Interior Style

Alex Walls shows us how to create a stylish guest toilet

It seems like a small, insignificant space, but the guest toilet may just be one of the most used rooms in your home. Here’s how to make it a comfortable space to be in

The guest toilet, I’m sure you will agree, is not the most glamorous spot in the house. But as insignificant as it may seem, the powder room is a space that is in regular use, so why not put some thought into it?

Tucked on the ground floor close to the living areas or entrance, this room is typically teeny so I’ve turned this into a positive by creating a cosy feel with walls lined in a lovely mahogany-toned plywood. This material is always an affordable way to add character and I love this colour. If you don’t want to reline your walls, you could always use a paint colour such as Dulux ‘Ponsonby’ or Dulux ‘Cape Campbell’, which are both warm, deep colours that would match this look.

The next step is to select the fixtures. I chose a stylish, simple towel rail, toilet roll holder, soap holder and shelf – all in the same colour and material – from Kiwi brand Made of Tomorrow. Also, be sure to add a mirror, an essential in any bathroom and of course magically space-enlarging too.

Finally, I have brought in a soft hint of pink with a laundry basket, hand balm and towels that I think team perfectly with the richly coloured walls.
The key to doing this space well is coming up with a great colour palette and keeping it nice and simple.


Shop the look:

Floor painted in Dulux ‘Cossack Rock’. Walls lined in Redline plywood, $38.97 a sheet, from PlaceMakers, stained with mahogany timber stain. Catalano Sfera toilet, $1199, from Kitchen Hub. Armadillo & Co Nest Weave mat, $155. Mavis & Osborn laundry basket, $349.99. Mirror, $599.99. Fold shelf, $109.99. Fold toilet roll holder, $49.99. Fold soap holder, $49.99. Fold towel rail, $109.99. Hand towel, $24.99. Facecloth, $29.99 for 3. Leif hand wash, $49.99. Leif hand balm, $34.99. Dried wheat, $17.99. Books, from $44.99. All from A&C Homestore.

Words and Styling by: Alex Wall. Photography by: Bayly & Moore.

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