We’ve previously featured the work of Rachael Turner of Front Porch Properties, and it’s always fun to step into her projects virtually. Rachel’s aesthetic draws from American-style homes, modern farmhouses, barns and cottages, and this unique combination can be seen in the lovely Brisbane bathroom renovation we’re showcasing to you today. can.
Part 1930s Queenslander, this bathroom served a dynamic professional couple who came to Rachel with the brief to create a main bathroom that combined playful charm with a contemporary edge. We provide “This is a change of direction from our typical front porch property design aesthetic, but we love clients who are bold and confident,” says Rachel.
The original, tired bathroom maintained the home’s tradition, but was in dire need of an update. Aesthetics aside, the focus of the renovation was to address the owners’ storage concerns, as well as a desire to maximize natural light. “The structural change that had the most impact on the bathroom was the installation of a skylight in the shower area. This addition of natural light truly transforms the space, making every element inside shine, brighter and more inviting. It creates a great atmosphere,” says Rachel.
Aside from a new skylight, the room underwent a major reconfiguration, with the existing bathtub removed and replaced with a full-length shower that ran the length of the room. The shower features Rachel’s trademark stone shelf. Additionally, the toilet was relocated to the previously small shower stall area, increasing the functionality of the space.
Soft teal wall tiles in the bathroom complement the vibrant wallpaper, and a ribbed, curved shower screen mirrors the grooves in the wooden vanity. “This bathroom project pushed the boundaries of our usual color palette, but the client’s bold and confident choices resulted in a design we absolutely love,” says Rachel. say.
“This space is truly a feast for the senses and is full of lovely details, from the soft organic blue tiles to the warm wood tones of the vanity, to the brushed gold flatware and sintered stone veining. It’s a very textured experience, right down to the exquisite feature wall light that blends in with the bathroom. Every detail catches the eye and creates a visually rich and inviting atmosphere in the bathroom,” says Rachel.
Photographer: Louise @villastyling
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