Opening the bathroom to the bedroom creates an airy, inviting master suite

Combined bedroom and bathroom in loft space features Calacatta marble wall, distressed French oak floors, exposed brickwork and a freestanding tub
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Sandblasted brick walls and new hand-scraped, distressed French oak floors help this loft renovation reconnect with the wool store origins of the building. With an internal wall removed, the bathroom is now open to the bedroom. A new sculptural, freestanding bathtub and Calacatta marble mosaic wall behind have become features of the wider space

When demand elevates an under-considered apartment to premium real estate, it's likely the interior will have to improve to match the times. Such was the case for the private spaces in this loft renovation by builder Kris Johnson.

The master bedroom and separate bathroom were inappropriately modest given the unit's increased value, says Johnson.


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A mosaic blade wall hides the toilet and sets off the bathtub in this refit project. Darker tiles pick up on the purple in the brickwork, as well as the grey of the accent wall and the area rug.

"To create a sense of space and bring natural light to the bathing area we decided to remove the internal wall and combine the two rooms."

The reworked suite continues the look of the public spaces, with hand-scraped French oak floors and refreshed brickwork the loft is part of an old building that once was a wool store.

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Large mirrors above the bathroom vanity conceal storage and add to the feeling of spaciousness in this loft renovation.

In opening the bathroom to the bedroom, Johnson made a feature of the freestanding bathtub, introducing a Calacatta marble mosaic privacy wall behind it. The wall has touches of grey that pick up on purple tones in the brickwork, the dark accent wall and the large area rug, drawing the space together. In addition, the mosaic wall is edged in wood, providing a visual connection with the distressed flooring and large structural beam.

An understated double vanity faces the bed and benefits from plenty of natural light. The marble wall behind screens the shower from the bedroom area. Two individual blown-glass pendants, one near the window and the other suspended from the bulkhead over the tub, help to draw together the overall space.

Apr 23, 2015
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