Your Ensuite bathroom is often your sanctuary. That space in your home where you can lock yourself in to escape from your children and life’s demands. That space in your home where you can have some time to unwind, relax, groom, and pamper yourself.
In this Red Hill Bathroom Ensuite Renovation our client Michelle included two things on her sanctuary wish list.
- Incorporate the colour sage.
- Have an art deco design style.
Say it with Sage
Careful consideration was given as to how we were going to introduce sage in the bathroom design. Concerned that sage green tiles would date over time we opted for a sage, custom-built vanity from Coleman Cabinets. The technical name of the colour is called Spinifex Natural Finish. This green tone is calming and creates a feeling of relaxation but is also bold enough to create interest in the space. The finish on this sublime vanity is smooth. Teamed nicely with the smooth, matt black handles from ABI Interiors and smooth texture of Frosty Carina Caesarstone benchtop. Made from 93% naturally strong Quartz, stone benchtops are here to stay. The Frosty Carina is a sophisticated choice with a subtle vein; but it definitely isn’t plain either.
The Fixtures and Fittings
The matt black tapware, heated towel rails and robe hook instantly catches your attention. This contemporary design choice is certainly bold and on trend. A classic contrast to the whites we see in the room.
Originally, we wanted to include 3 oval black frame mirrors above the vanity to create that art deco vibe. However, given the client’s wish to have her undermount basin left-aligned we couldn’t make this work as it wouldn’t align. Design not only has to be aesthetically pleasing but more importantly – functional! Instead, we chose 2 large black-frame, round mirrors. We think the mirrors are a stylish choice and the curved lines are cohesive with the tapware and vanity handles. Hitting the Art Deco brief with this selection.
Michelle was decisive in not wanting a Rainfall shower. I am totally with her with that choice. I cannot stand getting my hair wet every time I shower. The choice was the Jaya Rail Shower – Round from Beaumont Tiles (of course in Matt Black).
Given we chose to make the vanity and fixtures / fittings the statement pieces it was common sense to keep our tile choices neutral. Having said that we did not want the tiles to be completely muted. So, we selected a gorgeous terrazzo tile called Castello Ice from National Tiles. The large 600×600 tile throws specks of white and grey and the choice of a larger tile means less grout lines. In fact, we can hardly see the grout lines, can you?
We didn’t stop after laying these on the floor but rather wrapped the Castello Ice tiles up the back wall of the shower to give the shower a bit more pinazz! The black frame around the shower recess makes this wall POP! With all this going on the obvious choice for the other walls was a plain white satin tile (not gloss) with white grout. The white lightens and brightens up the small space, reflecting the natural light coming through the window.
We may live in the Sunshine State, but we can certainly appreciate a toasty, warm towel…especially during Winter. This was our first time installing the Otto Heated Towel Rails from ABI Interiors and we love them! In fact, we’ve suggested including these in our client Erica’s Ensuite renovation in Moggill, when we start in April. She’s excited to have these too! We took ABI Interior’s advice and incorporated three rails to ensure the towel is evenly heated. We have styled with a gorgeous sage green Country Road bath towel.
The Finishing Touches
Nothing says Art Deco like gold! Some of our finishing touches included this stylish hand soap dispenser from Bed Bath N’ Table and gold tray from Target. A stylish little ‘dump tray’ to pop your jewellery.
A pop of colour and touch of freshness with a vase of vibrant tulips from Sarahs Flowers is a nice styling choice. Also, a nice Thank You gift for Michelle, thanking Michelle for choosing to use Simon at Avocado Constructions.
We hope you love it because we certainly do.
Have a nice day 😊