Girvan Residence

This project was inspired by the owners’ Moroccan hand basin within the space. Our clients have a great love of travelling and Morocco, a certain favourite destination. We love infusing our clients’ personalities into the spaces they will use on a daily basis. We love the reflection and knowing that we create unique,individual and personalised homes.

Prior to renovating, this Bathroom was dark and small. It consisted of an inset bath,shower, freestanding vanity and separate toilet room. Both areas lacked personality and luxe factor so our direction was clear: functional and personal.

Birdblack Design redesigned the space with great emphasis on creating a larger, more functional Bathroom. By reconfiguring both rooms, we were able to move the toilet, tuck the frameless screened shower in behind it, and include a full-sized bath with a hop (or built-in seat) to dry off on. The new vanity is wall-hung, and along with the mirrored cabinets above, creates an abundance of storage for our home owners.

Within the shower, we included an elegant fold-down seat and recessed shower niche for all of shower essentials. Our finishes and fixtures were selected to complement the Moroccan basin. We sourced all the tapware and accessories in a custom living rustic bronze finish which reflects a vintage touch. This works in harmony with the Corian Basil benchtop and the white joinery finish which receives pops of colour through the use of ceramic hand-painted Moroccan cabinet knobs.

One of the most important elements introduces pops of colour into the space are the two stained-glass windows which echo the Moroccan influence. Both windows were custom-made, reflecting the colours and patterns found in the feature basin; a beautiful statement, capturing the eye as you step into the Bathroom.

For the flooring in both the Main Bathroom and toilet room, we sourced a rustic metallic coloured tile, reflecting a Moroccan style in a subtle manner and certainly adding that luxe factor to both spaces. For the walls, we used a combination of square and rectangle gloss white tiles. The use of white wall tiles gives an illusion of a large space, making both spaces bright and inviting.

For the toilet room we wanted to replicate the design of the Main Bathroom.This space uses a combination of the living rustic bronze finish for the tapware and accessories utilised in the Main Bathroom.

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A word from the owner:
I have no hesitation in highly recommending Sarah and her team from Birdblack Design. From the first visit through to the beautiful finished product, Sarah's design and project management skills, professionalism and attention to detail were outstanding. Sarah was always punctual for meetings and site visits, fully answered questions, provided opportunity for my input and feedback and promptly followed up on my queries. Sarah has a friendly personality with a ready smile and has a strong customer service focus. All in all, it was an absolute pleasure working with Sarah and her team at Birdblack Design. So if you are looking for excellence in your next build or renovation, get in touch with Sarah.

Interior Design: Birdblack Design
Build: Graeme Carberry Builder
Photography: Hannah Ladic Photography

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