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Bathroom trend alert – nature inspired design ideas from Athena

10 Nov 2022

Nature-inspired design is one of the biggest home trends and your bathroom is a great place to start. There’s no need for bathrooms to be clinical white spaces, through colour, texture and natural materials your bathroom can become a soothing place of rejuvenation. The Athena range of bathroomware includes vanities, mirrors, showers and baths in natural hues and finishes which will help you transform your bathroom spaces.

The Fleet modular vanity from Athena is a transformative bathroom piece. The Athena Fleet range is available in eight nature inspired colours including Green Slate, Friar Grey, Indian Ink and metallic wash effect Alchemy. This versatile design allows you to choose the colour of the frame as well as the colour of the drawers meaning you can mix and match to your heart’s content whether the deep coastal blue of Indian Ink or soft eucalyptus hue of Green Slate is right for you or perhaps it’s a combination of both.

The Fleet’s modular design comes in 900, 1200, 1400 and 1600mm widths allowing you to find the perfect vanity for your bathroom’s size and your family’s needs. Complete the look with Athena mirrors which are fully sealed to prevent moisture and water damage and are suitable for long-term use in wet areas and living spaces. Choose from the contemporary black rimmed Soji design, or the Iluminar LED Mirror with dual light settings, both available in rectangular, round or pill shaped designs.

Transform your bathroom space with the Fleet 1600 Frame in Perfect White and two 600 Drawers in Green Slate and additional Brushed Gunmetal Handles, Circa Basins in Matt White and Soji Black 600x900 Mirrors. For a soft nature-inspired look, pair this look with a limewashed wall effect in Resene Concrete with Resene FX Paint Effects medium mixed with Resene Sea Fog.

If you’re after a soft natural curved design, consider Athena’s Swift Curved Vanity. The vanity’s on-trend rounded edges add instant personality and style to any room. The high-pressure laminate cabinetry is available in four colourways: Baroque, a vertical woodgrain design, Surrender, a soft matt white laminate and two marble-looks, Catalina and Bernini. Swift comes in two benchtop options: Contour Bench Top for top mounted basins and Serifos Solid Surface Top, a sleek design that provides a classic, clutter free and easy-to-clean solution.

Caution curves ahead! The Serifos Swift 1200 Wall Vanity in Bernini Marble with an Iluminar LED Mirror will add dimension to your bathroom space. Finish the look with walls in Resene Eau De Nil.

Continue your nature-inspired design into your shower with the SlateForma shower tray. This sleek one-piece composite replicates natural slate stone and is available in three colourways. This easy-to-clean design is a grout-free alternative to tiles and the low profile 25mm tray allows for a seamless transition from bathroom to shower. The SlateForma trays can be combined with any Athena door set.

The SlateForma 1000x1000 Shower Tray in Stone is a mineral composite with the look of slate. It’s paired here with the Platinum 960 Shower Screen and Fleet 1600 Frame in Green Slate. Create softness with flooring in Resene Colorwood Rock Salt protected with Resene Qristal ClearFloor and walls in Resene Half Grey Chateau with Resene FX Paint Effects medium mixed with Resene Quarter Iron. 

Whether you want to make a statement with the SlateForma Shower Tray in Slate Dark Grey, keep things light and bright with the Swift Curved Vanity in Surrender or do some forest bathing with the soft green of the Fleet Vanity in Green Slate, with Athena there’s a nature-inspired design in the right, shape, style and colour to suit your bathroom.

Locally owned and operated, Athena’s reputation is built on manufacturing classic and contemporary bathroomware for New Zealand homes, using quality materials that are made to last. Learn more at

Published: 10 Nov 2022