Here are some before and after shots of my bathroom. The renovation was done by Cato Constructions, they did an amazing job and I am super happy with the results. The style before it was renovated was a 90's version of federation bathroom, green and cream with yellow walls. It was renovated in the 90's and there had been no waterproofing at all so the floor was rotten.
I wanted a clean simple modern bathroom with a little twist of retro. We will not live in this house forever so I didn't want an outrageous design. Besides from having all the walls and floors ripped out, I decided to remove the wall between the bath and shower. There were originally two shower heads on either end but I decided on just the one so there would be more air circulation...less mould! I left the wood windows so it would have a more earthy feel. I also installed custom made handles on the doors and linen closet from auburnwoodturning.com.au/door-handles.
Beautiful photography by Honey from Insight Creative
I believe the days of jazzing up your bed with thousands of throw cushions is gone, making way for a more minimalist hotel feel.
I am a little obsessed lately over little white tiles with black grout. I wish I had done this in my bathroom.
How fun are these kitchens, if you are worried about adding a pop of colour to your kitchen then just use it in a few 2 pac cabinet doors that way later on if you hate it you can just get it re-painted.
Modern / retro
I have had sleepless nights dreaming about grout, tiles, vanities and colour schemes. I have been to the same tile shops more than 5 times and I'm sure that if I went one more time I would have been banned. My friends are fed up with me, I have changed the designs more than 10 times but have finally decided.
Basically loads of white with a touch of grey, Natural White Dulux for a bit of warmth and a contrast against the pure white retro style vanity and hexagon splash back with dark grout. A copper pendant will hang down the right side of the vanity. Pale mint hand towel holder and very large custom made door handles for the bathroom in a hexagon shape. The floor tiles are Amalfi grey 300x600 tiles with the bath & shower area with large white 300x600 tiles, as I hate cleaning grout. A freestanding bath along side a free standing glass shower along the back wall. I designed the bathroom with colourful removable accessories like the large handles on the doors incase down the tract we sell or I get bored of the colours.
Before and after photos will come later once it has been all done.
Click on any of the images to find where to purchase them from.
This new stunning house built by Cato Construction's has so many amazing features we had to show them all. I was asked and super happy to help style the house for this photoshoot, not that it needed to many accessories as it's beautiful as it is.
fionalynch.com.au Fiona Lynch, wow what an amazing interior designer - her modern / retro / futuristic style has made me rethink everything I know about designing my home. Her use of colour is clearly genius!
I have added a few home accessories that look similar to her style.
BAR LUCE DESIGNED BY THE AMAZINGLY TALENTED WES ANDERSON. This cafe / bar could not be more kitsch, I love the colours the fabrics the style. Every movie and everything this man touches blows my mind. I am always in awe of how he brings so much colour and design into every scene and outfit.
This bed was handmade by my Grandfather, Giovanni. I never got to meet him, he died before I was born so I feel like it's special to have something that he hand carved for my son Ollie. It was actually an easy process transferring him to a bed, I was not looking forward to it as I liked his cage I mean cot. Blanket from Illy & Lolly.
How amazingly styled is this nursery. Sophie and Dale Vine off The Block have designed the most creative and beautifully serene nursery fo r there new little boy Van. I did two custom art pieces of S&D Vine huskies for Van's room . The original art was mainly black and white with touches of gold!
I want to wear this suit all day, even in the shower and to bed.
Teddy Boy (also known as Ted) / Teddy Girls (also known as Judies)
is a British subculture typified by young men wearing clothes that were partly inspired by the styles worn by dandies in the Edwardian period, styles which Savile Row tailors had attempted to re-introduce in Britain after World War II.