From bland to glam

This refined master suite – walk-through dressing room included – makes a nod to the home's Mid-century vibe while evoking an overall glamorous look and feel

Designed by Katie Scott, Sticks and Stones Design

From the designer:

The owners of a Mid century Home in The Auckland suburb of Castor Bay with its ocean views and palm tree lined gardens needing an overhaul contacted us to re invent their interiors and add some classic glam to the homes bathrooms and living areas.

The master ensuite, wardrobe and bedroom was on the top of the wish-list to be reinvented.

The original space had one small standard wardrobe which the owners had no room and no storage, creating the need to use the seperate bedroom adjacent for His wardrobe overflow.

Plus, the original ensuite was every shade of beige and peach, feeling bland and without personality.

The homeowners wanted a little bit of glam and a nod to the Mid century feel of the home.

The owners' love their collection of 50s/60s era furniture and the new spaces needed to be sympathetic to these and to feel like it belonged in the home while also feeling contemporary and fresh.

The owners also love splashes of bright colour but wanted to be able to add these in furnishing and art – so the palette for the renovation scheme we created with a mix of rich brass and bronze metallics, stone and pattern creates an overall theme for the home.

From the master bedroom with its earthy soft tones feeling tranquil and stepping through the walk-through wardrobe of His and Hers sides with accents of bronze panels leads to their new ensuite.

The space for the ensuite was made larger by rearranging the family bathroom and pushing a wall out.

This allowed space for the walk though wardrobes and large double vanity and shower with His and hers at opposite ends.

Reeded glass, deep bronze vanity cabinets and a bold pattern metallic wallpaper add the Mid century feel and a lux vibe.

Feature lights backlighting floor to ceiling mirrors and the wall to wall recess in shower add a luxury feel, highlighting the multiple patterns and textures of the space.

Credit list

Master suite designer – bathroom, dressing room, bedroom
Wardrobe cabinetry
Laminex, Melteca
Golden Bay honed – Prime Stone Classic Collection
Taps/shower fittings
Buddy aged brass, from Plumbline
Catalano Sfera, from Plumbline
Tile – The One range, from Quantum Flooring; carpet – Cavalier Bremworth Ohau ripples
Robin Hood
Vanity cabinetry
Metalier coating fronts (vanity); Blum hardware ( vanity and wardrobe)
Vanity/wardrobe hardware
Concrete Nation, from Plumbline
Shower stall
Shower glass reeded glass, from Innovative glass
Buddy, from Plumbline
Led lighting supplied by electrician; vanity and wardrobe Hafele led system
Underfloor heating
Warwick fabric Amalfi linen curtains, made and installed by Gorgeous Curtains

Designed by: Katie Scott, Sticks and Stones Design

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: John Williams

21 May, 2023

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