We are finally reaching the exciting stage of tiling at Paddo and unfortunately we are going to be away (but don't feel too sorry for us because Paris, London, NY here we come!) So before all of the action happens i will fill you in on what we have planned for each bathroom...and of course will keep you posted for the end results once the tiling actually happens..gosh i hope it looks good as it could go either way especially with the terracotta floor tiles!!

 

Paddo powder room on the ground floor will be based on this BKH Palm Beach stunner, however we will have a white stone raised basin and a white bone inlay mirror hung on wallpapered walls..yes my first foray into wallpaper

 

When i saw this Phillip Jeffries grasscloth wallpaper i thought it would look pretty special in the powder room but then i found out the cost and more importantly the min order quantity was 20sqm and i only needed 12sqm so then i considered...

 

The Phillip Jeffries Glass Cloth or 'Madagascar Raffia' as they call it; still exxy but such an amazing colour palette to choose from and no min order requirement BUT there is a small chance of fraying and not ideal for wet areas so again back to the drawing board...

 

This was the inspiration for our ensuite bathroom - its actually celebrity hairdresser Kim Robinson's house in Hong Kong; trying to find the recycled timber benches has been a bit of a challenge but today "Iron Wood" at Rozelle came up with the goods

 

Bingo! We might have to lime wash it to lighten up those black spots but it was as close we could get - it's recycled Oregon

 

Carrara fish scale tiles (these were my major splurge but i just had to have them) will go on the walls and hand cut Moroccan terracotta tiles laid in herringbone pattern on the floor

 

This image was the inspiration for the moroccan terracotta floor tiles..love the tulip table as well!

 

We will also add in a 3 panel wall mirror like this one behind the bath to try and maximise the appearance of light and space; we did have the issue that is was initially to go behind the toilet which for males can be a bit intimidating!! so decided to use the marble fish scale tiles on the wall behind the toilet instead - better to be safe than sorry;)

 

And no ensuite is complete without a stone free standing bath..ok another splurge

 

This Moroccan bathroom was the inspiration for the kids bathroom joinery in Paddo; we are also getting this pattern laser cut into the entertainment unit in the living room of Paddo

 

Kid's bathroom tiles; same terracotta tiles laid in herringbone pattern on the floor; Carrara marble for the bench top and the white arabesque mosaic tiles for the walls ; as much as possible have tried to keep it consistent which was hard as there are so many beautiful tiles out there and you want to use all of them but then you are in danger of your house looking a bit disjointed without any flow..well thats how i rationalised it anyway;) We used these same tiles in the Attic bathroom as well

 

We are finally reaching the exciting stage of tiling at Paddo and unfortunately we are going to be away (but don't feel too sorry for us because Paris, London, NY here we come!) So before all of the action happens i will fill you in on what we have planned for each bathroom...and of course will keep you posted for the end results once the tiling actually happens..gosh i hope it looks good as it could go either way especially with the terracotta floor tiles!!

 

Paddo powder room on the ground floor will be based on this BKH Palm Beach stunner, however we will have a white stone raised basin and a white bone inlay mirror hung on wallpapered walls..yes my first foray into wallpaper

 

When i saw this Phillip Jeffries grasscloth wallpaper i thought it would look pretty special in the powder room but then i found out the cost and more importantly the min order quantity was 20sqm and i only needed 12sqm so then i considered...

 

The Phillip Jeffries Glass Cloth or 'Madagascar Raffia' as they call it; still exxy but such an amazing colour palette to choose from and no min order requirement BUT there is a small chance of fraying and not ideal for wet areas so again back to the drawing board...

 

This was the inspiration for our ensuite bathroom - its actually celebrity hairdresser Kim Robinson's house in Hong Kong; trying to find the recycled timber benches has been a bit of a challenge but today "Iron Wood" at Rozelle came up with the goods

 

Bingo! We might have to lime wash it to lighten up those black spots but it was as close we could get - it's recycled Oregon

 

Carrara fish scale tiles (these were my major splurge but i just had to have them) will go on the walls and hand cut Moroccan terracotta tiles laid in herringbone pattern on the floor

 

This image was the inspiration for the moroccan terracotta floor tiles..love the tulip table as well!

 

We will also add in a 3 panel wall mirror like this one behind the bath to try and maximise the appearance of light and space; we did have the issue that is was initially to go behind the toilet which for males can be a bit intimidating!! so decided to use the marble fish scale tiles on the wall behind the toilet instead - better to be safe than sorry;)

 

And no ensuite is complete without a stone free standing bath..ok another splurge

 

This Moroccan bathroom was the inspiration for the kids bathroom joinery in Paddo; we are also getting this pattern laser cut into the entertainment unit in the living room of Paddo

 

Kid's bathroom tiles; same terracotta tiles laid in herringbone pattern on the floor; Carrara marble for the bench top and the white arabesque mosaic tiles for the walls ; as much as possible have tried to keep it consistent which was hard as there are so many beautiful tiles out there and you want to use all of them but then you are in danger of your house looking a bit disjointed without any flow..well thats how i rationalised it anyway;) We used these same tiles in the Attic bathroom as well