Gina’s home: Black and white bathroom reveal

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Round mirror in bathroom

This week I restyled my bathroom and thought it would be a good time to finally share this space with you!

I’ve previously shared little corners of my bathroom, like when we shared our budget bathroom styling tips and our DIY bath tray, but never the full space.

Today I’ll share my inspiration for the space, loads of pics and also details of all the products I used in the ‘supplier’ section so you can find them easily.

Next week I’ll share a post about the bathroom mistakes I made and how you can avoid them!

Free standing bathtub with black tap

Bathroom vanity with round mirror

Double shower

The inspiration for the bathroom started with tiles… I ummed and ahhed for a long time about what tiles to use. When I was initially planning the bathroom, I thought a marble tile feature wall would be beautiful but as it got closer to locking in the tile choices there was an overload of marble bathrooms on TV and social media — I began to feel like this luxe feature wouldn’t feel that special.

So that’s when I went back to my moodboard (aka a dining room wall I converted into an oversized inspiration board) and spotted a bathroom with black and white diamond patterned tiles. My husband said they just got a new tile in (that’s at Tile Republic) he thought I’d love and that night brought home the petal tile that I of course fell in love with right away. It’s a concrete (or encaustic) tile that feels much softer underfoot than porcelain or ceramic tiles.

With the floor tile becoming the feature, we opted for a softer wall tile and selected a matte white handmade subway tile that has a lovely organic texture (these ones are made in Spain but there is a more affordable option available from China).

Bathroom vanity styling

Bathtub

Black and white bathroom products

Styling-wise I wanted to play with the black and white palette but didn’t want the space to feel too contemporary or stark so I injected some natural products like the timber accents, terrazzo tray and natural brushes. The Turkish towels also have a gorgeous texture that help to soften things.

Indoor plants fill this space and I move plants about in my home quite a bit (although I know they say you shouldn’t do this as it can give them ‘shock’ and kill them). At the moment there is a chain of hearts plant on the window sill, fiddle leaf fig by the bath, jade plant on the vanity and string of pearls in the shower.

The hero piece has got to be that oversized mirror that I got from Curious Grace though! It’s 1m in diametre and I love how it draws your eye as soon as you enter the bathroom.

Bathroom front on

Turkish towels in bathroom

Bathtub from above

Supplier list:

Fixed items

Tiles: Tile Republic
Bathtub: Bathroomware House
Tapware: Astra Walker and Abey
Vanity: Polytec ‘Tessuto Milan’ Ravine cabinetry / Organic white caesarstone top
Basin: Cibo Fineline

Styling items

Round mirror: Curious Grace
Bath tray: DIY tray
Towels: Turkish Murkish
Body brushes and mits: Biome
Body products: MUSQ and Dermalogica
Bath soaks: Soak Society and Ink from Biome
Charcoal soap and soap dish: Biome
Terrazzo tray: Kmart
Pot plant bag: Freedom
Candles: Zakkia and Diptyque

*Disclaimer: some products featured in this post were gifted.

Black shower

Bathroom shelf

Black mirror

Bath tray

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Gina is the Editor of STYLE CURATOR, an award winning Australian blog about the pursuit of a stylish home. She is passionate about sharing her love of design, architecture, decorating and homewares. Having recently finished the build of her dream home, she's now tackling the never ending job of styling it. When she's not blogging or working with interior styling clients, you'll find her running after her 1 year-old son Patrick or getting her hands messy in a creative project.

15 COMMENTS

  1. Yay, I love reveals and this is a great one! The wall tiles are beautiful, I like a patterned floor tile for something different and I am strangely crushing on your shower shelf! I went to a lot of trouble incorporating wall niches and ledges into our bathrooms but it’s nice to see a wall mount shelf look so damn good. The mirror is def the standout 🙂 I’ve chosen one for our powder room, I hope it looks half as good as this! Love everything about this room (the bath is gorgeous too) – awesome job x

    • Oh thanks for your super lovely comment Jane 😗 That shower shelf is actually one of my ‘mistakes’ that I’ll be sharing next week but thankfully shower shelves have come a long way and I could find one to fit the space, ha ha. Makes me feel better to read you like it! Can’t wait to see your bathroom once it’s finished! How is your Reno going? You had such a big landscaping job, hope it wasn’t too stressful to finish! Xx

      • I would never have guessed it was a mistake, I’ll keep my eye out for that post! The reno and landscaping are finished so now it’s just a mad dash to the finish line to get the styling done and all those little jobs that take 5 x longer than you expect hehe. We should be live one way or another by the end of this week!

  2. Gorgeous bathroom! Love the black and white tiles. I have been stressing over my tile choice and concerned that the encaustic tiles are too much work. I’ve heard they need to be sealed, is this an issue or something the tiler can do?

    • Hi Suellen, they definitely need to be sealed as they have a porous surface. We sealed the tiles ourselves just to keep costs of trades down but your tiler can/should do this for you. To be safe, we sealed the tiles once before they were laid and then once after they were laid and cleaned with a special tile cleaner. You should then clean the tiles with a proper tile cleaner and seal the tiles once a year. Also throughout the year, be careful not to use any acidic or bleach cleaners on the tiles (you need to treat them in a similar way as you would natural stone). It sounds like a lot of work but it really isn’t and I just love how they look. Hope this helps 🙂

    • Thank you Nala, that’s so lovely of you. We used 1.5mm spaces but because of the uneven shape of our tiles, the grout line becomes 3mm… if that makes sense? If we used a factory made rather than a handmade tile, they would look much closer together. Hope that helps 🙂

  3. Beautiful! I am searching for tiles just like your wall tiles. Can I ask if they are matte or sating finish? And white or off white?
    I would love the tile information if you are able to share.
    Thank you.

    • Hi Sarah, thanks for your lovely comment. The wall tiles are matte white (these ones are handmade in Spain but there’s now a cheaper Chinese copy). I’m not sure where you’re based but these are from Tile Republic in Canberra. Hope this helps!

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