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Shower Feature Walls

Shower Feature Walls

Tiles & Mosaics

The days are long gone where showers are shoved into a small corner, with no detailing! An inviting shower is a must-have for relaxation after a long day at work, or for those mornings where you are in a rush. There are a few simple, yet effective ways to take your shower to the next level. Carry on reading to find out how!

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The first way is to add a feature wall with tiles or mosaics. Pebbles are another great feature to add to your shower wall or floor. There are so many different tile options on the market, and millions of more designs to use. If you would like to see some custom tile cutting, follow this link to our blog post. If you would like your feature wall to pop, using colour can easily achieve this. Hand-made tiles offer great texture, and glazing can add a gorgeous shine.

Windows

Let the light in! Imagine being able to look out at nature when you are in your show. Feels serene right? This can be achieved by adding a simple window to your shower. Depending on the positioning of your room, you might not want the whole world to see you in the shower. However, this can be fixed by adding a high, but a narrow window.

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Or if you would prefer a larger window, the glass can easily be frosted to prevent anyone from seeing you. A gap can be left at the top so you are still able to look outside. Depending on how high the window is from the ground, it could also be a great way to store your cleaning products. This leads us to the next important item: storage.

Storage

You may or may not be a culprit of having one too many shampoo or body wash bottles. However, you always need more space for storage. Storage can sometimes become an afterthought, and we end up buying steel, screw-in racks that rusts to pieces.

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Storage should not be an afterthought! When building a new shower, one has the opportunity to incorporate beautiful ideas. This can take the form of an inset, that could be tiles the same as the rest of the shower. It could even be tiled a different way. This would make the space pop. Shelves are also a great way to have more space for your bottles, soaps and brushes. Hooks will also help to store loofas and facecloths. Click here to see our blog post on plumbing fittings. 

Make your shower a space you want to be in.

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )

MOROCCAN INSPIRED BEDROOM DESIGN

A bedroom is a safe place for one. When designing a room it is often a good start to have a certain style in mind. A style can change the atmosphere completely and a mood can be created to make one feel relaxed after a long day.

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Morocco is a country found in the north of Africa. It is known for its diverse range of locally made products. These range from home goods like rugs and beautifully hand carved items, to enchanting jewelry. Moroccans have been inspired by many different countries and cultures in the Mediterranean and Europe.

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Having a bedroom with a Moroccan flavour will help create a relaxing environment, and make you feel that you are on holiday in an exotic location. The following images contain beautifully handcarved headboards. The intriquite designs form a beautiful feature in the room.

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Different textures are used such as woods, furs and patterned fabrics to make up a moroccan style in a given space. Multiple textures, patterns and colours can be used in a space to give it more of a Moroccan feel.

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Often beautiful doors crafted with moroccan pattern is used in cabinetry in rooms to change up the standard doors when designing bedroom cupboards. This creates another asthetically pleasing feature within the space.

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Are you dreaming of having a Moroccan inspired bedroom?

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )

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ALL THINGS WOVEN AND WICKER

What exactly is wicker?

Apart from being a BEAUTIFUL material… “wicker furniture may be crafted out of different materials such as bamboo, straw and even rattan. Recently, synthetic materials are also being used for manufacturing wicker furniture.” – Homedit.com

Headboards

Why not add a bit of fun to your bedroom by using woven or wicker headboards? These beautifully handcrafted headboards are sure to make a feature out of any bedroom you use them in. If you are not a fan of the natural look, these headboards can always be painted. In any colour you desire! The following headboards are all different shapes and sizes, using different weaving techniques.

Seating

Indoors or outside: wicker is a wonderful material to use in your home. If treated in the right way, it may last for years upon years! Peacock chairs are stunning features and will too, make a feature in your home. “Although the origins of the Peacock Chair have been widely debated, most accounts trace the throne-like chair to Asia,” explains the book. “It is likely to have originated in the Philippines, which is why it is often referred to as the Manila or Philippine Chair.” – phaidon

Other Wicker Furniture

Putting together this blog post was awfully hard, as there are so many beautiful images out there. This last category is a mix of some of our other favourite ways of adding woven and wicker items to your space. Coffee and side tables, baskets, cabinets and wall art are just a few examples of how you can add this style to your space. We sure do love them all!

If you are dreaming of having a space like the above:

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )

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LOFT DESIGN

Master Suite

Adding on a roof room onto your house is a great way to make your space larger. Another great reason to get a roof room is that should increase the value of your home. Plus, a new loft master suite will give you a brand new space to start afresh. Exposed wooden beams are SO trendy. These will make your space look oh-so-pinterest worthy.

Sleeping Area

As attic or loft rooms tend to be quite small, light colours will help the space feel larger. White ceilings and walls will make the room feel less claustrophobic. Lower beds will take up less space in the room. A designated sleeping area will make the space feel cozy. White linen with layered blankets and pillows will contribute to a cozy space.

Bathroom Area

Loft rooms can often lack space. A compact bathroom need not feel small and cluttered. Skylights will help bring heaps of light into the space. Plus, when you bath or shower, you will be able to look up at the beautiful sky! Once again, lighter colours will make the space feel bigger. However, do not be afraid to add a few dark touches. This will add contrast and interest to the space.

Lounging

A master suite needs to ooze with comfort. Make sure to find the most comfortable seating you can. Add on throws, blankets and cushions. This will add character to the space. Low coffee tables and side tables make for extra storage. Rugs are important for comfort too.

Are you dreaming of having an exquisite loft room?

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )

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Umhlanga’s Upmarket Guest Bathroom

When called in to consult on this Umhlanga based project this space was half gutted and nonfunctional (see before images below). The brief was quite simple from the client, create something beautiful. We decided to move forward with an Indonesian feel with lots of interest and features. Gold toned embellished wallpaper, crystal pendants, a detailed mirror, a beautiful Victoria & Albert Basin and detailed vanity. We wanted the vanity to be the feature of the space so instead of going for a custom made vanity we searched high and low for the perfect Indonesian hand carved unit that was thereafter converted into a vanity by our team.

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The mood board below represents the look and feel of the space. Neutral tones have been used throughout the design. Rich browns and creams are featured throughout the design. Various exotic materials such as hand carved solid woods, marbles and mosaics have been used.

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The wallpaper has an exotic, Mediterranean feel, which helps add to the Indonesian theme of the space. Many patterns have been used throughout the design. These are evident on the mirror, vanity unit and flooring. As the space features opulent decor and design, the plumbing fixtures would have to be of the same class and style. A luxurious Victoria & Albert Basin is featured on top of a detailed, Indonesian vanity.

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Before photos

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( all moodboard images sourced from Pinterest , renders and photos property of Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors )

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