Whilst looking for a room to feature in this week’s ‘Get their look‘ feature, I came across this bathroom. One word… WOW! It belongs to lifestyle blogger and journo, Emily Murray. Her award-winning blog, The Pink House, is full of really inspired and inspiring interiors.
The first thing that caught my eye in this photo was that super wallpaper – exotic, opulent and just so beautiful. The colour-matched brass taps, towel warmer and light give the room a sumptuous feel – Cleopatra herself would be delighted at taking her ass’ milk bath in here!
On further inspection, you’ll see how well she has designed and fitted a really, really awkward space. The bathroom is located in the eaves of the house; while all the interesting sharp angles look attractive, it meant that she had to install a ‘kneeling’ shower in the compact space. Storing the ablutionary accoutrements of a family of four hidden away in the custom-built under-sink unit keeps the surfaces clutter-free. The Pantone pink espresso mug of flowers gives a knowing nod to The Pink House.
Pop on over Emily’s blog to see all the before & after photos and read about this successful bathroom redesign. You’ll really love her writing style and turn of phrase.
- Overton wall light with prismatic glass globe
- Osborne & Little Derwent wallpaper, charcoal, W5796-01
- Farrow & Ball ‘Down Pipe’
- Ceramic melon knob
- Bath fittings
- Evnille towel warmer
- Pantone 7432 bone china mug, Raspberry Crush
- Grubby Cow zesty hand wash (300ml)
Property prices in the UK, especially in London and the South, are absolutely bonkers. If they want to own their own home, many buyers may not be able to afford much more than a small flat or bedsit. Studio living is many people’s reality.
If a home is compact & bijou – there’s a lot that can be done to maximise a living space. Items such as room dividers and rugs help to zone & delineate the different living and working areas.
Use space-saving and metamorphic furniture & fittings. Compact, folding, collapsible, stacking versions of usually bulky items such as chairs, tables and beds can free up a lot of space when not in use.
Multi-purpose items of furniture prove useful additions to studio living. Daybeds, sofa beds and shelving units that double up as room dividers cut down on the number of necessary furnishings and stop a space feeling over-crowded or cluttered.
Unfortunately, smaller doesn’t necessarily mean cheaper – mini versions of fixtures and appliances aren’t always less expensive than their full-size versions.
- Kingston compact leak proof pre-assembled shower cubicle: £756, Forthill Home
- Bathroom vanity combination unit: £374.95, eBay
- Alessi Piana folding chair: £134, Heal’s
- Regal 1550mm roll top slipper bath with tap deck: £299.99, World of Baths
- Caboto room divider: £70.90, Wayfair
- IKEA PS 2014 bureau, orange, birch veneer: £145
- Eyeline Platinum mini kitchen with hobs: from £2,010.00 (ex. VAT), Tiny Kitchens
- IKEA PS 2012 day-bed: £450
- Spacedust bright rug: from £34, Modern Rugs
- Leon Pfeifer for John Lewis Croyde 6 seater drop leaf folding dining table: £299