Home Interior Decorating
Farmhouse Ensuite Interior Design Project
Interior Design, Project Management, Sourcing
tap ware, bathtub, tiles, vanity, wallpaper, tiles
This farmhouse is set amongst an olive grove against a background of long grass paddocks and Australian Native forest. The wall paper was selected because of the earthy colours and floral theme that compliments the surroundings and view of the 250 olive trees from the bathroom window. We believe the wallpaper provides a secondary “wow” factor to the bathroom. It has quite a busy and what could potentially be an overwhelming pattern and we decided that by applying wainscotting to the bottom half of the wall, this would subdue it somewhat whilst also contributing to the overall luxurious feel of the ensuite.
The copper bath was the first item purchased and the design for the bathroom centred around it. The shower became a puzzle as to what colour to select for the rain head/shower rail. We decided on black, as any other colour metal would detract from the bath. We were fortunate to find faucets and tap ware that incorporated both black and copper which tied everything together beautifully. The only stand pipe that was available in copper was too short for the height of the bath. A copper wrapped box was fabricated in order to prop up the standpipe to the appropriate height. To contain costs, a ready made vanity was selected. Its existing chrome handles would not work with the scheme and so we had them sent off to be copper plated. Dollar round, marble mosaics was my tile of choice. Unfortunately they are quite expensive! Because we wanted to use them also in the main bathroom on the floor, We saved $1500 by applying a simple subway tile to the walls of the ensuite (and main bathroom).