1 A ray of sunshine Singer-songwriter Elvis Blue (Jan Hoogendyk) and his wife Chireze of George aren’t shy when it comes to using bright colours in their home – and the guest bathroom is no exception! Chireze chose a cheerful yellow for the imbuia sideboard, which now serves as a vanity. Vinyl stickers are interspersed with ceramic tiles above the loo – together they create a striking focal wall.
Vinyl stickers from Robin Sprong; pendants and basin from the Sedgefield Market
Moody blues Throw out the rule book that says small spaces have to be light and bright! Katie Farringer proves the opposite in her tiny guest loo in Stellenbosch. “I spent a lot of time trying to brighten up this space with muted colours and it just didn’t work, so I went dark and I love it!” she says.
Basin from Hadeda
3 Door to door Artist Richard Scott painted one of his iconic artworks directly onto the guest loo door in Justine and Corné Krige’s colourful Melkbosstrand home. If you aren’t confident in your own artistic abilities, have a print made or opt for vinyl. Best of all? When you move house, you can simply replace the door and take your artwork with you!
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