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.
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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How To Bring The Trends Home
Now that you’ve immersed yourself in our 2022 trends, here’s how to welcome them into your home, your way
LIGHT ‘N‘ SHADE
FROM ADDING PRIVACY AND PROVIDING SHADE TO SHOWING OFF YOUR STYLE, THERE’S A BLIND TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS AND AESTHETIC
SMART & SEAMLESS
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TREAT GUESTS TO THE FIVE-STAR EXPERIENCE WITH A COMPACT POWDER ROOM THAT’S BIG ON LUXURY AND STYLE
THE NEW MED
Classic Mediterranean style leaps gracefully into sparkling new waters – our take is eclectic and playful, yet as elegantly European as ever
JOIE DE VIVRE
A REFINED PALETTE AND A FLOWING NEW LAYOUT TRANSFORMED THIS SNUG SYDNEY APARTMENT INTO THE IDEAL FAMILY HOME
A DYEING ART
IN THEIR SYDNEY-BASED DESIGN STUDIO, PEPA MARTIN AND KAREN DAVIS, FOUNDERS OF TEXTILE AGENCY SHIBORI, REVEL IN COLOUR AND TEXTURE
Grown With Love
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Happy Ever After
A bold makeover transforms a dream family home into the gold standard for indoor-outdoor living
Lord Of The Games
Comedian David Smiedt takes an irreverent, but appreciative, look at the classic things that define you-beaut aussie life
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DESIGNING A LEGACY
Eduardo Cosentino of Cosentino Group talks taking over the family business, embracing a global market as well as leaving behind a legacy for the next generation.
Go Big, Go Home
Maximalist designs, sharp jewel tones, colour blocking, and Memphis style; frequently intersecting in the many faces of design, these aesthetics come together to lend sumptuous flair and vintage chic to the homes of today. And for the home of any modern style savant, what could possibly be better?