One of the great things about taking on a full house renovation is that you can try out lots of different style ideas and really have fun with your room schemes. For Marion’s @mjhousetohome Edwardian property project, the two bathrooms offer plenty of contrast and creativity.
For the main bathroom, the idea was to make it feel bright and airy with a traditional look and classic sanitary ware such as the console basin and high level WC. Timeless, elegant and neutral, the family bathroom is perfectly in keeping with the Edwardian architecture of Marion’s home. For the tiling, she chose Ca’ Pietra’s Long Island Marble brick tiles in a honed finish and complemented them with matching skirting and dado. A classic white marble with grey veining, the stone offers a luxurious look at an affordable price and is ultra-durable so ideal for everyday use.
As a complete contrast, the en-suite is much more contemporary with an on-trend pink, gold and matt black colour scheme. Ca’ Pietra’s Carter Rose Ceramic tiles really make the shower area stand out. “The en-suite was purpose built,” says Marion, “and we wanted it to feel more fun, playful and modern. It’s a small area so we wanted it to feel open and have a hotel vibe, which is why the shower is open with the room.” A few plants and some integrated storage niches add extra personality and playfulness to the space.
“We wanted both bathrooms to be practical as well as looking aesthetically nice,” adds Marion. “The en-suite is a small space so we had to ensure that all the fittings worked together, making sure the shower door didn’t bash open onto the basin and that there was enough room between the basin and toilet. We ended up drawing and measuring out different fittings many, many times and even pretended using the space as though all the fittings were in there, as it’s so compact.”
Wall colours were chosen to complement the Ca’ Pietra tiles, with blue in the main bathroom and a neutral tone in the en-suite. “The modern versus traditional theme was definitely a conscious decision,” concludes Marion. “As the house is Edwardian, it felt right to have one of the bathrooms pay homage to that.”