Gina’s home: Ensuite room reveal

Today I’m really excited because it’s ensuite room reveal day! During our build, 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.

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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!

Ensuite full
Drawer from above
Drawer organisation

Supplier list:

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
Plantation shutter — DIY Blinds
Tapware — Abey
Heated towel rail — black square 700×800
Towels — Private Collection from David Jones
Bathroom products — Husk hand soap, Aurora Spa hand cream, Onne Beauty face creams and Loubylou bath salts

Check out more rooms in my home

This post was originally published on 9 December 2015 but was updated with new photography by Thorson Photography and supplier links.

Ensuite landscape


    • Oh thanks Johanne, so lovely of you. Your house looks like it’s nearly finished – love the grey wall paint you selected. Must be getting close now!!

  1. Wow, wow, wow! Gina it has come together just beautifully. Love the black tapware/accessories and that the black is repeated by the windows. The black door handle hasn’t gone unnoticed either – gorgeous! The tiles are divine. What a beautiful luxe and harmonious space. You must be thrilled.
    Now I’m (im)patiently waiting for the next room reveal :-).

  2. Lovely! Good decision re the bath, the proportions look spot on. I especially love the wall tile (I’m hoping to use a similar one in our downstairs shower). You’ve pulled it together beautifully, you must be thrilled to finally get to use it! 🙂

    • Thanks Jane, I was so gutted when the bath wouldn’t fit but in hindsight I think it worked out for the best. It’s a nice luxury to have my own basin and the extra storage. I couldn’t be happier to be in the house… I just wish I won the lotto so I could furnish it overnight but I’ll get there 😉

      • I hear you, I don’t think I’ll be getting everything furnished and styled straight away either! I guess the upside is we have lots of the fun stuff ahead 🙂

    • Thanks Naomi! That was another decision I ummmed and ahhhed about for ages but I’m really happy with how the black tapware and fittings turned out 🙂


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