Kicking off the week with Part 4 of our Bay House Series – The much anticipated master suite! And what a special space it is!
Maintaining the open plan style through out the entire home was always important, but the client still wanted the new space to feel cosy and private by creating sections for living, entertaining and leisure. Although the master was towards the front of the home off the living spaces, we really wanted to keep this room where it was and turn it into a real celebration of the external views whilst creating a luxurious secluded feel.
The bedroom was a fairly blank canvas, however the original bathroom had quite a lot of heavy built in elements – so the clients desired to have a much lighter, more seamless flow around the room. As well as considered continuity between the bedroom, walk in robe and ensuite, with ease of movement through out and maximized storage opportunities.
The majority of the existing master ensuite was reconfigured and reconstructed, however the angular ceiling lines and glass atrium where maintained as a stand out design feature in the space. The ensuite is positioned on the corner of the house, so capturing the 90 degree views out onto the land instantly created a focus and direction for the rest of the room. The atrium was altered slightly from a 6 panel gridded glass set to a seamless column of 3 glass pieces with monument powder coated frame work and a set of louvers to increase the airflow into the space.
A long open walk in shower and adjacent wall hung vanity both feature double his and hers basins / shower heads and are positioned in a way which draws the direction from the entry to the atrium then down along the two parallel spaces. This flow in the plan creates an inviting atmosphere and caters to the ease of use the clients were wanting, while subtly imbodying the flow from exterior to interior.
The direction in and around the master bedroom was orientated by a custom designed timber bedhead unit running parallel with the WIR, bring you in through the master entry, into this crafted walkway space and down to the ensuite on the other side.
Natural materials such as timber and marble look Spanish tiles feature predominately within the ensuite to craft a timeless look to the room and connect it back to the materials in the bedroom. The sitting dressing table is custom built of solid walnut timber to add some warmth and directly reference the solid timber joinery from the adjoining master bedroom. Overhead storage has been built into the extra deep centre partition between the vanity and the showers to maximise the usable space behind the mirror cabinets and allow for no drawers below the vanity.
A request from the client was to have the W/C private but not built behind any walls. A custom designed metal frame powder coated Matt black was installed and glazed with a frosted grey laminated glass in keeping with the black highlights throughout the home. High end fixtures and fittings were selected as longevity and quality was always important to the clients, whilst still complimenting the homes unique aesthetic.
The master bedroom was designed to be a space of relaxation and luxury, with many custom pieces crafted for the client’s desires.The custom walnut bedhead was paired beautifully with deep charcoal and olive linen bedding, and framed by the light hand beaded Elitis wallpaper behind. This wallpaper links directly back to the beaded artwork in the space while the bedding also references back to the colours of the Articola wall sconces beside the bed.