Creating an ensuite from an adjoining bedroom

When designing a small ensuite to get the most out of your space you need to be creative with design choices. My ensuite was created by taking 1500 wide from an adjoining bedroom by the width of that room to keep everything neat and in line. I had a partician wall built and to take advantage of the character and beams I created a niche in the back wall which runs the width of the room creating a sence of elongation of that wall. By fixing the tiles which were supposed to be hung vertically I hung them horizontally this again elongated the width of the room, here I used Forest Oak slat.

I then used Persian Azul Polished Tile by porcelain superstore this is a large porcelain tile again by using larger format tiles it makes the room feel bigger.

On the floor I created a herringbone pattern the length of the room which also makes the room look longer than it is here I used Woodwork Beige a Wood plank effect tile.

I wanted to create a hotel feel to the bathroom so I chose a dark colour and painted the walls and the ceiling the same colour which was worsened by F&B I also used Railings for my skirting board as the shade is the same as the shower tray and vein in stone worktop which I had bespoke made from Meridian stone in Leeds we were on a really tight deadline so the very kind Paul drove it down to Shropshire for us. By upgrading the worktop which was a coated shinny wood laminate to a bold veined stone we have not only added the feel of luxury but added value.

I purchased these lights from TK Maxx a few years back, anticipating the ideal room to place them in. It's beneficial to keep some items in reserve, as I bought them for £12 each, but if I had bought them now from the same retailer, they would cost £149 each. I added these fabulous prints from Beach House Art one a  vintage watercolour of a sailing yacht which reminds me of when I traveled the world at 18 and sailed on a racing yacht from Sydney harbour the other which I choose was the Schooner Vintage Watercolour boat which finished the complete look.

I love dry brushing beams and I used a soft grey which I dry brushed on you can see how I did this on my video on You Tube it gives a natural distressed look to the beam.

I incorporated two bowl sinks with freestanding counter-mounted chrome taps and added an oversized mirror from my company, The Interior Co, to enhance the luxurious ambiance of the bathroom.

I added a Neom reed diffuser, one of my favorites, and indulged in Elemis spa treats. For the bath mat and towels, I prefer The White Company as it exudes luxury and opulence.

I then added a barn door to keep it a private space, the door was blocked up with bricks it looks like it was all one space at sometime but I got LBC as it is a grade two listed farmhouse, but because the door was an obvious opening and looked like it had once been used they allowed me to open it up. As the door was wide but not a standard height the only way to create a door closing was to use a barn door on lovely cast iron wheels this fitted in perfectly with the style of the building I got mine from Wayfair as the delivery was quick. I think the bathroom fits in superbly with the look and feel of the historic property.

If you are looking to create something really special in your home or business please give me a call to discuss your project or book a free discovery call.


If you want to follow the progress of the full renovation please take a look at @spenfordhouse on instagram. 

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