This is part two of the room that we took for our ensuite bathroom and dressing room. You can find my earlier post about the ensuite here. So to recap, this is the bedroom that we took for these rooms in its original state.
This image below is the same view as above from the ensuite bathroom we created.
We knocked through from the Master Bedroom next door to enter this space, and this image is looking in through the new door we created from our Bedroom.
We dropped the ceiling in the dressing room, as I don't like overly high cupboards with shelves on top to collect dust. Open rails and shelves were needed as the multiple doors that would have ensued otherwise would have been too difficult in such a tight space (although it feels enormously large to us, as our previous fitted wardrobes were about half the size). The top handleless cupboards are large enough to hold the biggest suitcases.
I used a grey laminate for the cupboards. I love laminate. I know it's not fashionable any more - there is a love affair in Australia with 2 Pak (the sprayed and baked enamel surfaces used extensively in kitchens), but it was appropriate for the space, and was inexpensive as well. The carpet used throughout the house was also installed here, and I ran the same charcoal seagrass wallpaper on the walls and at the back of the hanging rails.
The blind is a Schumacher fabric, which I also used extensively in the Master Bedroom. I love the way that the silhouette pattern on it mimics the iron lace on the veranda outside. As we look out onto a private garden that is not overlooked, I didn't feel that there was a need for additional window treatment, such as sheers or shutters.
The shoe wall was created in the tiny space left next to the door, and fits perfectly. The shelves are angled so that we could fit more pairs in (it's usually full, but I removed the really ugly shoes, like running and cycling shoes for the purposes of the photos). We have a little space adjacent to the hydronic heating radiator where my husband's trouser valet fits, and his ties go behind the door. I'm still to get a full length mirror on the back of the door (hence the photos of me from the waist up in the bathroom whenever I do an outfit pic).
And our last addition has been the small armchair. It was from Mr AV's grandfather's estate, and is I think, very old. It is really small in scale, and incredibly heavy for it's size. I was thinking it might be early Victorian, or even late Georgian but I may be wrong and it's Edwardian instead. That would still make it 100 years old. I had it upholstered in a blue Kravet chenille and it's a good spot to put on shoes. There is a cushion to come - I apologise Faux Fuchsia. I should have issued a warning as I have no doubt traumatised you with these disturbing images of a cushion-less chair.
So a small space, but fairly well organised, and quite pleasant to be in. It's also a dark space (faces South) but the ensuite is bathed in light, so it actually works quite well as a transitional room. It has been a very difficult space to photograph though. I am most certainly an amateur photographer, and without a wide lens and a tripod, it's not been easy in such a small space to take these images, so apologies for the poor quality.
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