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Cast in stone

A large in­her­ited mir­ror soft­ens the feel of this po­ten­tially cold ce­ment-look bath­room. “It’s old and bat­tered but I like com­bin­ing the cold look of the con­crete walls and basin with an an­tique – it cre­ates con­trast,” says home­owner Martina Klop­per. The small mir­ror was a mar­ket find. “I al­ways en­vis­aged a big, old mir­ror on that wall but I couldn’t find one, so I used the small free­stand­ing one. When a big mir­ror sur­faced out of stor­age, I was so used to hav­ing the small one that it stayed. I guess you could call it ‘ac­ci­den­tal dec­o­ra­tion’.” An old brass tray also adds warmth. The basin is cast con­crete; a la­tex bond­ing agent was added to the con­crete mix to make it less por­ous and it was sealed with Sov­er­eign Seal. >>

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