En suite finished

En suite finished

We have finished! The en suite has been created, we can finally present the finished en suite.

This bathroom is part of the master suite and is attached to the dressing room.  Small spaces are difficult to photograph and L shaped rooms are even harder.  The room is only 1m (1.8m at widest) by 3m. Photographing this room in one shot is virtually impossible.

If you scroll down to the bottom you can watch a video of the space.

So what do you think?


Mood Board

The mood board reflected the grid of the leaded windows. It is a mixture of off black/charcoal and off white. Charcoal and off white are both more forgiving in an old house than pure white or black. Read more about all the decision choices in creating the en suite. We decided on striped tiles for the shower. The tiles are a dark gloss grey called shadow and a matt white tile. The stripes are reminiscent of Victorian bathing suits, the Duomo in Sienna, Italy or maybe a liquorice allsort.

bathroom mood board

Metal accent

Every interior scheme should have a metallic accent. Normally we choose brass/gold for carpet plates or door handles.  We haven’t used chrome anywhere in the house. Chrome seems too modern in this house, however for the en suite we went for chrome. When it comes to buying taps, shower heads and shower doors, if you don’t want to blow the budget then chrome seems to offer the widest choice and the best price. We have sneaked in a brass door knob, as I didn’t want brass on one side of the door and chrome on the other!. In addition, my plumber says that gold coloured taps are a pain as they scratch and tarnish unless they are of very high quality.flushtapsradiator-valveshower-valve

Plants and Pictures

Plants and  pictures soften up the hardness of a bathroom, it transforms the space from clinical to homely. This print is from an exhibition for Central Station Design, in Manchester which I picked up at the time when I was studying. It seemed perfect for this room as it reflects the grid scheme of the leaded windows and is old time variety performer Arthur Askey  who was born in the Victorian era. (you might know his busy as a bee song)

arthur askey


En suite finished

To recap, the room was originally created by splitting a North facing bedroom into a dressing room and en suite. You can read all about how we split the room in the previous post creating the en suite.

In case you forgot what it looked like before, it was quite a state.


Finally here is a video of it, which is not very good (you can hear Paul banging around, and the dog photobombs) but you get the feel! The en suite is finished!






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