Integrating Pantone's 'greenery' into our bathroom makeover
Our 1930s Queenslander has had quite a few owners with quite a few interesting decorating aesthetics... none of which my husband and I particularly liked. After visiting New York for the third time last June, I finally landed on the concept for our bathroom and ensuite makeover. Both rooms are small, had limited options for layout and due to budget and the domino effect of changing floor plans, we also ruled this out too. Ensuite Our ensuite used to be the front porch, it had two walls with windows and one with the door which really limited how to use the space. The photo (courtesy of Ray White Real Estate) below provides you with an idea of what we started with. This aspect is looking in from the master bedroom.
After playing with the floor plan a few times, and understanding how the light works, we decided to build a wall over the window to the left of the toilet but maintain the window so that from the outside the look did not change (this is the front of the house and is western facing). This provided us with extra wall space which we used to reposition the vanity and extend the shower to a walk in. We also pulled out the ceiling and were able to follow the roof line to rake the ceiling up to create extra height. True to our New York inspiration, we landed on white subways for the walls, Nero Marquina honed marble mosaic on the floors with a black subway border tile (all sourced from Beaumont Tiles). Our tapware is a mixture of Brodware's Michelangelo and Zucchetti Bellagio as we loved the modern reference to the deco style. Handshower by Hans Grohe. Towel hooks, toilet roll holder and towel rings are Brodware Classique, toilet is Subway 2.0 by Villeroy & Boch (all sourced from Bathroom Supplies, Bowen Hills). Originally we were going to add a green wallpaper to this room but the new ceilings just didn't work - so we incorporated a plant - yes I promised greenery... wait until you see the bathroom below. Our vanity and cabinet are Ikea reworked with Blake & Taylor black chalk paint and some gorgeous new hardware from Paddington Hardware.
Bathroom The bathroom has many similarities to the ensuite, but a few key elements bringing in Pantone's greenery. This was a dream of mine before the colour was announced, it just made it much easier to convince my husband of the bold design. The photo below shows the original bathroom (courtesy of Ray White Real Estate). This photo is taken from the position of the toilet, the door was to the left near the powerpoint. This trapezoid shaped room was quite a challenge to work with.
We got a little creative and slightly moved the wall that the vanity is on to provide another 1/2 metre of width, and were able to square up the wall that the door was on slightly so it wasn't so triangular. We moved the location of the door to where the toilet was (where this original photo was taken). As with the ensuite we chose white subways for the walls, Nero Marquina honed marble mosaic on the floors with a black subway border tile (all sourced from Beaumont Tiles). Our basin and bath tapware is Brodware's Michelangelo and Custom Winslow exposed shower, towel hooks, toilet roll holder and towel rings are Brodware Classique, toilet is Subway 2.0 by Villeroy & Boch. The bath is a Decina Uno island bath (all sourced from Bathroom Supplies, Bowen Hills). We were able to source an amazing marble offcut from All Stone Specialists in verias green which was such a surprise find and a perfect fit for our aesthetic. But the star of the show is the the gorgeous Kingdom Home wallpaper in Jungle Palm Day. Our vanity and cabinet are Ikea reworked with Blake & Taylor black chalk paint and some gorgeous new hardware from Paddington Hardware. We just love our new spaces, not only do they use the limited space much better, they are luxurious, beautiful and fun. Apologies for the poor quality of photos... but you get the picture. Note: We are yet to receive and install our overhead shower rail.