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Looking to the sea

With the removal of most walls from original plans, this suite effortlessly flows zone to zone – golden toned accents complement the white and wood aesthetic while the whole design defers to the home's spectacular views

Designed by MyStyle Homes and Kim Duffin Design

From the designers:

This project required careful planning to ensure the suite took into consideration the needs of the homeowner but also the surrounding tropical views and landscape. The space needed to flow well from the bedroom, yet be highly functional. However, the aesthetics were equally important to complement the rest of the architecturally design home.

The home is positioned high above Cairns, the space takes full advantage of the expansive views of Trinity Inlet and the Coral Sea.

It's been designed to enhance the day to day activities of the homeowners yet easily transform into a tranquil retreat when required.

The bathing zone features a solid surface freestanding bath that complements the basins used on the nearby vanity. This has been positioned with unobstructed views of the city and sea below, so the bather can soak in their surroundings.

The soft shape of the bath softens the hard surfaces found throughout the space. An added elegant touch of luxury is having the bath filler in Brushed Gold.


The shower zone, defined by a half wall clad in Dekton Arua, allows for two shower heads to be included in the design. These heads have been positioned so that the users can also take in the expansive views. The low wall conceals soaps and shampoos from view, keeping the zone clutter free.

The mirror fronted shaving cabinets featured in the grooming zone amplify light in the space and provide easy access for day to day grooming items.

The vanity is on feet, suspended off the floor, providing an illusion of more space. The vanity drawers are supported by a timber frame and a Queensland Walnut open shelf has also been introduced under the shaving cabinets.

The original house plans showed the space as a collection of small rooms. However, the owners expressed a need for the space to be more open, so the walls were removed with just one being positioned between the grooming and dressing zones. The absence of further walls created flow between all the zones in the spaces plus allowed for more storage to be created in the grooming and dressing zones.

The reconfiguration of the walls also allowed for the inclusion of a seated beauty and makeup area on the wall behind the vanity, plus upholstered valet seating in the dressing zone. The balance of the zone is made up of ample drawers, and single and double hanging rails, behind the 2 pak Shaker style recessed panel doors.

Queensland Walnut was also used in this zone – highlighting the storage areas dedicated to formal shoes and accessories and bringing brings a warmness into the space.

The entire dressing zone is well lit with recessed ceiling and toe LED strip lighting. In addition, energy efficient LED downlights accentuate design elements while also providing task lighting.

As with the bath pourer, a real sense of luxury has been achieved in this zone by the choice of fittings in Brushed Gold. The golden hues brings out the warm tones found in the Queensland Walnut and Dekton Arua used in the shower wall and vanity top.

The subtle touches of luxury combined with well‐planned zones create an open, sophisticated space that is warm and inviting while taking advantage of the surrounding views.

The end result is a sanctuary where the homeowners can retreat, unwind and enjoy their beautiful part of the world.

Credit list

Bathroom designers
Vanity/cabinetry
Laminex; walnut feature veneer; shaker style panel doors
Basins
Audrey by Pietra Bianco
Freestanding bath
Coco by Pietra Bianco
Shower column
Custom made, brushed brass gold finish, by Sussex (x2)
Tiles
Porto Rotondo, Pietre Di Sardegna collection
Toilet
Meridan in-tank, back to wall pan, by Rocca
Awards
HIA Australian Bathroom Design
Benchtops
Aura, by Dekton
Basin tapware
Sussex Milli Pure Wall Mixer Tapset, brushed brass gold finish, by Sussex
Bath tapware
Scala Floor Bath Filler, brushed brass gold finish, by Sussex
Shower heads
Voda, brushed brass gold finish (x2), by Sussex; Broadware City Plus, by Broadware; Scala hand shower, brushed brass gold finish, by Sussex
Towel rail
Scala, brushed brass gold finish, by Sussex
Toilet roll holder
Scala, brushed brass gold finish, by Sussex

Story by: Trendsideas

19 Dec, 2021

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