Walking into Jimmy and Tam’s guest ensuite through their ‘Narnia’ door, I felt like I’d dived into nearby Brighton Baths. They’ve created a happy space with a striking sense of fun and a strong connection to their guest bedroom. Their glossy, two-tone tiles were stunning and nailed the 1950s palette. The modern teal of the wash basin was absolutely beautiful, and although it could polarise buyers in other circumstances, in this setting it was perfect.
Sarah and George’s 1940s ensuite was elegance personified. They should be so proud of themselves for what they achieved this week because they nailed their 1940sXcontemporary synergy. I’m obsessed with those blush pink tiles and a skylight over a shower should be on every wishlist. There were some non-1940s elements, but the strength of period pieces like the handmade square tiles carried their modern elements over the line.
Luke and Jasmine found their groove this week and presented a striking interpretation of their 1910s era, elegant refined and delicate. The aged tiles and VJ paneling were lovely, and their choice of basin, sconces and Federation era palette helped created an emotional connection. Lack of storage behind the mirror was a let down. as anybody wanting to preserve the minimal space on their vanity will tell you, eye level storage is ESSENTIAL.
Daniel and Jade had a really tough week, but with a little help from their friends they got it done. The stars of the room are the black framed mirror and tapware. Both gave a nod to the 1930s, but they missed the brief with the vanity (and it’s questionable laminate), and Federation-style lights. Combined with the floor tiles these dated the space, and not in a good way.
The curves of Harry and Tash’s toilet and cabinetry referenced the 1920s, but that’s where their authentic period details ended this week. The palette of the ‘20s was more pastels than the bold blue tiles they selected. The floor tiles were the wrong era and the contrasting concrete wall tiles were flat out modern. The three together jarred. The tapware and mirror could have worked, but there were too many wrong references, everything clashed and the bold palette made the space seem smaller.
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Blank Canvas Interiors
598-600, Burwood Road
Hawthorn East, VIC AUSTRALIA 3123