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Black Pennyround Tiles and a Custom Timber Vanity Bathroom Renovation in Brunswick

A bathroom renovation that blends in seamlessly with the rest of your home is a bit of an art, and this was important in our Albion St, Brunswick bathroom renovation. It also needs to function for the homeowners, and here our clients were a busy family who wanted to keep a bath, a separate toilet and minimise cleaning for a busy household.

The brief was to achieve a “crisp, clean” look with plenty of storage: face level storage behind the mirrors was a must-have with adults and growing children using this bathroom – a heated towel ladder also on the wish list! The location of the bath under the window really made sense and converting this to a shower over bath not only meant that we could include a generous sized vanity with plenty of storage and double basins, but the shower itself feels larger compared to the separate shower, which previously was positioned in front of the door as you walked in.

The colour palette of this bathroom is a photographer’s dream – the Victorian Ash timber vanity warms up the space and really draws your eye in. Paired with the gorgeous Terra 2 Wall lights in sage, you really get a sense of nature in the space, which is a timeless aesthetic. The existing property had chrome tapware, which is something that the M.J. Harris Group design team used to maintain that consistency throughout the home. The main wall tiles were a large format 300×600 Matt white tile to keep cleaning to a minimum, and black pennyround tiles with black grout became the feature tile over the bath hob and wall behind the bath – black grout can truly hide a multitude of sins which ticked the box for this family. Tying the room together we installed a huge 1320x1800mm custom mirror with black frame, making a functional vanity mirror look like a piece of art.


Feature Bathroom Tiles—Broadwater Black Matt Penny Roud Mosaic Tile
Vanity—Custom Victorian Ash Hardwood Vanity by James Currie of @jctimberdesigns
Basin—Reece Bathrooms Omvivo Villa Oval Above Counter Basin
Tapware—Elysian Range from ABI Interiors
Lighting—Terra 2 Wall Light in Sage and Black Brass