INTERIOR OF THE YEAR BATHROOM - FINALIST, JULIET COLEMAN: This Cambridge homeowner wanted to create a fun, light and airy bathroom for her three children to use and used her 10-year-old son’s paintings as inspiration for her design, picking out a burnt orange shade from one as an accent colour. Juliet worked on the tiling, grouting, beading and painting herself and chose period-appropriate details, such as white subway tiles and dado beading, to fit in with the wider renovation of her…
WHAT THE JUDGES THOUGHT: The panel admired the bathroom for its great choice of materials – plywood, copper and a concrete-look tile – that pay homage to the original bach. “The dark fittings are a classy touch.”
The guest bathroom’s two-tone paint finish is a modern take on a classical dado; the London Round bath is from Burlington, with an old French kitchen table at left. - See more at: http://nzhouseandgarden.co.nz/strength-to-strength/#sthash.V88pmDNP.dpuf
A Porter’s Paints paint effect designed to resemble old concrete and a copper free-standing French tub (“the boys love it,” says Michelle) from Great Baths on Auckland’s North Shore lend a French ambience to the family bathroom; the van der Veers had the marble-topped oak vanity from Early Settler whitewashed.