If this title doesn’t grab your attention, we’re not sure what will! Rest assured, it isn’t click bait… this bathroom by Alex Hutchinson of @our_cactus_abode is a Mediterranean coastal delight! And of course we expected no less after her recent coastal ensuite makeover. Featuring a tonal colour palette and tactile materials, come with us as we explore all the stunning details in this earthy coastal bathroom tour with Alex.

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timber vanity with white basin and arch mirror _ earthy coastal bathroom
brass tapware and white tub _ earthy coastal bathroom

Being unable to travel gave Alex and husband Ryan the perfect opportunity to work on the master bathroom.

“This is the first house we have ever renovated!

“We completed our guest house early last year. Our focus then turned to our main house. We couldn’t travel with Covid so it was the perfect time to get stuck in to it.

“We changed the layout of the bathroom completely. Everything is new! I focused on earthy textures and tile pattern, with a touch of colour.”

coastal bathroom with tub and timber vanity

Inspired by different styles, the soft earthy tones create a dreamy atmosphere perfect for relaxing after a long day.

“Being a fashion designer I have always loved being creative so it really came in handy when choosing all the elements.

“When I first started designing this bathroom, I had no idea. I knew I wanted natural textures like timber, but it took some time to find all the elements. I definitely wouldn’t say this bathroom has a specific style, it’s such a blend.

“This bathroom is a blend of my favourite elements from a few saved pictures I found on Pinterest and Instagram. I really liked the idea of a feature wall colour. Now I absolutely love our peach Venetian render wall behind the bath.”

arched wall niche _ earthy coastal bathroom
brass showerhead in coastal bathroom

With every renovation project, it’s good to know what you want out of a space before you start!

“The bathroom had to feel as big as possible. With our 4-year-old, the bath was a must! I also had my heart set on an arched niche above the bath.

“We definitely splurged on the Venetian render from Modtexture and the bath and basin from Highgrove bathrooms. We wanted a touch of luxury and are super happy we didn’t skimp on these.

“Definitely plan early. Don’t pick things last minute. We were hoping to have a sky light above the bath, but it just wouldn’t fit with our solar panels on our roof.”

Build — Sam from Bridgland Builders

Thank you Alex for showing us around your master bathroom makeover. To see more from Alex and her renovation, you can follow her Instagram, or check out her website for luxe leather goods. Do you like this earthy coastal bathroom renovation? Let us know your favourite feature in the comment section below!

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white basin and arched mirror
timber vanity with arched wall mirror


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