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Stylish & practical small bathrooms

Hello, Hope you all had a lovely weekend and have recharged your batteries for another week. I was fortunate to get away this weekend to New South Wales’ country side – the Hunter Valley (which by the way is a lovely winery region – so I couldn’t have chosen a better way to celebrate my first weekend off in a month!!). I am full of energy and ready for another week.
So, the challenge of this week…. I am currently working on a bathroom renovation project and as it happens it is a very small space. It occurred to me that in the majority of the occasions we are limited with space in our bathrooms.

Whether you are looking to redecorate your small bathroom or design one from scratch, today’s post will offer some quick tips on how to do so and as a bonus, plenty of photographic inspiration! You probably wonder how can one make a small bathroom functional, without compromising in aesthetics. . After all we do spend a lot of time in the bathroom…So why not make it the place we really want it to be, that feels as part of our home as much as everything else we have. I think many times bathrooms are overlooked and left on the side. So the question is what do you do when you have a limited space but still want to have a stylish/trendy bathroom? Well, the following photos I gathered in the list below guarantee that combining practicability and visual harmony is possible and not so difficult after all. Taking inspiration from the small bathrooms in this post could be the first step in assessing your upcoming project.

You must think of each and every element in your bathroom and how it interacts with the available space. Do any of them occupy a larger surface than necessary? In order to maximise a small washroom, there are a few things you could do. Removing the feeling of clutter can be achieved by replacing a floor standing vanity with a wall hung vanity so it gives you a cleaner look as well as a modern feel without compromising on storage space. If you’d rather a more minimalistic look another option to consider would be a pedestal sink (Philippe Starck has designed for Duravit this clever and pretty Pedestal Vanity with storage – photos below). Choose a cool tall sink that matches the overall style of the interior and enjoy the extra space. Buying a small bathtub is also a great solution, especially when there are so many chic models out there. Large floor tiles, as well as light coloured paint on the walls give the feeling of space, whereas dark hues could inspire crowdedness. With these simple ideas in mind, we invite you to go through the amazing photo collection below and share your own tips and tricks for designing a perfect small bathroom!

Also don’t forget to add a little bit your personal touch with some styling. For this you can just add statement mirrors, floating shelves, ladders for hanging towels, plants, candles, little stools, baskets, and lighting…even a chandelier would look magnificent and add some character to a small bathroom!

Enjoy! x

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Styling your home through the winter season

Hello all, I apologise for not having written in a while but things have been pretty busy. I started a new job recently which brings a new set of challenges and routine which includes weekends!..So, again sorry for the lack of posts but it is only now that I get the time to write! Wow – so things have been hectic on my end! – Hope you all have been well.

Just yesterday as I got to catch up with two of my best friends. We were talking about how dreadful, cold, rainy and grey it has been lately and how nice would it be to be able to escape to somewhere sunny or either just get away to the country and stay at a farm stay with a warm cosy fire place. Winter, you love it or hate it!

So what do you do when you are having those blue holiday mood days or just wish you could go somewhere warm and sunny. I think we can all agree that during this season we all need a little bit of encouragement to be positive when it rains and rains and rains! Although the rest of the world might be hibernating for winter we still need to enliven our spaces.

Style spaces with fresh sprigs and sculptural foliage, reflect gardens and views with statement mirrors. It’s too cold to go outside so bring the outside in!

Here are a few tips on how you can style your home to bring a little bit of spark back into your home through the winter season.

1) Mirror the change of season. At this time of year nature gives a wealth of inspiration providing a palette of caramel, olive, rust and copper to work with. Revamp your look by working in textiles and décor throughout the home.

2) Create a bedroom sanctuary, a lot of the time we neglect our bedroom as we concentrate in the rest of the home especially the living area. Make this a world away from the cold and dreary outdoors! Make this space luxurious and inviting with layered textures by using blankets, linens and soft furnishings. Add creative and ambient lighting that invites you into the space.

3) Give new life to your living space with a statement rug. Consider texture and tone for practicality but throw all caution to the wind by choosing stand out designs that will really lift the room, creating a unique and eye catching space. Play with texture to create atmosphere and drama – think alluring velvets and plush wool carpets.

4) Bring colour in. This will lift up your mood when you are having one of those days and wish you were somewhere else!. You can do this by adding some inexpensive accent furniture pieces, lightings, create a feature wall by repainting it or if you want to splash out, you can always get some beautiful wallpaper. Also using some throws can add colour to your existing lounges.

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And of course there is always the option that we can just take a few days off and go somewhere nice and cosy for a break where you can just sit and relax, re-charge your batteries by going for some nice walks while enjoying the greenery that surrounds us, do some food tasting and come back to your lovely winter retreat holiday home and enjoy of a warm bath, a nice cup of tea or some vino by the fire!.

Please feel free to give me your feedback. All comments are welcomed! – Have a fabulous rest of the week and keep warm.