Saturday, November 19, 2011

bold & beautiful


Stunning metallic tropical print wallpaper. Love it!!! 
I am not sure if I could be so brave. But it would look great in our bathroom & the storage is just what I need. Have you ever had wallpaper in a bathroom? 
this is my ensuite unfinished : (
I can image the wallpaper & that storage unit & the big enormous mirror!!!!

this is why I don't have a mirror. Annoying. 
We needed to spend more time going over the plans & we needed to be on site more! We are planning on moving the powerpoint to the side but can't bare the thought of cutting into more tiles. There is another power point in the bathroom so I am thinking just to disconnect this one & placing the big mirror over the top.

I would love to hear your comments. 
Have a great Saturday. 



  1. Is there a toilet behind that wall? Love the idea of hiding the toilet seat.

    I think you could still have a wide mirror above your basins, regardless of the powerpoint. Personally, I would disconnect that PowerPoint as I would be paranoid of water splashing on it.

  2. Hi B, The wall hides the toilet seat. I think I will just disconnect the powerpoint. I would like the mirror bottom to be behind the mixers. Does that make sense?? KP

  3. I do love the wallpaper but think practically and wonder does wallpaper in steamy bathrooms = peeling? Not that you probably ever need to steam your bathrooms living in the tropics;) The mirror is a tricky one, put one up higher and the kids wont be able to see,it really needs to be a just tad lower. how annoying!

  4. I may be wrong here but I don't think that legally you can put a powerpoint that close to the sink. I don't work with a lot of renos but the new builds I work wit, the electricians usually place the powerpoint as far from the sink as possible, often on the other wall. So it probably would be best to have it disconnected and have that gorgeous big mirror.

    I know you can get wallpaper especially for bathrooms that will stand up to the steam and moisture and I think you should definately be brave and look into it!

  5. I love the mirror being the splashback and starting on top of basin/benchtop. I am however lazy when it comes to cleaning so raised the mirror a bit higher up *shy*

  6. Hi Kp

    we have new bathrooms (well 3 years old now) but we are thrilled with them.

    the power point problem is an easy one for me
    we have large (huge) mirrored cabinets and the power points are inside the cabinets - as I wanted an 'everything away look' - it works perfect.

    Let me know if you want me to email you some photos

    Have a wonderful day,

    loulou, from hereiamloulou blog


  7. Yes very bold! Not sure its for me but I could appreciate it in someone elses home. x

  8. How frustrating - don't you hate it when tradies do things that are soooo illogical. Love the wallpaper but you might get sick of it in a couple of years & it's a big job to re-wallpaper!

  9. I think the big mirror would look fabulous! I really think the PP is dangerous where it's positioned (I think it contravenes the building code too). Get it disconnected or moved and get it right. You wont regret it! Love the private loo, what a great idea!

  10. Go for the wallpaper! The best things we've done in our reno have all been a risk. Also, I would absolutely move that power point. A few cut tiles can be replaced. Good old tradies - can't leave them unsupervised for a minute!

  11. Just stumbled across your blog... and I love the reno process all laid out! I say go with the bold wallpaper... if you can't do it in a bathroom, where else?

    Catherine @ The Spring (in Brisbane)

    p.s. I'm running a giveaway I think you'd really like - it's the chance to win all kinds of mason jars and lovely retro kitchen goodies... and it closes this Friday!

  12. Thank you for all your comments, much appreciated. KP