Relaxing in the bath has never been more enjoyable for a Victorian family who for $12,000, have completely transformed their beige bathroom into a bold, industrial masterpiece.
“The main black tiles for the floor and bath have a rustic charm about them which adds some texture to the room. The larger tiles are paired with bold black and white marble mosaics in a chevron pattern which frames the window and adds so much personality to the little space,” said designer Fiona Parry-Jones whose brief was to transform the small bathroom into an interesting and bold space for guests and family to use.
“I then added some simple subway tiles to lighten the walls and compliment the feature tiles. The vanity is a gorgeous walnut veneer that adds warmth to the monochromatic room.”
Homeowner Anna Smith is thrilled with the cosmetic makeover which took six weeks and also included a new mirror, bath and tapware. “The new tile colour is really modern and makes the house feel much fresher and newer when walking past the bathroom.”
The black and white tiles are now her favourite feature, although they did prove a little tricky to lay. “The biggest challenge for the tiler was mitering an edge for the window reveal in the chevron tile,” said Anna.
The subway tiles were the biggest bargain along with the custom timber veneer vanity which according to Anna “wasn’t too expensive and came up really well.”
As for advice for other would-be renovators considering a bathroom makeover, Anna says “when using small tiles as a feature wall, make sure it’s a wall that doesn’t have any external corners – keeps things simple!” Anna also recommends finding “trades that you feel comfortable with rather than picking the cheapest and listen to what advice they offer. Also seek recommendations and referrals off friends, family and workmates.”
Fiona Parry-Jones is a creative director at . Photo’s courtesy of Kate Hansen from .