It’s okay to be bold with colour in your bathroom. Not only that, it’s also perfectly fine to use wallpaper in a bathroom insists designer Hayley Rodgers, from Wanaka’s Melanie Craig Design.
In this family bathroom in a Dunedin bungalow, Hayley covered two walls with textural wallpaper in deep navy blue. “The strong blue gives the room a boost, and the fine texture of the paper adds interest.”
The bathroom, originally three separate spaces, was pulled together to form a single new room. “There was a small bathroom, a separate toilet, and we also borrowed some space from the hallway,” explains Hayley. “In the design, we wanted to reference the history of the home, but also make it feel up to date. The wallpaper helps make that link.”
A new window was installed. “Because there are stained-glass windows in the rest of the home, we decided to make a feature of it by commissioning a pair of panels in the same pattern, then placed a back-towall bathtub directly under the window.”
A pair of white wall sconces adds to the symmetry. These and a round LED-backlit mirror throw light onto the walls and highlight the texture of the wallpaper, giving it a 3D-look. “The idea was that these lights can be left on and the main ceiling light turned off to give more ambience while bathing.”
A vanity top in American oak is offset from the drawer unit below to create the maximum amount of counter space on both sides of the round sculptural sink. >