Pure and simple An understated palette creates a calm space
A CALM AND UNDERSTATED PALETTE CREATES A PRACTICAL SPACE FOR A LARGE AND BUSY FAMILY
A MASTERPIECE OF
elegance and efficiency, the main bathroom in the Tweed Heads home of mother-and-daughter contestants Kim and Michelle pays homage to the majestic and luxe look of Carrara marble – and the practicalities of a large family. Home to Kim and Michelle’s multi-generational family (that includes kids, parents and grandparents), this room can get pretty busy at times. House Rules judge and Home Beautiful’s Wendy Moore says the design has a lot of great practical ideas suited to the demands of such a crowd. “They did a really nice job of the layout,” says Wendy. “As it’s a family bathroom, they made the decision to separate the toilet into another room and that created a nice area for the shower, which was kind of tucked away. When you’ve got so many people sharing the house, it’s a really good solution.” The brief was to include marble and mint, and renovators Josh and Brandon embraced the rules in a big way, lining all walls in a marble-look porcelain tile, a look Wendy was a big fan of. “Marble works so well in a bathroom and the way they used the marble concept was very simple,” she says. “That punch of mint green in the sinks was also such a lovely idea. The sinks have a lovely matt finish to them and they feel so good. Having that finish and all that dark tapware at the sink, made it a really tactile, inviting bathroom for the family.”
BATHROOM KEY IDEAS
This bathroom has a nice and crisp design, according to judge and interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, echoing Wendy’s comments about the great floor plan. The shower (top) is slightly hidden away to create a private space, while the hero elements of the room are undoubtedly the pastel ‘Eden’ round bowl sinks in Mint from Highgrove Bathrooms (top right), which sit atop a white vanity and create a contrast to the black tapware and romantic lighting in the form of the ‘Pirouette’ eight-light pendant in Chrome with Crystal, from Beacon Lighting. Practical niches for storage are given a boost with a feature inlay of ‘Broadway Squares’ mosaic tiles from Beaumont Tiles (right).
BATHROOM The ‘Eva’ freestanding bath takes centre stage in the monochromatic bathroom, complemented by the‘Eden’ range matt black tapware, both from Highgrove Bathrooms. FLOOR:‘Touchstone’ porcelain tiles in Nero, Beaumont Tiles. WALL: ‘Plus Statuario’ porcelain tiles, Beaumont Tiles.