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Our Master Bathroom Choices

Our Master Bathroom Choices

I am continuing to answer our most asked questions, and our master bathroom has had questions from all over the world. Every time I share an image on Instagram of it’s shared again on Pinterest, I am invariably asked again about our choices of colours, fixtures and fittings. This bathroom is a real mix of budget and luxe selections, hopefully something for everyone.

Sharing Our Master Bathroom Choices


The number one question we are asked about our master bathroom is the colour of the paint. It took us ages and many sample pots, to find the exact paint colour we loved. All the colours we chose changed significantly when we painted test patches on the wall, as we found the reflection of the all the white in the room, drained most of the colours.

Our final choice was a Taubmans colour called Sheffield Grey.


Our vanity was custom made to our specifications, including a marble top. The tapware came from Reece and is Bastow brand, however I can no longer find the brand on their website. The same brand tapware is used in the shower and bath where we have the classic telephone set.


The lighting was one of the areas we both splurged and saved. The gorgeous sconses on either side of the mirror, were a custom order from Milton Lighting here in Brisbane, however the chandelier over the bath, was an inexpensive choice from Bunnings.


We had the most difficult time sourcing our tiles, as we were on a timeline to get the tiles to the job, for it to be finalised. We had no issues with the floor or wall tiles, however the herringbone feature was the problem child.

The wall tiles are rectified edge white subway tiles, which we purchased from Bunnings. A great quality product that the tiler said was easy to cut and lay, despite on being around $35 per square meter.

The floor tiles we were able to secure from our local Beaumont tiles. These were a most expensive choice, however we didn’t need many being only a small room. We consider this to be a worthy investment.

The feature tile had to be bought direct from the importers in Sydney and then freighted up to us in Ipswich. If you are looking for similar try Marble Ceramic Corp. Not only were they fantastic to deal with, the price was just right.


Hmm, so I really wanted a claw foot bath, but didn’t want to pay the huge price for an enamel bath, enter a acrylic knock off from Highgrove Bathrooms, that not only does the job, but looks the part and had an unbeatable price!

I hope by sharing this information, you will see that it is not necessary to fill a room with top end fittings and fixtures, when there is a balance between both, it will work perfectly without the huge cost.

We love when our readers take the time to ask us questions, and we are really enjoying sharing the answers with you. If you have any others questions about our home, you would like an answer too, feel free to leave them as a comment here, on Facebook or send me an email via my contact page.

Are you a fan of grey paint? Got a bathroom you’d like to reno?

Nicole xxx


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  1. your bathroom is spectacular! – I cannot begin to tell you how much I love those floor tiles 🙂 🙂

  2. I love the colour you’ve used on the walls and how you’ve expertly combined both luxe and budget options. That’s the bathroom of my dreams!

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