Welcome to the last and final reveal of our Bayview One House – Our Primary Suite!
You know how they say you leave the best to last – well we totally have! Our Primary Suite is such a special place to both Darren and I, not only because it is our bedroom haven but because we have filled the space with a handful of our favourite things! From artwork to bedding, pendant to joinery – we are in love with it all!
If you’re more of a video person – you can catch the Primary Suite Reveal Episode here. Or if you like a good read and want to find out all the goss on the room – keep scrolling!
One of our favourite things about our bedroom (or the house for that matter) is the pitched ceiling. We just love the sheer volume it gives the room. As soon as you enter the room your eye is drawn up by this beautiful Anna Charlesworth pendant that hangs in the middle of the room. It’s soft lines and plastered texture really hit the spot for us! We ended up opting for no downlights as this beauty bounces the light up on the ceiling and lights up the entire room.
On one side of the room, we have located the primary bed which features a built-in headboard cladded in blackbutt timber to match that around the property. We softened off the timber with beautiful organic tones, mixing oatmeal and dust pinks through the bedding selected from Cultiver. We love how it perfectly blends masculine and feminine styles! We placed two ceramic wall sconces from Marz Designs on the bedhead to free up the bedsides and paired them with the sculptural pink marble bedsides from Engold.
The Sarah Ellison timber bed base is grounded and softened by a beautiful Armadillo Rug, and is layered up with a mix of white and oatmeal linen! A long lumbar cushion keeps the styling simple and complements the woven bed throw.
One of the other hero’s of our ‘sleeping’ space is definitely the artwork! We started crushing on this Clare Dubina artwork as soon as we saw it! The warm brown hues and organic form sits so beautifully in this room. Across the way we also included another large scale art piece from Shane Bowden which compliments the overall palette and the other artwork so well.
Adjacent to the bed we designed in a seating area to rest, relax and recoup after a long day (also a great ‘us’ place to escape the kids from time to time). This is where I placed my vintage leather chesterfield sofa which we have had since we were married. I always like to include a tall leaning mirror if space permits as it’s not only functional, but a great way to bounce light around the room.
In addition to the sofa sitting area, when designing a primary bedroom we love to include a little ‘chair moment’ in the corner. We layered a simple linen slip cover chair with a fun wrought iron side table designed by Rachel Donath which ties in the little black accents around the room.
One of the elements we introduced to compliment the white was blackbutt timber. We used this in a few varying areas around the home, including the bedhead in this room. We worked with Duce Timber Windows & Doors to design a large custom silicone butt joint corner window which was framed in blackbutt. Internally not only does it offer amazing views of the bay and flood the room with gorgeous natural light, but it also creates a gorgeous architectural feature on the front facade.
To soften off this architectural feature on the interior we added a curved double track curtain on black metal feature rods. We opted for 2 separate tracks – one for the block out curtain, and the other for the natural linen sheer so we had the option for full light, filtered light or no light! The lovely team at Decorators Workroom looked after all our window coverings throughout the home, and did a great job with this custom curved corner and relaxed heading type we had envisioned.
Much like the robes in the kids bedrooms, we ran the same routed detail into the door fronts, kicks and top fills in our primary robe. The 2paced joinery was colour matched to the wall paint, and we played on the ‘white on white’ look by adding matte white handles from Index & Co.
We ended up splitting our robe up into 2 separate spaces – one for me, and one for Darren. I claimed the large double sided robe set behind the bedhead, and Darren houses his belonging in the other area integrated into the ensuite. We were able to achieve ALOT of storage with a mix of full height and half height hanging, as well as deep and shallow drawers!
The Primary Ensuite is a space which is always super important to us! It’s a part of the home that is used every single day so needs to function at it’s best! We wanted a space that was simplistic, calming and uncomplicated, whilst also private and ‘retreat like’.
We ended up running the timber flooring from the bedroom into the ensuite to seamlessly blend the bedroom and robe with the new bathroom. We designed the shower and bath into a ‘wet room’ inspired by our fondness for Japanese interior design. Allowing us to raise this area up on a tiled plinth and add an LED light step detail.
In the ‘wet room’ we specified the ‘Byron’ Matt Clearstone freestanding bathtub paired with a gorgeous Sussex Circa bath filler set. In addition to this we also selected the twin rail shower head and ceiling mount vertical rain shower from Sussex Tapware in the brushed nickel finish. We also added a shower niche, robe hooks and floor to ceiling glass to encapsulate this raised part of the ensuite.
The large format ‘Grigio Orsola’ acid etched limestone floor tiles wrap up the wall to meet flush with the gorgeous Artedomus ‘INAX Hanten Glaze’ mosaics. We opted for a long floating double vanity to ensure we didn’t clutter the narrow space, which was done in the same Artedomus ‘Grigio Orsola’ limestone to seamlessly match the wall tiles. ‘Circa’ basin wall mixers and overhead mirror cabinets were also featured. It was a key design decision aesthetically to not add any heavy joinery below bench, but we wanted to ensure this didn’t impact the functionality of the space. It was therefore imperative to have plenty of storage in the mirror cabinets so we designed a deep wall cavity for these and added X3 tall units side by side.
We love the way this space feels, and the additional underfloor heating and vertical heated towel rails are a real bonus in these colder months!
And that’s a wrap on the Bayview One reveals!
Thanks for coming on this journey with us as we built our first new build from the ground up – until next time….
(which may be a little closer than you though! #ManlyHouse coming soon!)