Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Well, hello! Delighted to discover our Hello chair in the Esty Finds newsletter, the rest of it is so pretty I'm signing up to subscribe!
Thanks a million to Erin from Koo-ki-nuts for letting me know! xx
Sunday, January 15, 2012
We've been on hold during our renovations. But now, baby, we're back!!! The first chairs of 2012 have just been re-dressed in cool greys. I present...
A beautiful pair of low back lounge chairs with sculpted Danish lines and oozing Scandinavian style. I've chosen a cool grey marled fabric on one, with the back rest cushion button tufted. The other features origami woodland creatures in fresh white and grey.
They're only $180 each, so be quick, I have a feeling these will be snapped up!
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Following from our new ensuite, our fabulous Main Bathroom renovation needed to include a new entrance and an updated look to elevate the design on a budget. Our requirement for a second toilet lead us to replace the old separate shower with a new loo, and instead have the shower over the bath. Now suddenly the room feels spacious - and tall (thanks to the tiles now reaching the ceiling!). Overall, the look in here is a little like a boutique hotel, but with enough playfulness to be a kid friendly family bathroom.
Above Left: After - Family bathroom meets hotel chic;
and Above Right: Original Before - Tacky, cheap, cracked tiles, rotten vanity and disgraceful mirror frame.
Vizzini Catania 1550 Bath
Normandy No.3 Tapware
Ikea Lillangen vanity and basin
Marbletrend Trento Mk11 toilet suite
Matt Black Hexagon mosaic floor tiles
Basic gloss white 100 x 300mm wall tiles
Magis Salute first aid wall cabinet
DIY painted ornate mirror
Ikea Godmorgon wall cabinets
Contractor: The Bathroom Company
Shower curtain via Amazon
Floor mat from Urban Outfitters
Missoni Giacomo bath towels
Bud Luxury Ducks collection
Jane Lamerton soap dispenser and cup - Myer
Jamie Durie (the Gnome) - Big W
Black Glass vases - Ikea
Stripe Hand Towel - Target
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The room that started it all... born from the frustration of a 5 bedroom / 1 bathroom scenario, the idea was to 'squeeze in' a second loo. So we've pinched some wasted space from a nook in our hallway to add to the existing loo to create our little ensuite. To the right of the l'il vanity unit is a delicious shower with rain shower head, and to the left is the new loo - exactly where the old one used to be, with the window above (stay tuned for where the extra one is going). The ensuite is accessed from the main bedroom via my study/'parents retreat'.
Below, The inspiration board:
Gloss white wall tile 100 x 300mm
Matt white hexagon mosaic floor tiles
Lillangen vanity, and mirror cabinet (Ikea)
Monda towel rail
Marbletrend toilet suite
Cavity sliding door with privacy lock
Small, lovely, modest and a little bit fun.