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The new classic bathroom

This small space is big on style
Martina Gemmola

Created by Interior Designer Carmel Wylie for GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens, this bathroom is a perfect blend of form and function. The original bathroom had an unusual layout – part walk in robe part dead space. As the only bathroom in the house, the brief was to make the most of the space without losing the linen cupboard and to put in a bath, shower and vanity.

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True to the weatherboard house it inhabits, this bathroom features timeless subway tiles and brass tapware. The ‘Blue Sunflower’ floor tiles from Jatana Interiors, says Carmel, add personal style. “And they’re divine,” she adds.

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“To get the most out of the space I lined all the plumbing along one wall which gave us an open shower/freestanding bath space which just works so well” says Carmel. The handmade subway tiles are in two colour ways, white and charcoal from Sunlight Tiles.

“To get the most out of the space I lined all the plumbing along one wall”

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Ensuring enough space for storage, Carel didn’t want the vanity to fall under 1000mm, “so I worked backwards from there,” she says. “I also put the large mirrored cabinet over the vanity and toilet, which as well as being storage helped to bring light into the darkest end of the bathroom.”

Basin Omvivo “Venice” 450mm from Reece, tapware and accessories Arc range in live brass from Roger Seller.

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Beautiful linen cupboard with door handles by Made Measure and Joinery all custom made in Laminate “Sublime Teak” Riven finish.

“It is and will be a family bathroom so it was important that there could be more than one person in there at a time”

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