Designer Camille Styles uses Duravit products to elevate the bathroom experience.

Soleil by Starck Tub
Duravit Soleil by Starck bathtub. Photo courtesy of Duravit.

A truly inviting home designates areas for relaxation. And at its best a well-designed bathroom can be a haven—a place to enjoy solitude and rest. In this year’s Sunset Idea House, Camille Styles is dedicated to transforming the bathrooms in her 1950s beach house renovation from purely utilitarian to serene and spa-like. Here’s how she’s incorporating the impeccable design and efficiency of Duravit to bring her idea to life. 

Ease and Efficiency 

Camille Styles Portrait in Living Room
Camille Style at home

Michelle Nash

Styles has a notable affinity for organic, timeless aesthetics, which she is weaving into the renovation of her beach house in Malibu. She also loves efficiency—elements that deliver utility with ease. This mix drew her to Duravit, a revered company that has been bringing bathroom solutions—from toilets to bathtubs to faucets—to homes, hotels, offices, restaurants, and more for over 200 years. “The collections deliver high-quality that conveys a timeless quality,” says Styles, “with a functionality that works seamlessly and adds a sense of ease to everyday life.”

Prioritizing Wellness 

SensoWash Shower Toilet
Duravit and Philippe Starck Senso-Wash® Starck shower-toilet

Courtesy of Duravit

Styles’ sentiment aligns with the focus of Duravit, which is to enhance daily life through outstanding design and smart functionality. Our days begin and end in the bathroom, points out Kerry Rudd, VP of Sales – National Wholesale for Duravit USA, so this space is integral to how we feel. “Duravit looks at the bathroom as the centerpiece of the home—a place to unwind, recharge, and spend some time alone,” adds Rudd. “Whether it is a product such as our SensoWash shower-toilet, or one of our numerous bathtub options, Duravit upgrades our customers everyday.” 

For the primary bath and powder room, she chose the SensoWash toilets from Duravit’s Soleil by Starck, a sea-inspired collection designed by revered French architect and designer Phillipe Starck. Completing the look will be natural wood vanities from the White Tulip Collection, another series brought to life by Starck. The overall aesthetic is timeless, pulling inspiration from the natural world, says Styles. “Duravit does this so well with its classic designs, clean lines, and organic materials.” 

Making a Statement 

Soleil by Starck Basin
Duravit Soleil by Starck basin

Courtesy of Duravit

For Duravit, every detail is critical, from the curve of a faucet to the clean lines of a bathtub. This attention to detail is why the company has garnered some of the most acclaimed international design awards on an annual basis, notes Rudd. It’s also a reason why design-minded creatives like Styles trust not only the unparalleled quality but also the beauty it adds to such critical spaces, the ones we look to for wellness and respite, day after day. “It all makes my at-home bathrooms feel like a spa,” says Styles. “Calming and serene.” 

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