You either love it or hate it but either way it's back and here to stay. Wallpaper is a great way to add character and personality to a room. Wallpapering a room can be both a huge and difficult task, from choosing the style, pattern and colour to hanging, it's not for the faint hearted.Read More
Classic, traditional and completely on trend - the subway tile. There are so many versions from bevelled to flat, hand-finished, smooth and shiny to matt and tumbled not to mention the variety of colours.Read More
White can be described in many cases as cold, clinical and boring but we at Dwell don't agree. When done properly (and that's the key) white is fresh, bright and a clean backdrop to a huge range of decorating styles which makes it perfect to use in a bathroom - right?
White bathrooms hold their age so well and becomes warm and interesting when you add texture and colour via towels and accessories.
Not to mention it suits the interiors of so many styles of homes from classic to contemporary, country to coastal and heritage to ultra modern.
The luxury bathroom below could be found in a renovated country home, hamptons style coastal or modern city home. The herringbone tile pattern is so on trend right now and we love how it contrasts, yet works perfectly with the glamorous chandelier, the heritage bath, art deco table and modern black-edged towels. It has a subtle feminine feel to it due to the blossoms and colour of bath accessories on the shelf above the bath but could easily become more masculine by replacing the blossoms with twigs, changing the bath mat to black and the swapping the bath accessories on the shelf with black, silver and amber.
Even though the poured concrete vanity below is made of a hard material is seems soft and textural due to the finish. It adds a focal point and a contrast to the white room which lends itself to an industrial, eco or scandi style home.
Timber basins and a timber stool bring the outdoors in to the bathroom below. By adding towels in a similar colour the room is saved from becoming too clinical and stark. A sisal rug would also bring some warmth into this room.
Subway tiles and black joinery in this bathroom give it an art deco vibe with a bit of an industrial feel.
What ever your taste is you can't go wrong with a white bathroom. Go safe on the walls and splash out with your fittings and accessories, they are much easier to change when you tire of them than your tiled floors and walls are!
A few months ago we were contacted by an client we worked with a couple of years ago who requested a bathroom makeover for his holiday house overlooking Easts Beach in Kiama. The existing bathroom was looking a little tired as you can see below...
We selected a gloss white rectangular 300 x 600 wall tile and a sandy coloured square 300 x 300 tile for the floor. The floating vanity gives the illusion of more floor space and the large bath is a luxury for holiday makers at the end of a long day of surf, sun and sand. We love the finished result, it's fresh and stylish and a big change - smiles all round!