I’m really excited to share the first room in our new home — our ensuite.
At the start of this year I called on your help to plan the layout and select finishes for our ensuite and you’ll see many of those ideas were used and some things were changed.
The biggest changes were around tiling choices and layout. Originally I was planning a marble feature wall of either hexagon or penny round tiles but as it got closer to locking in the tile selection, I felt there was a bit of an overuse of these tiles and wanted something different. These handmade subway tiles have a beautiful organic texture and their simplicity works well with the grey petal encaustic floor tiles. The floor tiles are made of cement and feel so soft underfoot (and underfloor heating means I won’t dread this next winter as much!). And with the layout, I had to give up on the idea of the bath in our ensuite (there simply wasn’t enough space) and so we opted for a longer vanity with double basins instead. Neale Whitaker says ‘luxury shouldn’t feel cramped’ and that’s how our ensuite would have felt if we forced a bath in the space.
I’m really happy with the decisions we made, especially adding face level storage behind the mirrors and deep pull out drawers in the vanity (helps me keep the place nice and tidy). The double shower is also pretty dreamy 🙂
I hope you enjoy our ensuite!
Tiles — handmade 300×75 subway wall tiles / 200×200 encaustic floor tiles from Tile Republic
Vanity and face cabinet — Polytec ‘Tessuto Milan’ Ravine cabinetry / Organic white caesarstone top
Basins — Cibo Fineline
Toilet — Parisi L’Hotel with in-wall cistern
Tapware — Abey
Heated towel rail — black square 700×800
Towels — DRI GLO charcoal towels and bath mat / Missoni colourful towel
Tray — Zakkia black concrete tray
Candle and diffuser — Addicted to Candles
Soap and hand cream — Grown Alchemist
Bath soak — Soak Society
Wire basket — Kmart