The Hamptons Inspired Bathroom

The purpose of this bathroom makeover was to make it feel larger, light and airy with a Hamptons feel. Before it's transformation it was a traditional heritage bathroom with dark green floor tiles and burgandy 'feature' rose tiles. There was a dark, yellow tone throughout the room and the green tiles did not match well with the light blue walls.

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One of the challenges was to make better use of the large floor area. By tiling the shower base, I was able to disguise the fact that I had installed a larger shower. The old shower was 900mmX900mm, however, the new shower is now 1200mm X 900mm. The large, frameless shower screen allows the visible area of the room to flow and not feel intrusive even though its footprint is larger. The shower niche in the wall makes storage of hair products to be within the wall area rather than inside the shower cubicle; again making the usable area feel more spacious.

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One of my favourite transformations of this bathroom is the claw foot bath. I purchased the bath as a second hand bath. It was olive green but I needed it to match the Hamptons blue colour of the tiles. I was able to give the outside shell a sand, prime it and spray it with a paint colour that was actually called 'Hamptons Blue'. Then I sprayed the feet white to match the white features of the room and now it looks exactly how I envisaged it would look. Replacing the old inset bath with a stand-alone claw foot bath makes the floor area of the room feel bigger. The bath is also deeper so it is far more practical for the adults who will be using this room.

The lighting was important to me in this room. I wanted a classic Hamptons style, whitewashed with old charm. These pendant lights really add a warmth to the room.

The mirror is also something I love. Originally it was a gold mirror that I purchased for a bargain. I painted it with some white chalk paint as the base colour and then dry brushed it with a chrome paint to match the tapware in the room.

Overall I am very pleased with the outcome. The room is light and bright and it still has interest and drama through the beautiful encaustic tiles on the floor. It is a space that feels bigger and is far more practical than it used to be. The users of this room are very happy with their new space.