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Let’s Talk Bathroom Elegance

Let’s Talk Bathroom Elegance

Bathroom elegance and the design of bathrooms for modern life are popular topics here on Don’t Call Me Penny. Everyone is keen to add value to their home by renovating a bathroom or ensuite. So when the time comes to renovate your old bathroom, you will probably be incredibly excited. If you’ve spent years looking at the same four bathroom walls, the chance to design a whole new space or revamp the existing space will be great fun.

Forgotten Something? Three Rooms That Need An Upgrade

Forgotten Something? Three Rooms That Need An Upgrade

Have you forgotten something? When it comes to home renovations there are the usual suspects; the rooms we plan to upgrade first. But there are three you may easily forget. For starters, the kitchen is the hub of the home. We all want a kitchen that’s brand new and clean in order to motivate us to cook (well, me anyway). Next, we LOVE to upgrade our living rooms. There is so much beautiful furniture and many unique accessories to add to a living room. It’s where we entertain friends, enjoy board games, listen to music, and gather to watch the latest unmissable ‘Game of Thrones’ episode.

Gaudi Submarine Bathroom : A Mosaic Vision

Gaudi Submarine Bathroom : A Mosaic Vision

I came across the Gaudi Submarine Bathroom…and my dreams were shattered. Why? Because I had been thinking about dabbling in some mosaic work. I found an old telephone table at a garage sale and I thought I’d smash up old colourful plates and have a play. THEN I saw THIS! Someone is VERY good at mosaic tiling and they are definitely not playing around.

No Bathroom Windows? No Problem, with This Great Solution

No Bathroom Windows? No Problem, with This Great Solution

Bathroom windows offer ventilation and light. However, when your bathroom has small or non-existent windows, it can offer a difficult design conundrum. Interior Designer Shaynna Blaze transforms Victorian homes on ‘Deadline Design’ which airs on Wednesday at 9.30pm on Foxtel’s Lifestyle until Dec 21st 2016. Shaynna provided a great design solution for a small bathroom with limited natural light. READ MORE by clicking the title.

Luxury Bathroom Decor with Black + Gold Mood Boards

Luxury Bathroom Decor with Black + Gold Mood Boards

Luxury bathroom decor can include luxe items from white marble and solid gold taps to 150 million year old quartz and diamond encrusted shower heads. However, for us mere mortals a more accessible form of luxury bathroom decor has been released by Maison Valentina. Creating a mood board is the perfect way to build a picture of the room you desire.

New Amazing Bathtubs You’ll LOVE To Soak In

New Amazing Bathtubs You’ll LOVE To Soak In

Amazing bathtubs are the hero piece of any bathroom. Paco Jaanson and Maison Valentina both have launched stunning new amazing bathtubs that will NOT be ignored! Maison Valentina has the Queen of amazing bathtubs, and other totally rad furniture, so I was stunned when I saw the Newton White Bathtub. As Mason Valentina says, bubble bathing never felt so good. If you don’t feel like popping a bottle of champagne and having a wonderous soak then check your pulse. OK, yes it’s not for every decor but it is very special.The white lacquer brass spheres and gold plated bubbles will…

Crushing on Gold and White Interiors

Crushing on Gold and White Interiors

Gold and white interiors are fresh, beautiful and very feminine. Whether you want a little or a lot, there are chic gold and white interior design ideas for every room. Bedrooms seem to top the wish list with bathrooms a close second. I’ve chosen some gold and white interiors to inspire you in the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. I have a copy of ‘DECORATE’ buy Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick. It’s FABULOUS. Buy now. Bedroom Inspiration: Camilla Molders has chosen a golden sheen for this WallSmart Wilderness wallpaper and it works beautifully with the beige headboard because there is lots…

Bathroom Winter Warmers : How To Keep Snuggly.

Bathroom Winter Warmers : How To Keep Snuggly.

When winter strikes we know all about it. Suddenly, getting out of bed isn’t such a pleasant idea which is why we need bathroom winter warmers to entice us. Now is the perfect time to prepare your home for winter, turning your bathroom into a toasty retreat with some great bathroom winter warmers tips. Hard surfaces such as tile, stone and ceramic seem a chic idea when designing a bathroom, but they can make it the coldest room in the house when winter hits. Brrrrrr. So imagine stepping out of the shower or bath and being cocooned by warmth during…

Renovating A Bathroom? Choose New Designer Products

Renovating A Bathroom? Choose New Designer Products

Renovating a bathroom? It’s one of two key areas in the home that add luxury and become selling points. So if you are renovating a bathroom you’ll love these new products from innovative brands including Kohler, Philippe Starck, Candana, Paco Jaanson, Reece and more. Trouble is, which ones to pick! Here you’ll find new tapware, baths, basins, and toilets. EXTRA! EXTRA! This is so new I don’t even have details on it yet. It’s the brand spanking new divine Illumina by iStone exclusive to Paco Jaanson. Read on for more luxurious and exclusive bathroom products. Renovating a Bathroom? You’ll Need…

Design Ideas for an Existing Bathroom

Design Ideas for an Existing Bathroom

Design ideas for an existing bathroom are just what you need for rejuvenating a tired space. So I’ve compiled some great design ideas with creativity and innovation to get you in the mood. Cosmetic, not structural, changes can usually be undertaken with some elbow grease and a free weekend. In my experience it’s best to be serious about fixtures, storage, and amenities but play with colours and surfaces. So what can you achieve? Design Ideas for an Existing Bathroom. Change the vanity. Instead of buying a regular run-of-the-mill vanity, why not recycle a character-laden piece of pre-loved furniture? It’s not…

Designing Ensuites and Bathrooms

Designing Ensuites and Bathrooms

Bathrooms have come a long way so designing ensuites and bathrooms are far from the utilitarian places of yesteryear whereby a quick wash and brush of the teeth was all that was warranted. The modern bathroom is certainly where we wash off and brush away the grime of the day. However many have morphed in to places of relaxation with a ‘day spa’ vibe. There’s plenty to think about if you considering a bathroom extension or renovation. – Who will use the space? – At what times of the day will the bathroom be used the most? – Will you…

ME by Starck for a Dream Bathroom

ME by Starck for a Dream Bathroom

Seriously swoon-worthy designer, Phillipe Starck, has impacted many genres of design. So when I saw the ME by Starck washbasins I knew it could only mean ONE THING – seriously modern bathrooms. Personally, I am a big fan of concrete slab interiors. Sure, concrete can be cold BUT it can be FABULOUS. Concrete may be lacking in warmth but your decor doesn’t have to. Candana Bathroom Wares in Wooolahra, Sydney, stock some of the most prestige bathroom fittings in the world, so it’s no happy accident they have chosen the luxurious ME by Starck furniture washbasins for their clients. Created…

Super Smart Small Ensuites

Super Smart Small Ensuites

You won’t find a new house without an ensuite and most master bedroom renovations include the addition of small ensuites, or full-scale luxury bathrooms reminiscent of a day spa. Raymor has responded to our penchant for the sweeter things in life by designing a super smart small ensuites range of bathroom products that maximise space.

Quality Bathroom Tapware for Less from Kohler

Quality Bathroom Tapware for Less from Kohler

Bathroom renovations can be costly so savvy homeowners look for savings where they can. But no-one wants to skimp on quality, especially on bathroom tapware as it’s a necessary and obvious feature. Which is why Kohler has developed the new Kumin collection of bathroom tapware boasting simple design with high-end performance. And talk about quality. The single lever basin mixers with matching shower mixer are softly curved with a pillowed profile. However that’s not the best feature. The mixers’ 35mm cartridge has been tested to an impressive one million cycles showing a lifespan of 50 years; twice the industry average….

Bathroom Design Tips from An Expert

Bathroom Design Tips from An Expert

Each week, I write a feature for the ‘Weekender Herald’ based on the Home + Interiors discussions on my 88.9FM Hills Radio show. So each week, I’ll post here a review of my article. Last week, I interviewed Marc Reed, the Managing Director of Candana Bathroom Ware. Marc shared some great bathroom design tips that will help you make the most of your space. Soap is to the body, what laughter is to the soul. Whomever made this astute observation is either a clean freak or a bathroom lover. Evolving from places where we simply brush ‘n flush, todays bathrooms…