Room recipe: Beach house bathroom

This striking family bathroom pairs classic black and white, layered with character and warmth
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Owner-builder Saul Myers overhauled a tired 1980s space to create a family-friendly bathroom imbued with style. Here’s our Room recipe to show why this room works and how to get the look.


Beautiful black framed louvres.

A VJ timber feature wall 

A Noir 1700 Freestanding Bath in Black, Caroma.

Contura Wall Basin/Bath Mixer in Matte Black, Caroma.

Moroccan-look floor and wall tiles, Tiles By Kate.

Eden Timber Wall Mount Vanity Cabinet, Highgrove Bathrooms.

Create 1 Light Pendant in Black,  Beacon Lighting.

A Manor wall bracket light in black from Beacon Lighting.

Woodrow Hourglass Stump, Fenton & Fenton

Luma bath towel in Light Grey/Charcoal, Country Road. 

beach house bathroom
(Credit: Brigid Arnott)


  1. Create wow factor with high impact patterned tiles on the floor.

  2. Position a black sculptural freestanding bath-tub below the window, so it’s bathed in natural light. A good tip is to use opaque glass louvres which still allows in light while maintaining privacy.

  3. To enhance the sense of space lay white rectangular tiles vertically up the wall.

  4. Define the vanity area and introduce texture with a dramatic VJ timber wall painted in Dulux Monument.

  5. Continue the black theme through with tapware, lighting and switches which recede visually into the wall.

  6. Introduce warmth and contrast with a floating timber vanity and shelving, which take up minimal space, allowing the floor to remain the star.

  7. Finish with a round mirror which helps bounce light around the room.

“Black can look a little stark on its own, so I wanted to add timber to make the space feel friendlier” – Saul, homeowner

shopping beach house bathroom
(Credit: Home Beautiful )

From left: 

Noir 1700 Freestanding Bath (NO7BW) $2932.30, Caroma.

Moroccan Look 200x200mm tiles, $135m2, Tiles By Kate.

Woodrow Hourglass Stump, $390, Fenton and Fenton.

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