Bathroom design Bay of Fires style


Finally our new bathroom is ready for some photos. It has been a year in the planning and has taken around seven weeks to build.


I love the shafts of light that pouring in each morning.


I designed the bathroom and had local Michael Eastwood of Onshore Designs do the drawings and submission to the Council. Our builder was Peter King from Scamander, great attitude from him and all his workers.

The wall mirrors hide recessed shelving and there is a magnifying mirror in the centre with light for the close up work. We added some luxuries like underfloor heated tiles and three in-wall heated towel rails. My favourite is the bathtub but I also love the tall stainless steel cabinet with its one mirrored side next to the toilet. It  rotates to reveal glass shelving for storage of bathroom cleaning products and toilet paper etc.


The tiling is the same on the floor as the walls and covers all walls to the ceiling. The top on the vanity is a Caesarstone slab, another quartz product. The bowls are Dado white quartz stone with a matt finish, made by same company as the bath. We bought  basins and bath through Christiaans bathroom shop in Brisbane and were shipped to Tasmania from Queensland although I see on the warranty it is a South African company.IMG_9371

The opening from the bedroom does not have a door so it opens up the area and we can view the sea from the bed. There is a skylight, two opaque glass sash windows, one smaller window above the bidet and with the large floor to ceiling corner window we have light pouring in all day long. For privacy at night we have installed electric roll down blinds. We installed a ceiling fan above the bed, after years living in Queensland we like to have a fan awaiting a rare hot night in the Bay of Fires.Master bedroom 2

The Flos wall sconces, a Philippe Starck design we bought in Brisbane at Euroluce, and they were sent directly down to us from the Sydney warehouse, thanks Peter – all arrived in excellent condition. The covers are in aluminized bronze, they swivel and have inbuilt dimmers. A bit of trivia, we noticed on our recent visit that a reading area at MONA has the same lights in the silver finish. We bought a ceiling hung version for the bathroom. I relocated the screen print by Australian artist Janet Dawson ‘Parts of Fortune’ from the house entry to its new position above the bed. We had the linen bed-head made in Launceston last year. I cannot show you the walk in robe yet, the room is there, just empty until the cabinet makers return from Xmas holidays.


  1. #1 by Olivia Brown on January 3, 2013 - 10:38 pm

    Hi Roz, It looks fabulous. Enormous too!!! x

    Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2013 22:15:58 +0000 To:

  2. #2 by Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial on January 3, 2013 - 10:39 pm

    Roz, it looks amazing!! Thanks for showing us the finished result – it’s more luxurious than most 5 star hotels! 🙂

    • #3 by tastetravel on January 3, 2013 - 11:30 pm

      I was aiming for 5 stars, thanks we love it and cannot imagine leaving it or anyone else using it in our absence but sharing is a good thing. Roz

  3. #4 by Glenda on January 4, 2013 - 2:44 am

    Very nice Roz.

  4. #5 by Lynda on January 4, 2013 - 8:11 am

    Beautiful, love the design and the decor. Very stylish indeed. Job well done.

    • #6 by tastetravel on January 4, 2013 - 8:21 am

      Thanks Lynda, as you can imagine, a major undertaking but well worth it for the years ahead.

  5. #7 by Lorraine @ Not Quite NIgella on January 4, 2013 - 11:31 am

    What a beautiful bathroom! It reminds me of Southern Ocean Lodge which is an amazing place to stay 🙂

  6. #8 by Peter Lyndon Law on January 6, 2013 - 11:54 pm

    Hi Roz and John,

    Thank you for sending me the link to view the pictures. The lights look fantastic, and that’s what I call a bathroom! Having seen a couple of before pictures, what an amazing finished result in the bedroom as well.
    It was my pleasure helping you with your selections.

    Euroluce Brisbane

  7. #9 by Di Tompson on January 7, 2013 - 2:07 am

    Absolutely stunning Roz. Congratulations. Have been thinking of you both. Hope the fires haven’t affected you. We are in the haze here!!!

  8. #10 by Ellen & Rod on January 7, 2013 - 5:16 am

    Hi John and Roz

    Thank you for sending me Roz’s blog site and the photographs of you newly finished bathroom and bedroom. It looks absolutely beautiful. Love the soft tones and stainless. The bath is gorgeouss with a great outlook. A well thought out design and no doubt you will enjoy all the extra comforts of heated tiles,towels rails and fans which no doubt will get lots of use this summer as it’s a real hottie.
    Cheers Ellen and Rod

  9. #11 by liz cooper on January 7, 2013 - 6:45 am

    looks fantastic – have to visit again!!

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