WHO LIVES HERE? Alex Walls (de­signer and di­rec­tor of Alex & Cor­ban) and Cor­ban Walls (en­gi­neer).

Your Home and Garden - - Bathroom Ideas Book -

A re­cy­cled Mini car show­room made from con­tain­ers pro­vided the raw ma­te­ri­als Alex and Cor­ban Walls needed to build their stylish hol­i­day home in Whananaki. Cor­ban lived on site through­out the three-month pro­ject, com­plet­ing a large part of the build him­self.

The cou­ple chose a clean look for their bath­room, with twin basins, mir­rors and pen­dant lights mak­ing a sym­met­ri­cal state­ment. Ply­wood was used to line the walls, a cost-ef­fec­tive dec­o­rat­ing choice which cre­ates a warm, invit­ing feel and soft­ens the home’s in­dus­trial ori­gins. In hind­sight, Alex ad­mits she wouldn’t use dark floor tiles in a bath­room with min­i­mal nat­u­ral light again. To en­sure the wa­ter sup­ply doesn’t run low, tags ask­ing guests to con­serve wa­ter hang on each tap. FACT FILE Van­ity home­made. Basins sec­ond­hand. Mir­rors from Kmart. Tow­els from Citta. Tiles from Trade Me. Tap­ware from the orig­i­nal build­ing.

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