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Cool colour tones in this powder room, but the overall feeling is still warm and soft thanks to the feature tactile metallic floral wallpaper 

Designed by Natalie Du Bois, Du Bois Designer Kitchens and Interiors

From the designer:

The brief

The brief was for this powder room was for a moody look, with an eye-catching difference.

The existing room had tiled floors and walls, which made it feel utilitarian and a much softer aesthetic was requested.

Although this powder room would be used primarily for guests, one of the daughters would also use it for teeth brushing in the morning and evenings, so some storage for her, plus for toilet rolls and guest hand towels was important.


Herringbone-patterned timber flooring and tactile metallic floral wallpaper were specified to give a feeling of warmth.

A rustic vintage cabinet, which we found online, was painted with chalk paint to give it more drama and vibrancy. All the skirting boards, window surround, ceiling, and the inside of the door, were painted in a soft yet bright blue, which adds a colourful punch to the scheme.

Paint was a practical and easy option – and if the owner wanted a more subdued look in the future, it could be easily changed with minimal cost and effort.

A complementary brown, marble-look porcelain tile was used as a practical splashback behind the basin.

A small concertina-magnifying mirror was the homeowner’s preferred choice over a large mirror.

The owner also liked the idea of the vanity being located under the picturesque window.

This room showcases mixing the old with the new, the modern with the classic, with the ultimate aim that anyone spending time in here will have an enjoyable experience.

Credit list

Basin/benchtop
Art Deco Perrin and Rowe basin
Toilet
Art Deco, by Perrin and Rowe
Flooring
Stained Black Forest, European oak, herringbone, by Forte
Lighting
Kichler
Vanity
Chrome vanity stand, from Hawthorne Hill; Vintage Indian cabinet - with extra chalk paint to make it more colourful
Taps
Country spout with cross heads, by Perrin and Rowe
Accessories
Perrin and Rowe
Wallcoverings
Icon - Kings Mirror, from Icon; Blue Moon Resene, on ceiling and skirtings; King's Mirror tiles, from Icon Textiles
Trends International Design Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Runner-Up

Designed by: Natalie Du Bois, Du Bois Designer Kitchens and Interiors

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Michelle Weir

09 May, 2021

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