Oasis retreat

Boasting a generous outlook, this master suite is all about connecting to nature – wood and slate tones in the bathroom and dressing space play their part

Designed by Kate Mcmahon, Mcmahon and Merlich

From the suite designer:

Connection to landscape is the defining feature of this home, a modest renovation with new upper-level retreat, located on an inner-city site in St Kilda West. 

The main bedroom suite is designed to make the most of its generous outlook, with three sets of double doors connecting to a Juliette-balcony off the main bedroom which overlooks the leafy street, and a wide doorway looking through the small living area out to a deck with views to Albert Park Reserve.

The suite is designed with colours of granite and layered greens, to draw the landscape in and create an oasis-like feel, reminiscent of a ‘big sky’ landscape. 

The timber-framed custom mirror with drop-down panel, timber vanity with vessel basin and shower alcove with beautiful light coming from obscure glazing create a resort-like feel. 

The joinery in the walk-in-robe picks up on the timber theme, with the special pull-out mirror and custom skylight providing ambience and light. 

The main bedroom view is stunning, and the deep green carpet with sage-green velvet bedhead and oak joinery completes the oasis retreat.

Credit list

Polytec Natural Oak
Taps/shower fittings/accessories
Astra Walker, from Reece
Roca from Reece
Towel rail
Thermogroup single vertical towel rail
Hot water system
Stiebel Heat Pump
Sheridan Blinds & Awnings
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Runner Up
Vanity cabinetry
Thyme for Kitchens
Axa, from Reece
Custom by architect
MOOV, from Earp Bros
Masson for Light
Dressing room wall covering
Polytec Natural Oak
Bathroom – Moov tiles, from Earp Bros; bedroom – Supertuft Escape Velour

Designed by: Mcmahon and Merlich

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Shannon McGrath

14 May, 2023

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