Make it your own!
Whether a tiny guest loo or a lavish lavatory, these readers show us how to inject personality to best effect.
It’s just a loo, but in my mind it’s the most beautiful loo ever!
Interior and furniture designer Mpho Vackier of Centurion has a flair for exciting décor elements and rich texture – and her own guest loo is a perfect expression of her creativity. A bold, oversized Tretchikoff print creates an impressive focal wall and works beautifully in this small space.
In black and white
Jeanne Botes used black-and-white geometric wallpaper to spruce up all four walls of the guest loo in her Cape Town home. To offset the dramatic print, she treated the wooden floor with Woodoc Stain in the colour Ebony. “It used to be such a dead space,” says Jeanne. “It’s not a room in which I spend a lot of time, so I went for maximum impact!” >>
A mermaid’s tale
Anke Roux used a neutral palette throughout her Cape Town home when renovating; when it came to the guest loo, she decided that a feature floor consisting of ‘fish scale’ or scalloped tiles would add just the right playful touch. To finish the look, she used natural elements such as the wicker mirror and as a daily reminder of her father-in-law who passed away before the renovation was completed, she installed an ornate tap that he brought home as a souvenir from Turkey some years ago.