Project # 2 The bath­room

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This lux­u­ri­ous space is a tran­quil haven per­fect for wind­ing down af­ter a long day while you soak in a bub­ble bath.

When the cou­ple built the house three years ago, Ca­rina was keen to use the beau­ti­ful dresser from In­te­rior Con­cepts with its mar­ble top and dou­ble van­ity in their en-suite bath­room. “We both love the drama and elab­o­rate flour­ishes of the French aes­thetic and have used it be­fore,” says Ca­rina.

The dresser comes from the sup­plier with an ex­tremely rough grey or white un­der­coat, so it’s ideal for paint­ing. Lisa also lent a hand with this project. “She has un­der­taken sev­eral paint­ing projects for us be­fore, so she knows my taste very well,” says Ca­rina.

Her brief to Lisa was to cre­ate a sense of drama. Or­di­nary grey or white is not Ca­rina’s style; she loves colour and the dresser had to make an im­pact. This was right up Lisa’s al­ley as she be­lieves the more de­tail on a piece, the bet­ter it is suited to a weath­ered look. “The curves and em­bossed de­tail al­lowed me to play with the rich colour and touches of gold.”

Ca­rina and Jurie adore their strik­ing van­ity dresser. “When I re­lax in the bath, I love look­ing at it!” says Ca­rina.

In an ul­tra-modern home, I’d steer away from the weath­ered look. – Lisa

Ca­rina pur­chased the bath­room van­ity com­plete with its white mar­ble slab and dou­ble basins and asked Lisa to trans­form it with a paint tech­nique. She re-used the orig­i­nal han­dles as they com­ple­ment the dra­matic de­tail on the dresser.

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