Posts Tagged ‘before and after’
And so this happened:
As found in the March 2012 issue of Home Beautiful Magazine .
I’ll admit it: I cant help but do a little happy dance and squeal with excitement when I see my name & work in glossy print!
Thank you HB for featuring my project and a HUGE thank you to my very lovely client for opening her home and allowing this to happen! I wont name you – but I know you silently lurk around this blog!
As I mentioned in my last post, I recently had some photographs taken of some recent projects. I’m still in a caring sharing kinda mood, so thought I would share a before & after of a recent en-suite bathroom that I have done. I had posted a sneak peak of this just after the tiling was done, so it may be a little familiar!
The before bathroom was in quite a state. The previous homeowner had done a lot of the renovations on the house himself -a master renovator he was not: the floor was about fall through, the twin basins shared a tap that barely reached either basin, and the overall design was haphazard.
& now for the after…
My brief was to create an en-suite bathroom that was also a parents retreat -including a large bath and ahem, a throne, with ample storage for reading material!
I have also designed the kitchen in this house. My clients love living with colour so we continued the kitchen colour theme by using the same bamboo cabinetry and solid chunky reclaimed iron-bark vanity top. (Side note: as it’s a parent’s en-suite and not a family bath, I was OK about using timber in here. The clients know about how to best upkeep timber and love it muchly, so we did!)
The tiles are the feature of the room & I think they are a bit special! (They are hand made here in Melbourne with a crackle glaze finish & so beautiful!) Originally I was going to lay them in a ‘designed random pattern’, but when I was laying them out, I fell in love with them as a subtle stripe.
Rather than sticking with the same floor plan as was, I swapped it around and put in a much larger window with the bath below and put the shower and throne on the other side of the room. The cabinetry is designed with hidden storage everywhere so all the panels open for ample storage. The centre nook is purely for a lil sumpin pretty to live in. Hand blown glass pieces do the trick!
The floor and shower walls were laid with a natural stone from Aeria Country floors . Natural stone is a long process to install, but so worth it with its subtle texture and natural beauty.
And that’s that! Bathroom renovation complete!
I’m working on another 3 bathrooms at the moment! All very very different to each other – this is just how I like it! I love a space that truly reflects the people who live in the space and I am proud to say that this bathroom certainly does reflect the lovely colourful characters who bathe there!!
With my long absences from Designalogue, I kinda feel the need to prove that I am indeed keeping busy and not just ignoring the blogosphere.
So here is the proof. Some before and after pictures of recent projects:
um. In case you are wondering – This most certainly is a before shot.
And then after:
And yes. that IS a poem on the wall. (no apology from me for the blurryness of the picture -something about poems on walls gives me the shakes!)
The bedroom chandelier is a pretty special peice made from walnut and brass and uncovered in a marked in Italy by the clever Nicholas & Alistair
Now I’m on the blogging roll….onto another project:
A large living room that was quite open to the street and barren of furniture and personality:
(oh the red thing is not a vase or decoration…thats my handbag!)
That’s all from me for now. But I will be back tomorrow to share something else I’m quite excited about!