What you missed from the last DesignerSecrets Bathroom Workshop
It’s a wrap! Thanks to the wonderful people at Southern Tiles, we had such a fabulous time at our recent Bathroom workshop with so many learnings that I just wanted to share it with you all.
Attendees walked away from the recent DesignerSecrets Bathroom Workshop armed with 3 Key Secrets to creating their Beautiful Bathroom, and I’m going to share the short version of those secrets with you now.
Favourite Workshop Takeaways:
– Finding your Bathroom Style
– Your very own Bathroom Moodboard
– Locking in your Bathroom Wishlist
– Bathroom Colour and Flow
Finding your Bathroom Style
Be inspired by a style and stick to it! Style is personal and really depends on the look and feel you want and how you like to live in your bathroom space.
For example, here’s a few different bathroom styles to think about –
Classic, Contemporary, Coastal or Modern Elegance
Your very own Bathroom Moodboard
Create a Bathroom Moodboard by literally tearing out inspirational bathroom style images from design magazines, or creating an online folder of bathrooms you love.
This helps to identify your style.
Next, visit local showrooms to collect samples of floor tiles, paint colours, cabinetry finishes and benchtop finishes.
Place them on your Moodboard around the tear-out image and narrow them down over time to avoid overwhelm, you’ll soon see a theme (your style) emerging.
Locking in your Bathroom Wish List
if you don’t have a bathroom Wish List and haven’t written down what’s in your head, you don’t have anywhere to start from. You’ll still be coming back to the same 4 walls, with spaces that don’t flow and colours that don’t work!
Write down everything you’d like on your wish list for your bathroom.
Here’s my personal Bathroom Wish List –
- Large-scale floor tiles
- Herringbone design White Carrara tiles for full wall splashback
- Oval Mirrored Shaving cabinets
- Black timber Vanity
- Freestanding bath
- Walk – In Shower
- Floor Mounted Toilet
- Heated Towel Rails
From me to you, click here to download your free detailed Bathroom Planning Checklist!
Bathroom Colour and Flow
Colour is an easy way to change the look and feel of a room instantly and it’s usually done with paint on the walls, however in bathrooms it’s all about the tiling!
Flooring sets the tone of your bathroom and as the floor is the biggest block of colour, it’s important to start with floor tiles before designing the rest of your bathroom.
There are many great floor tiles to choose from including tiles that resemble timber, terrazzo, natural stone and concrete – it all depends on the look and style you want.
For what it’s worth, I’m not a big fan of repeating the same tile on floor and walls – a contrast is good, even if it’s subtle.
Here’s a few different bathrooms colour schemes you can use (and by the way for any other room in the house) – Neutral, Bold, Monochromatic
Colour is really tricky to get right and there are a few ground rules to follow, so stay tuned as I’ll be covering these in next month’s Bathroom Styles by DesignerSecrets Blog.
NEXT DesignerSecrets Workshop – What’s your Bathroom Style?
We had so much fun at the last workshop that Southern Tile and I are doing it all again in February 2019.
Come along for an afternoon full of inspiration and learn how you can achieve your designer bathroom. All attendees will take home their very own moodboard with a defined style and beginnings of their wishlist.
WHEN: 1- 4pm Saturday, 23 February
WHERE: Southern Tile. 167 Chesterville Rd, Moorabbin
REGISTER at: http://22.214.171.124/~susiemilesdesign/workshops/
Till next time, happy designing!