It’s week 40 of my pregnancy, and while we await the arrival of our little guy I thought it was about time I showed you around our loft bathroom and the inspiration behind the room. plus, I can't sleep as the little guy is on my bladder so my blog is my saviour right now. (When people tell you to get loads of sleep before the baby arrives I'm unsure if they remember the final few weeks of pregnancy as sleep is non-existent. But I'm digressing..
It’s been three months since the builders left and even though someone recently quipped that ‘Builders pain lasts longer than child birth’, I’m praying that there’s some truth in that statement.
When the project was in full swing, I was lucky to get away for a couple of weeks on a work trip in Seoul, South Korea where I came across the shop ‘Style Nanda’… AKA Style Manda due to my love of everything about this store for its mock laundrette, to its LA style pool café and hotel reception, payment desks.
I was particularly inspired by their use of blush pink walls, dark wood work and marble tiles on one of the levels of the store which I ended up sending back to my husband which the caption ‘let’s go pink’ and the rest is history. I also loved the bath full of flowers but thats inspiration for another time..
Bathroom sink unit HACK...
When researching bathroom sink units I became obsessed with marble/ stone top ones - check out Porter bathrooms for luxury inspiration, but I couldn't find anything under £2,000. I then found one from Bathstore which needed tweaking to be more inline with what I was after. Here's how I achieved the look...
1. The bathroom sink unit was purchased from Bathstore. It didn't come with a stone top, so I had piece of granite cut to fit which cost approx £60 from a local stone company, and then I asked the builder to fit it on top with the sink.
2. I painted the bathroom cupboard in Farrow and Ball off black as I didn't like the charcoal colour. I had to prime it first and then it needed two coats of the estate eggshell.
3. I changed the handles to be brass ones from Dowsing and Reynolds as I didn't like the silver ones.
4. I added a brass towel rail which I picked up in New York on a work trip last year and asked if the builder could fit it to the side.
And encase you wanted to know where anything else is from, I’ve attached all the details below.
The loft bathroom...
During the build...
1. Shower Tray 1200 x 900 £188, Bathroom Village
2. Black metal shower screens £1,862.45 for 2 screens , Drench
3. Acme 200mm round shower rose and 358mm shower arm scuffed brass £360, Aston Matthews
4. Acme 3/4" concealed thermostatic shower valve scuffed brass £707, Aston Matthews
5. Carrera Marble tiles approx £150 per square meter, Decor Tiles
6. Acme 3-hole wall mounted basin mixer 190mm spout scuffed brass, £336, Aston Matthews
7. Geo bath towel £10 , Sainsbury's (now sold out, but other versions are available)
8. Avant-Garde large Knurled Knob £13.99 Dowsing and Reynolds
9. Savoy Gun Metal Grey single door unit (no top) £330, Bathstore
10. Terma Simple meteor black heated towel rail 1440 x 500 £279, Victoria Plumb
11. Stone Pendant £205, Tom Dixon
12. Real Deal brass trimmed 61cm £175, Loaf
13. Tavira 45cm Diameter Circular Countertop Ceramic Basin £49, Click Basin
14. Estate eggshell paint (for the woodwork) colour: Railings from £25, Farrow and Ball
15. Estate Emulsion paint for walls, Colour Pink Ground from £45, Farrow and ball
16. Etch tea light holder brass £40, Tom Dixon
17. Concrete toilet brush £12 (sold out but similar available), Sainsbury's