing this year’s Blockies how to do it – the designer has taken out two of the four awards in the 2022 Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) New Zealand Bathroom awards.

Bonham won the TIDA New Zealand Designer Bathroom of the Year and also the Designer Bathroom Suite of the Year with two “statement” bathrooms.

The winning designer bathroom, an ensuite for two, makes a bold statement, with finishes, fixtures and accessories selected to reflect the coastal location of the home and to give it a luxurious international style.


The Block NZ: Redemption judge Jason Bonham runs Bonham Architecture & Interiors.

The TIDA judges noted that this has been achieved with an exceptionally high degree of sophistication, such that this bathroom could easily be found in a top end home or apartment in any major city in the world.

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“On entering the space, the immediate focus is on the custom-coloured bath and the Martha Sturdy brass sculpture above it – both making a subtle statement about the natural surroundings,” the judges said.

“The stone-clad wall behind the bath screens off the toilet and shower, allowing privacy when two people are using the ensuite at once.


The vanity units are teamed with decorative “bubble” sconces and distinctively shaped mirrors.

“Custom vanities on either side of the space have been designed like pieces of furniture, and paired with distinctively shaped mirrors and custom ‘bubble’ wall sconces.”

Bonham’s winning designer bathroom suite reflects a modern, international aesthetic.

Previously tiled in dark mosaics tiles, the new ensuite now features an eccentric tile application, with a pattern that flows from the entry, along the floor, and into the double shower that runs the full width of the back wall.


Bonham, never a fan of timber on the Block, has created a dramatic batten wall for the bedroom of this award-winning designer bathroom suite.


And this is the bathroom in the suite, with its dramatic tile pattern that runs across the floor and up the wall.

Completing the space is a custom vanity with core-fluted, touch-to-open drawer fronts, set against the cloudy tones of Bianco Storm marble tiled walls.

The TIDA judges were impressed with the sophistication of the suite’s design, which has resulted in …….



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