Refined joinery, smooth marble benchtops and moody basins and bath are underpinned by a herringbone tile floor in this master ensuite

Designed by Sonja McAuliffe, Archertec Interiors

From the designer:

Not only did this master ensuite need to look good, it also had to be practical and functional for the room to work well for the homeowner.

For this master ensuite, quality joinery finishes were selected and coordinated to match the architecture while natural stone benchtops and timber veneer details were designed and constructed for the main joinery. 

Custom recessed handles were also included for a streamline look that is easy to use and maintain.

Large format tiles were specified on the walls for a smooth minimal look. 

Less lines and grout seams were a favourite detail for the walls. 

The floor was a complete contrast, using small herringbone mosaics in a Carrara stone look mix – creating a detailed pattern and a nice texture under foot.

This also created a better nonslip floor surface in the large walk-in shower and general en suite floor.

Feature pendant lights sit safely to the side of the freestanding Apaiser bath and integrated task lighting has been designed into the vanity joinery for optimal light for make-up and dressing.

A beautiful freestanding black stone Apaiser bath sits to the back of the ensuite, in the centre of the large picture window that looks onto a private bush reserve. 

Matching black stone Apaiser basins sit on each side of the room creating a yours & mine set up. 

To complement the Eveneer Almond joinery, tapware in a special metal tobacco finish was selected to contrast against the black stone basins and bath, and also to pick up the golden honey tones of the Eveneer Almond veneer in the joinery.

A private toilet space sits alongside the shower with a matching glass pivot door as the shower. 

A large custom sliding door was also designed between the master bedroom and ensuite to give privacy to the bed area when needed but also to provide a completely open look from the bedroom through to the ensuite for the everyday setup.

The ensuite materials are rich, dynamic and of high quality and attention to detail was applied to every element. 

The owner was thrilled with the result.

Credit list

Carrara marble
Taps, shower fittings, accessories
Astra Walker
Villeroy & Boch
Large-format porcelain slabs, by Rivoland Tiles
Mercator Novaline
Blinds and curtains
Chadwick (fabricator & installer)
Vanity cabinetry
Eveneer Almond Timber Veneer, by Elton Group
Bath and basin
Shower stall
Tiles by Rivoland Tiles
Bathroom floor porcelain herringbone tiles by Rivoland Tiles; bedroom floor carpet by Bremworth
Underfloor heating
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Runner Up

Designed by: Sonja McAuliffe, Archertec Interiors

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Adam McGrath, Hcreations

07 Aug, 2022

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