Before we got our hands on this little ugly duckling of a house, she could only dream of squeezing a second bathroom into her 114sqm floor plan. But by punching out the side wall of the master suite, we managed to sneak in the perfect little ensuite. It may be small in size but it’s super pretty and really practical.

Colour me beautiful

As has been said a few times now, the original house really didn’t have any endearing features. So, our overall vision was to give it charm and beauty through the use of colour.

 In this little ensuite we followed this vision and used colour and metallics to give it a bit of glam and wow-factor. Pretty pink and gold scream flirty feminine and the addition of black brings it back down to earth and makes it a little more acceptable for a man to shave in.

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Tapware & tiles

We were spoilt for choice with Reece’s tapware range, I could have spent days poring over their online store! There are so many amazing styles and finishes to choose from across tapware and fixtures, and being split into trends and budgets, it’s all so easy to navigate.

For this ensuite, we chose aged-gold tapware which totally brings the bling to the room – as Lana would say #bringit! It’s so beautiful and looks like pieces of jewellery on the walls. And the slimline profile of this range doesn’t look too bulky in a smaller bathroom. 

We paired the encaustic look porcelain floor tiles from Tile Cloud with a pretty pink and neutral tile combo for the walls. Laid in a diamond pattern that surrounds the entire room, they’re ultra-feminine. PS – I took my pretty time trying to crack that diamond pattern – watch Episode 2 and you’ll see what I mean #doubtingmyself 😉

Storage & styling

To offset the gorgeous, girly feel created by the tiles and tapware, a black vanity and basin, also from Reece, was the perfect choice for this room. Vanity storage can take up a lot of valuable space in an ensuite so we chose a shaving cabinet in a decorative oval shape. Its sleek design means it’s a great space saving piece, combining the mirror as well as additional storage. 

Flowers (faux or fresh) are always a gorgeous addition to a bathroom vanity. You can mix them with a beautiful candle or soap and sit them on a tray to anchor them.

We often mix up towels to add texture but if in doubt, new, fresh white towels are always a winner.


Let there be light

You’ll know by now how much we love a skylight, but in this room we put in a massive feature window instead. And wow, was that the right decision. It really makes the space.

And don’t worry about anyone catching you on the loo, there’s a motorised Luxaflex retractable awning hidden on the outside. When it’s down you can still see through it from the inside, but it can’t be seen through from outside #seriouslygenius #seriouslyprivate. And speaking of the toilet, also from Reece, we chose an in-wall cistern to save space and showcase more of the tiles. These days hidden cistern toilets are the only way to go if you can afford it.  


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