‘The inspiration is FROM JAPAN'
Style at Home|February 2022
With a spa-like bath deck and bamboo effect shower tiles, Tracey and Scott’s bathroom takes them back to a special holiday
KAREN WILSON

EASTERN INFLUENCE ’I love how the Asian inspired bathroom reflects our travels and my cultural identity’

IDEA TO STEAL ‘Make the most of beautiful views by building a platform for your bath’

COME ON IN!

ABOUT ME I’m Tracey Yeoh, 39, a retail store manager and I live here with my husband, Scott Kelly, 41, a firefighter, in a three-bedroom 1930s semi in Ryton, Tyne and Wear (@1930s_ryton_reno). We got the keys in August 2020.

MY CHALLENGE Turning a bedroom into an en suite bathroom with an Asian feel, while sourcing all the components on a tight budget.

MY WISH LIST We wanted it all – a supersized bath, walk-in shower and double vanity unit. I also wanted to find perfect jade green tiles that matched my vision.

GREEN DREAM ‘I wanted the tiles to look like bamboo and I must have had 20 samples until I came across one on Instagram that was the perfect dimension’

Buying this 1930s semi in Ryton was my 21st home move,’ says Tracey. ‘Hopefully it’ll be my last as plans were approved for a two-storey rear extension before the sale went through.

Previously my job had taken me all over the UK and even to America. However, when I started managing a store in Newcastle nearer to Scott’s workplace, we could finally buy our forever house.

Planning the space

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