Master suite combines traditional and contemporary features to winning effect

This master ensuite connects to its villa surroundings through panelled joinery while adding a semi-industrial accent with tone and fittings

Story by: Charles Moxham Photography by: Helen Bankers
This moody master bedroom makeover by Katie Scott bed frame, bedroom, ceiling, floor, home, interior design, room, wall, black, gray
This moody master bedroom makeover by Katie Scott of Caro Design includes panelling for all the walls with a Nathan Frizzell artwork as a feature.

How do you introduce a light industrial feel to the master suite in a classic villa yet stay true to the home's style? Designer Katie Scott took this tricky brief of design opposites and ran with it blending the styles while keeping a visible contrast.

"The owner likes moody spaces so for the master bedroom I designed traditional panels for all the walls, painted a deep grey," she says. "The custom bedhead and bedend are in a soft, smokey velvet softening the dark grey walls."


Open sesame dark grey wall panelling disguises the ceiling, door, furniture, interior design, wall, wardrobe, black
Open sesame dark grey wall panelling disguises the entry to the wardrobe in this master suite by designer Katie Scott of Caro Design.

Scott included floor-to-ceiling sliding panel doors to conceal the ensuite entry and adjacent wardrobe when closed. A television on the same wall can also be hidden with the slide of a panel.

"For the ensuite, existing windows had to be removed so I added a skylight to emphasise the room's height. This went hand in hand with the high black feature wall in the shower as it adds a beautiful light, drawing the eye upward."

In this master suite makeover, the bedrooms custom door, furniture, interior design, room, wardrobe, black, gray
In this master suite makeover, the bedrooms custom panelling in a moody grey conceals entry to the wardrobe and ensuite all part of Caro Design designer Katie Scotts response to a classic-meets-semi industrial homeowner brief.

The designer made a point that there be no chrome in this design and all fixtures and hardware are in aged or antique brass.

"Heated towel rails and the flush panel were electroplated to match the tapware. The rich-look metal contrasts with the semi-industrial concrete and black tiles, to add charm and warmth."

Oct 26, 2017

Credit list

Katie Scott, Caro Design
Diamondstone, Pure White
Buddy from Plumbline
Shower fittings
Quantum and Jacobsen
Underfloor heating
Vanity cabinetry
Apaiser from Plumbline
Mr Ralph
Simon James
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA)





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