Luxury For Less
Home Beautiful|December 2019
CREATE A SPACE WITH CHAMPAGNE APPEAL ON A LEMONADE BUDGET WITH THESE EXPERT DESIGNER INSIGHTS
Vanessa Keys

Love the look of marble and the glint of gold in the bathroom, but struggling to justify the expense? We all love to pore over images of gorgeous designer bathrooms, but budget restraints often restrict our creative freedom when giving the wash zone an opulent new look. That doesn’t mean that your remodel has to be conventional – in fact, it’s quite the opposite. “Creating a luxurious ambience in the bathroom is more about light, space and proportion rather than expensive or flamboyant materials,” says interior designer Mikayla Rose of Heartly. Turn the page for the experts’ advice on how to make a little go a long way.

GLAM FACTOR

All that glitters used to have a high price attached but, according to design specialist Christie Wood of Beaumont Tiles, it’s now much more affordable. “Go for brushed gold or matt black tapware over chrome,” she suggests. “Gold gives an affluent edge, and nothing screams high-end more than striking matt black finishes.” And for longevity, look for tapware with a PVD (physical vapour deposition) finish, which helps to resist scratching, tarnishing and corrosion.

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