Discover how award-winning designer Natalie Du Bois added sophisticated Blum storage and warm, nature inspired style to this generous master bedroom ensuite
Natalie Du Bois redesigns a master bedroom ensuite with warm style
My clients wanted their renovated master bedroom to feel natural and warm. It also needed to be a relaxing, shared space that they could both use at the same time.
Simple limestone tiles were selected for the floors, walls and window surrounds, for to their understated natural look, with a hint of warmth. This simple palette was then contrasted with mixed earthy-tone mosaics, quarter-cut linear oak timber veneer, and a stone-coloured Silestone benchtop – all chosen to make a visual statement as you walk through the doorway into the room. A rustic log, used as a stool, adds to the contrasting, yet complimentary textures and colours.
The his-and-her vanities are positioned symmetrically to the doorway and the twin windows, with plenty of bench space running wall to wall. A pair of simple sculptural bowls sits atop, complimented by the curvaceous freestanding bathtub on one side and balanced by the frameless glass shower stall on the other.
Warm LED lighting within the cabinetry creates mood and gives a floating effect to the vanity, adding to the ambiance and drama of the room. Hidden within the vanity are three Legrabox Blum drawers to house daily items and a small bin.
One of the unusual challenges on this project was finding something to replace the large glass-brick window, located above the bath. The solution was to source an artwork that perfectly fit into the space, disguising the dated glass bricks perfectly.
Get the Look
+ Cabinetry: Custom made in ¼ cut Oak Veneer with Sovereign Oak Melamine interiors
+ Drawers: Blum Legrabox Terra Black with black bases
+ Vanity Top & Basin: Silestone Exposed Elements with Apaiser Tranquillity basins in Diamond White finish.
+ Tapware: Buddy by Progetto
+ Bath: Apaiser Solar in Diamond White
+ Toilet: Zero 55 floor mount toilet with soft close seat by Catalano. Speedo in wall mechanical cistern
+ Heated Towel Rails: Scarpa by DCS Short
+ Accessories: Young by Fantini
+ Paint: Ceilings painted in ¼ Resene Rice Cake
+ Tiles: Floor and wall tiles in sealed Limestone
+ Wall Tiles: Borneo Grey mosaic by Peronda
+ Wall Lights: Romano 900 by Astro
Designer: Natalie Du Bois. Photography by: Kallan Mac Leod.