Wednesday 10 October 2012

What a difference new floor, walls, tiles, paint and a skylight make

Hello, hello everyone.

Heavens to Murgatroyd, it's been AGES since my last post!  In the past few months, I have spent wonderful and memory-packed times with family over here from Scotland, completed two really fun design jobs, worked Saturday mornings at Masters North Lakes as a Colour Consultant for Wattyl and started a second small business (more on that much later). 

Never a dull moment - wouldn't know what to do with myself if I had one :-)

Sooooo, there have been a few photos here and there on my new FB page - Nicola Duncan Designs - of the new bathroom, but to round it all off, I thought I'd share some of the before and after shots that I commissioned from my friendly real estate photographer Todd.

Here you go ....

On the left, original 50s styling!  On the right: ceramic floor tile by Complete Tiles & Stone, Shower Exposure Rail System 2 by Methven, Feature mosaic 'Carnival' from Classic Ceramics, Basin bench Caesarstone Osprey, Taps by Grohe, Basin & WC both reclaimed, Underbench drawer, stool & medicine cabinet - all vintage finds.

Bamboo Poles wallpaper in Horizon Blue by Grace Garrett, available from  Wall-hung loo brush & holder from Argent, loo also has soft-closing lid (which means I slam every other toilet lid I use!)


My splurge, Muse wall light from Axo. It's a wire frame with a soft fabric cover - looks like a sea urchin!  Wall storage/cabinet is concealed behind the Michael Murphy image, with a mirror on the inside of the door.

Things I love most? 
 - the new skylight: it floods this small space with natural light, all for less than $500
 - the shower stall: it's huge and I now have a place to put my foot to shave my legs
 - the cabinet that's concealed behind the Michael Murphy print (btw, I bought this print, asked the artist Michael if I could reproduce it on the cabinet door, and the amazing chaps at Commex scanned the artwork and printed it directly onto the door)
 - my splurge: I put this light on every morning while I have my shower
 - and the surprise you get when you turn around and see the wallpaper.

Thanks for reading/looking!  Hope you enjoyed.

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Til next time,


(un)fashionable & 50 said...

Nic it looks amazing!!! You are a talented woman. Xo Gwen

Eugene said...

Your bathroom makeover looks great! Each detail that you changed, like the floor and wall, made it look decades newer. Haha! I wish you also posted your new skylight. Its cost is worth it because you’ll be using less energy with it.

Eugene Head

Unknown said...

Less than 500$ for natural light? I think you were able to get a good deal for that! It complemented the new look of that bathroom and gave it a homier feel. Plus, it’s a good mood setter not just during the day, but during the night as well.

Willie Norman

Robbie Marinero said...

I love the way you made the bathroom look better. I especially love the first photo because it looks livelier and brighter than before. If you don't mind me asking, how long does it usually take for a renovation like this? I'm very much interested in your works. Good luck to future endeavors, Nic.

Robbie Marinero

Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

This stone, tile and glass-wall can change the bathroom design. Every of your picture you show the changes of bathroom. In the 1st picture it looks bigger than previous. I am very much impressed to read this blog. Thanks for the share. Great job.