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I love designing bathrooms and I have 5 must haves to make a bathroom beautiful and timeless.  This bathroom is part of our   Heidelberg full renovation project and the client was very happy with the end result.

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Must Have 1. Use timeless materials: Here we have chosen a porcelain tile but it has the look of natural marble which has a timeless quality so that it stands the test of time. I like to use the same tile on the floor and walls and I stay away from trends like feature tiles.

Must Have 2. Add Wall Lights on either side of the vanity mirror: Here we chose these gorgeous wall lights that have crystal droplets so they are very luxurious. Having wall lights look great but they are also a good source of lighting around the mirror which is perfect for getting ready.

Must Have 3. Choose a bevelled mirror: This mirror is stuck directly onto the tiles but to add a bit of luxury we made sure the mirror was bevelled.

Must Have 4. Choose Shutters: I always use shutters for window coverings in bathrooms because they look beautiful but they are also practical as they can be wiped clean and opened slightly for ventilation if required.

Must Have 5. Finishing Touches: I love to add flowers in bathrooms and a beautiful tray to display items like perfumes.

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I hope you are inspired to create a beautiful bathroom that you can enjoy for many years to come.  Andrea xx

 

 

 

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Before – This Powder room was in need of a make over – See for yourself below:powder room before

I will share with you 5 ways I made this powder room elegant

5 ways to make a powder room elegant

  1. Add Wallpaper – There are so many different styles and patterns of wallpaper so this is a sure way to personalise a space just for you. I love this one because it has the metallic leaves which give it an elegant look and the colours are very neutral so its also timeless.
  2. Add Wainscotting – I am a HUGE fan of wainscotting because it is so cost effective and it’s so easy to install. I have installed it myself at home so I am talking from experience. The top rail is skirting board and then trim is used to create the squares. Painted in white I think you will agree that it has given this powder room a fresh and elegant look.
  3. Choose knobs or handles that are special – These knobs are glass cut and quite a bit bigger than a standard knob. Its the small details like knobs that make all the difference to your room so put some thought into choosing something special.
  4. Add a wall light – Just about every bathroom, ensuite or powder room that I design has a wall light. I do this because they not only look great but they are a great light source in these rooms.
  5. Choose a beautiful mirror – The client already had this mirror and because it suited the style and was beautiful we re used it. I like to use mirrors that are bevelled or have something special about them.

I hope you are inspired to create a beautiful powder room, Andrea xx

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BEFORE + AFTER BATHROOM

I loved designing this bathroom for some lovely clients that are always a pleasure to work with and the end result was amazing. Before, the ensuite didn’t have enough storage and it was very outdated. The clients hated it and they wanted me to create a beautiful bathroom that was elegant and timeless.

See for yourself below

 

Before Photos – Bathroom

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Here is the After – Bathroom

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                The end result is a very elegant, timeless and relaxing space that has plenty of storage. We designed this custom cabinetry so that the clients now have lots of storage and it looks beautiful as well. I love using neutral colours for bathrooms so they have a timeless quality that can be enjoyed for many years without dating quickly.

 

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I often use wall lights in bathrooms because they look beautiful and they also create light around the mirror which is a good source of light. These wall sconces are very luxurious and the crystal droplets co ordinate with the cabinetry knobs and the soap dispenser. It’s these small details that make a bathroom special.

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I like to use mirrors that are bevelled or a little bit different like this one as they create a more stylish look. When I style bathrooms I like to add a glass container to display extra soap in a beautiful way and a small vase of flowers is always nice if you have the space on the bench. I hope I have inspired you to create a bathroom you will love. Andrea xx