Trust me to already be thinking of the next renovation while we haven’t finished our current one! I think just being in the swing of things gets the creative juices flowing.
We we have an en suite toilet off our bedroom, that initially when we moved in, I was convinced it would be my walk-in closet! However, after being in our place for almost two years, that little toilet has become quite handy in the middle of the night or when our main bathroom is occupied. So, I’m kinda liking it the way it is! I figured that because there is no bath or shower, things like steam and mold don’t come into play, basically it doesn’t have to be too practical, so we could go all out in this little space.
Because it’s only fair, I had to ask the husband if it could be a lux powder room of sorts, you know where a girl could do her makeup with awesome lighting and just feel like you’ve stepped into your glam cave ha! Ultimately, we’ve decided to go half on this by it not being overly feminine, which is cool with me, I’m not into pink and frills anyways:-)
Currently I’m in love with all gold fixtures and faucets, so that’s definitely a must, also a bit of gold add to the lux appeal. A must must have is the subway tile, with black grouting in this case. I’ve had a bit of a thing with this tile for a good couple of years now, I have to to have it!
The last time we had contractors in our house I never wanted to see another one ever! Unfortunately renovations come part and parcel with contractors, banging, drilling and dust, the dust may be the worst. But yes, we’ve started construction on our enclosed balcony a week ago.
I’m not sure of the exact age of our house, but this space was previously a wrap around verandah, which was subsequently enclosed. It makes it a bit difficult to try and figure out what to do with the space, but ultimately we want it to be a chill spot of sorts. The idea is to be able to open up the space completely during the summer months, while windows will retain the warmth of the sun in the winter months. So, the best of both worlds ideally.
Decoratively, I’d like a more natural and masculine take, no fuss, no clutter, as space is of utmost importance. It’s hard for me to recreate what I’m thinking, but think exposed beams for a ceiling, concrete screed floors, timber stack doors that completely open up the space and low lighting. I’ll be documenting this process as we move along. Below is some inspiration that I’ve been referencing.
What’s definite are these cool pendants from Hoi P’loy!
To travel is to live! Nothing energizes me more than seeing and experience new things. It’s also so disappointing sometimes when this feeling only lasts while on holiday and we slowly slip into everyday life. Trying to keep this state of mind can be challenging, but this world map I got in NYC keeps my head up!
For some reason I love coming up with bathroom mood boards, maybe it’s because I’m currently obsessed with round mirrors for our bathroom, I’ve just put another one together How gorgeous are those prints by Mariamagdalena?!
Hooks, towels, basket all Country Road; Boskke sky planter; mariamagdalena prints.
I haven’t given an update lately on what’s transpired with the Niche project. I knew going in, it would take a while, even though I can’t wait to see the end result.
In the mean time I’ve found a joinery I can partner with for anything wood related. So far he’s made this ledge shelf for our bathroom at home that I’ve been dying to get! A display bench for Niche and these industrial lights I’ve scored for nothing!
These lights were originally hung in a bank in the Durban cbd and he had a few laying around. After negotiations, I’ve scored 6 of these babies for nothing! They’d be perfect for the look we have going on for Niche, I’m thinking of having them sprayed black and suspending them from the ceiling! Can’t wait!